For this blog post on texture, I wanted to get some feedback on which image I should pick for project one. Below I have narrowed my images to my top 3.
When thinking about what picture I wanted to take to resemble texture, I immediately thought of tree bark and how the fracturing of the bark splitting in every direction really makes the tree appear more live like. After reading through the chapters assigned in more depth, I started to realize that texture is used all around us. From the concrete walls you see around campus to the paint clots left on a canvas by artists to make the art work come to life. To give you a brief definition of what texture is, I think Rick Valicenti (one of the authors of the book Graphic Design The New Basics) says it best “Texture adds detail to an image, providing an overall surface quality as well as rewarding the eye when viewed up close”. This broad definition of the word texture also can be categorized in multiple different forms which include: landscapes, Code generated text, etc.
The reason I choose to pick this image as one of my texture photo’s for consideration was because on first glance, what stood out to me was the smooth and pattern like texture of the individual hairs. After looking at this detail I then noticed that this eye had little gold veins that moved throughout the eye. Comparing this image to texture I knew was going to be hard, but for that sake of wanting to design something different and unique I decided I would still incorporate this image.
For my last texture image I choose to go with a Human Race designer shoe. This shoe uses texture in the design of the stitching, material and overall look of the shoe. After reading the “Textured Logotypes” section in our readings and I think it is directly backed by the passage said in this section “The texture makes the logo light and engaging when it is used at a large scale”. I interpreted this by the Race lettering on the top of the shoe because the yellow surrounding it makes the lettering pop and give a clear visual of what is being presented to the audience.