Saturday, January 29, 2011


We begin week two with a look at Unity!

Terra Cotta Warriors ..... Excellent example of Unity, Repetition and Scale!

More great examples of visual unity created through shape, color and repetition... quilts by the women of Ghees Bend:

And Number 31 by Jackson Pollock:

What is Design?

We are having a great discussion in class this week about defining your design ideal and design as communication. Some good links that relate:

AIGA Center for Cross Cultural Design

Blog from Bill Moggridge, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Interesting video about a group of MICA design students who collaborated with Art and Design students in Dubai.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Spring 2011!

We are starting a new semester and a new section of 2d Design online. Check back here for new student blogs and updates!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


This week students are working on their first creative projects. They are dealing w/ scale in 2D and are making some fabulous collages. I can't wait to see what they come up with!

Here are some inspiring works from contemporary and modern art that deal with scale:

Sophie in the restaraunt Le Germaine from French artist Xavier Veilhan.


Work on paper from installation at UCLA/Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles by Margaret Kilgallen

 Das schöne Mädchen (The Beautiful Girl, 1919-1920) by Hannah Höch.

 Pretty Girl Series, 1977 by Linder. 

Dropped Cone, 2001, Shopping centre in Cologne, Germany by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

Monday, February 1, 2010

U N I T Y plus New Student Blogs!

Students in the CCV 2D Design Online class have made their own Blogs! Click through from links on the right. This week we are considering Unity as a design concept.

Here are some examples from art history.

Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang

Olafur Eliasson, One-way colour tunnel (2007)

Jean-Michel Basquiat, In Italian, 1983

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Welcome to the CCV 2D Design Blog!

This blog is the new meeting space for our Spring 2010 online 2D Design class. We will post student projects, exciting design ideas and other interesting visual material. Thanks for stopping by!