DL03 2015 SM W01


01 Course introduction –

DL03_2015SM_graphic syllabus

 Class Slide

02 Required Material:

  • A laptop with Adobe Illustrator (Even better with Rhino 5)
  • A large sketchbook (24×36”)
  • Drawing materials
  • Pushpins

Time0204 Self – Introduction

05 Videos

 06 Weekly Student

Student Presentations

  • OMA / CCTV
  • OMA / Seattle Library
  • OMA / Casa de Musica
  • OMA / Netherlands Embassy
  • OMA / Prada NY
  • OMA / Kunsthal
  • OMA / Dee + Wyly Theatre
  • BIG / Air+port
  • BIG / ST7
  • BIG / PHO
  • BIG / ZOO



Lecture on pictogram graphics

Download Slides from here.

Category discussion

Discussion on appropriate iconography subjects.  Find a family of things that can be translated to iconographic graphics.

  • Airport Signage
  • Olympic Sports
  • Cities in a country
  • Product range of Apple
  • Your Friends

Sketchbook Exercise

Based on your theme, start drawing parent icon and 10+ child icons.

Assignment 1.0

Based on your in-class sketch, create 1 parent icon and 10+ child icons, using Adobe Illustrator.  Lay them out in a 11×17” sheet of paper, print it out, and bring it to the next class.  Do not add any text to the layout.  Also, upload the image to your page of this website.

Important things to consider are:

  • Simplicity
  • Clarity of meaning
  • Consistency among family

Assignment 1.2

A diagram of you (Print 11×17″ color)

Create 1 diagram of who you are.  You can choose to combine following criteria:

  • Friends / Social circle
  • Places you have lived / visited
  • Musical / Filmic preferances
  • Your hobbies
  • Favorite designers
  • Timeline of your life
  • Transitions of your hairstyle

For W02

Please bring all of your site information to the class.

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