De Stijl Pumas Project

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This artwork was inspired on the art movement called “de Stijl” and on Piet Mondrian’s model.

I used black lines to make the rectangle and square divisions, and the use of the primary colours is of great importance in the presentation of this art work.

Then I fused the concept with one of my favorite subjects, Pumas. As you can see, I cut the logo and I pkaced it randomly, as the model reflects the simplicity of the colorus and its relationship with the background.

I enjoy this piece of art because it shows me purpose but yet it is abstract in every sense.

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Design: Lance Wyman

Better known as a “rock star” of graphic arts, Wyman made his reputation when he collaborated with Eduardo Terrazas, under the direction of Architect Ramirez Vazquez, known for his coolaboration in the development of the entire design campaign for the Mexico 1968 Summer Olympic Games. He has also designed icons for museums and many other institutions, individualized signs for buildings at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., and many other symbols. Stepping outside his usual genre, he designed a poster for the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign.

Lance Wyman, who was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1937 and is an American graphic designer. He became well known for such a traansendental work as the logo of the 1968 Summer Olympic Games and the route map of the Washington Metro.

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Wyman graduated from the Pratt Institute with a degree in industrial design in 1960. The subject of graphic design was just being introduced in American universities at the time; when Wyman met a student who studied logo design with Paul Rand at Yale, he wanted to design logos.[

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In 1966, he participated in a design competition for the graphics for the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games. His “Mexico68” logotype was the winner, and launched his career. Wyman remained in Mexico for four and one-half years, following his Olympic work with development of graphic programs for the Mexico City Metro and the 1970 World Cup competition.

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New York in 1971, Wyman formed a partnership with Bill Cannan (Wyman & Cannan). In 1979, he established his own firm, Lance Wyman Ltd. He has also taught corporate and wayfinding design at Parsons School of Design since 1973.

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Pixel: The origin of digital imaging

Lets talk about how a digital image is compsed. First, The word pixel is based on a contraction of two sufixes, pix (“pictures”) and el (for “element”). A pixel is considered the smallest part of a digital image, a single point in a graphic image. Graphics monitors display pictures by dividing the display screen into thousands (or millions) of pixels, arranged in rows and columns. The pixels are so close together that they appear connected.

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Now, note that in the video, all colors on the monitor are represented by 3 dots: red, green, blue (RGB). The various colors in an image are accomplished by illuminating these dots in a specified ratio. If you want WHITE, all 3 color dots are brightly illuminated the same amount. Colors other than white are created by illuminating one or two of the dots more than the other(s). To create a BLACK portion of an image, all 3 colors are turned OFF in that area.