Presentation Title

The Possibilities of Isometric Art in Visual Storytelling

Faculty Mentor

James Miller

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 11:30 AM

Location

132

Session

poster 4

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

creative_arts_design

Abstract

Isometric art is a type of visual representation in which the dimensions of an object are designed intentionally to show all three coordinate axes equally within the image. This type of design may sound confusing, but it is highly common in all sorts of media, including instructional booklets for thousands of products. It is also an extremely important tool designers use for planning architecture and other constructed projects. Despite its industrial usage, Isometric drawing has been picked up by graphic designers, who take a more artistic approach to this type of design. The purpose of this project is to reach beyond the boundaries of isometric design and see how far the rules can be pushed. I will be focusing on applying isometric design to convey an emotional message with a narrative, such as designing a few isometric illustrations on a large poster regarding ongoing climate change. Because of the wide scope of the art, the audiences of each piece will vary, I am sure many may be interested in the climate change pieces due to its topical nature on social media. I will be taking from a lot of architectural formulas and research, such as calculating volume and planning out floor grids in order to convey objects most accurately in the isometric view. These planned grids and calculations will also be displayed beside the finished images. Personally, these pieces hold a high amount of significance to me, since I have often lived in conflict of fine arts and graphic design, which both have such different purposes, but could be used in unison. After countless times of trying to choose “one or the other”, I decided my best bet would be to combine them as best I can, in order to show the power they can have in telling a story.

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Nov 23rd, 10:45 AM Nov 23rd, 11:30 AM

The Possibilities of Isometric Art in Visual Storytelling

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Isometric art is a type of visual representation in which the dimensions of an object are designed intentionally to show all three coordinate axes equally within the image. This type of design may sound confusing, but it is highly common in all sorts of media, including instructional booklets for thousands of products. It is also an extremely important tool designers use for planning architecture and other constructed projects. Despite its industrial usage, Isometric drawing has been picked up by graphic designers, who take a more artistic approach to this type of design. The purpose of this project is to reach beyond the boundaries of isometric design and see how far the rules can be pushed. I will be focusing on applying isometric design to convey an emotional message with a narrative, such as designing a few isometric illustrations on a large poster regarding ongoing climate change. Because of the wide scope of the art, the audiences of each piece will vary, I am sure many may be interested in the climate change pieces due to its topical nature on social media. I will be taking from a lot of architectural formulas and research, such as calculating volume and planning out floor grids in order to convey objects most accurately in the isometric view. These planned grids and calculations will also be displayed beside the finished images. Personally, these pieces hold a high amount of significance to me, since I have often lived in conflict of fine arts and graphic design, which both have such different purposes, but could be used in unison. After countless times of trying to choose “one or the other”, I decided my best bet would be to combine them as best I can, in order to show the power they can have in telling a story.