Time and Motion: Hak Do

 

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Page 171 of Lynda Barry’s “What It Is”

In the book “Graphic Design The New Basics” by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips time and motion are defined as being closely related. It’s any word or image that move functions both spatially and temporally. In page 171 of Lynda Barry’s “What It Is” there are multiple examples of time and motion going on. The motion is implied by the octopus that are going around in a circle. Also the arrows show the direction of where they are going. Technically speaking the use of repetition and rotation really helps employ the feeling of movement on this page. The octopus and the arrows and the little circles are what are being repeated and the octopus are being rotating in a way where their head is going in the direction that the arrows are pointing to. The arrow shape and the octopus goes hand in hand with each other. There is no scaling, cropping, or overlap, but this page could be changed in a way where it could exemplify all of those technical features to make it look more interesting. This piece could be considered an eruption of form, but instead of the image and movement going outward from a central point, it would be going inward to a central point. There is another element in this page that has implied movement and its the black lines with the dots on it. They are arranged in a way where the ends almost match up with the ends of other lines and black dots as so to lead the audience’s eye to follow the black lines to where they go.

 

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