For this week’s visual language assignment, we were asked to design some sort of calling card or business card. My design is above. I like the visual contrast between the television static imagery and the clean, geometric black and white text. The composition is based off of a simple half-inch grid, which defines the edges of the two white text boxes. The text is set in lower case Century Gothic, one of the fonts I chose last week.
The card is double-sided, with identical text on each side, but different static images. My original plan was to attach a thread inside each card, so it could be spun like a thaumatrope, giving the illusion of moving static. On the left is an animated simulation of what this would (theoretically) look like. Unfortunately, in practice, I couldn’t get it spinning fast enough to make a convincing illusion. In the end, I left the cards double-sided, without adding the spinning mechanism.