It was created from Design 2 class, and the project is studying Gestalt Principles of Design, and to apply them into student's design approach, based on the landmarks at Los Angeles, California, USA. My topic is focused on Urban Lights at Los Angeles County Art Museum. My goal was to express the building cityscape of L.A. with the rows of streetlamps composition using the symmetry, order, similarity, and figure & ground.
I approached to research the Urban Lights, based on my visiting experience, the observation of seeing photographs on different time, and the unique characteristics of street lamps at LACMA. I found interested in the illumination of lights at night, the different heights of placements, and the buildings are remained as sharp angles or geometric. The application of shapes were varied with the shape of the pole, and the collaboration of robot and lights absorbing into its body, representing the city with fast change of technology, and the visibility of the speed.
This project was successful that I was able to get the feedbacks from Professors, that it shows the strong contrast, readability, and the use of figure and ground, remaining with simplified shapes. This increased my interest to learn more about graphic design, and how I can share the story with digital tool Illustrator, and with the focus on the geometry. This project received the high grade in Design 2 class, and I was able to apply the mock-up images considering for the possible use on the gift shop at LACMA, such as a clock, t-shirt, and prints to see my further possibility with this project. I also explored with motion, to create a stop motion film to show the process of building this robot.