This week, I want you to design a simple book cover for the book The Martian. You can only use basic shapes (rectangle, triangle, ellipse, line) and black/white. Think about how you can use the basic relationships (shape, position, dimension, rotation) to illustrate the point you’re trying to make.
I knew that I wanted to create an extremely simple and minimal design and let the placement of the objects speak for themselves. I used the relative orbits of the Earth and Mars around the sun. I wanted the Earth to be the first thing the eye would see (scanning from the left to right) and then Mars, but in full view.
“You can only use black (0) and white (255). You are only allowed to use triangle(), rect() and ellipse() once each, and no other drawing functions are allowed (no beginShape or images). Bring to class a design of an ice cream cone.”
Some iterations along the way
Final Ice Cream