It is official. Fall started two days ago. This morning I opened my apartment door to go to the studio and the temperature was incredibly lower than it was last week. The weather doesn’t seem to be wasting any time here.
On to school. A few weeks ago, the class was given excerpts from a book entitled Invisible Cities to read. These cities did not exist. So what we read, we recreated on paper with a pencil, and some lines and so on. You get the idea, a drawing. But before we got to do this, we were given a typography assignment. It was to be a 6 x 6 spatial assignment of any of the three cities we liked.
This meant I had to research typography projects to get an idea. There was so much out there; and of course I wanted to share. So yet again, I had to limit myself. Here is some of what I came across and liked.
These however, were a little too complex for what our professors were actually looking for. Ours needed to create space yet describe the city at the same time. So here are mine.
I know this has absolutely nothing to do with architecture. It’s very art-y, but architecture is essentially a majestic form of art. Anyone who is anyone knows that different fields of art and design affect each other.
That being said, I’d like to introduce you to Leonid Afremov. A week ago I had no clue who this guy was. A friend introduced me to his works and I must say that it was love at first sight. He is a Russian-Israeli painter; and he is unbelievably talented. But who am I and what do I know to be making such a declaration?
Afremov uses a palette knife and oil paints to create colourful works. His application technique makes his paintings look like mosaics. He uses just about every shade and hue on the colour wheel in each work. He has most definitely created his own style, as you will see below.
Before I started this post I told myself that I’d only post three images of his work. I will admit, it was extremely hard for me to choose just three.
If you’d like to see more of his stuff then click here.
I started architecture grad school at University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design four weeks ago.
I am a shower thinker, it’s really the best place to get your thoughts together. So, last week, one night while showering I came up with the idea of creating a blog off of my site so that my friends and my family can keep up with how my schooling has been progressing.
This blog, once I can manage to up keep it, will be a compilation of my work, my thoughts, designs I come across and love, and quite likely the occasional thing about the world that incenses me.
So you keep checking; and I’ll try to keep it somewhat up to date.