process : design using textures

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During our first year in IM:Graphic Design GD150, we explored the use of texture. The first part of the process was to find textures that would create interesting designs when rubbed over with pencil or charcoal on paper. A few of my rubbings are shown above. These I gathered while walking up and down the aisles at a local home improvement store. My favorites came off of plastic egg crate panels, dry core, decorative glass, and the steel posts that hold all that heavy merchandise throughout the store. Scattering cut washers onto the concrete floor to create a more random, yet interesting design proved successful as well. Once the images were scanned, I took them into Illustrator and used the pen tool to create black, white and gray scale patterns. Now I await their ultimate use!

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