Message - Re: borders between architecture and graphic design

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Posted by  eileen on February 13, 2003 at 16:44:58:

In Reply to:  Re: borders between architecture and graphic design posted by Gary R on February 13, 2003 at 12:59:01:

from my perspective,

the palettes are different in their intent.........

architecture is related to the form within space and its definition.
graphic design - environmental or surface application is related to decoration of that form for some purpose or aesthetic or message to be conveyed that is not within the definition of the building itself
whether to communicate location via signage for wayfinding
create a visual quality within the space to redefine areas thru murals, or color usage or surfaces, as architectural metal, tile, mosaic, painting, formed concrete, glass, texture, fabric, whatever a designer can manipulate to enhance or support the intent of the architecture. It certainly can be dimensional - even though it is not the common perception of graphic design.
to carry a concept of historical decoration within some stylistic genre either new or from an existing model

** basically it can be anything that enhances the perception or use of the space constructed that is not necessary but an enhancement

Interestingly enough, the comcepts of graphic design can be so thoroghly and effectively integrated into a building design that you cannot separate the two without the end result suffering. That makes for a great building. It would be like the Sistine chapel without Michelangelo's frescoes.

I use conventional construction materials as large scale art media so I get to do alot of this. Its a great collaborative process and opportunity.


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