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Design Assignment #1: Photers (photos as letters)

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T.R.A.V.E.L. B(L)OG. Get it?

T.R.A.V.E.L. B(L)OG. Get it?

For this design assignment I used two prompts from the DS106 Assignment Bank: Letters in Your Surroundings (with 3 star difficulty rating) and Pictures Into Words (with a 2-star difficulty rating).  Both prompts are similar, to use photos that look like letters to form words. I applied both tags to this post.

 A few years ago, I participated in a photo challenge in which we had to take photos that formed all the letters of the alphabet.  When I decided to complete this design assignment, I already knew the word/phrase I wanted. I also wanted for the photos to be representative of that word/phrase. So, I could not use all the photos I had from the alphabet photo challenge.

To complete this design assignment, I went on a safari in my digital photo album to find the appropriate photos.  Below is the a little “story” of each photo:

“TRAVEL”

Letter

Photo

Country

Date Photo Taken

T

Cristo Redentor (Status of Christ the Redeemer) in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

January 2014

R (lower case)

State flag

Lesotho

November 2012

A

Hallgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik

Iceland

May 2006

V

Opera House in Sydney

Australia

November 2010

E

Golden Week flags in Okinawa Prefecture

Japan

May 2013

L

Lighthouse and old boat in Guantanamo Bay

Cuba

July 2013

“BLOG”

Letter

Photo

Country

Date Photo Taken

n/a

Quincy Bog in Rumney, New Hampshire

USA

October 2012

L

Stade Olympique de Montreal

Canada

September 2007

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4 thoughts on “Design Assignment #1: Photers (photos as letters)

  1. All you need is a “B” and “O” and a “G”. O like the thinking and approach here- it is a design concept that works and supports a larger idea. What I really like is the color similarity of the letter photos; the blue sky in each photo and the main letter made of either white, grey, or light blue color makes for a balance across the images.

    And plus these are your own photos? Excellent.

    It’s not the same approach, but there is a little tool that enables you to make image banners based on flickr photos of letters
    http://metaatem.net/words/

    Let’s see if this works in a comment…

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