Join Dave Schultze for an in-depth discussion in this video Color and contrast, part of Design Foundation 3D: Shape and Form.
- Contrast is defined as the state of being…different from something else, typically…the other things that are in close proximity,…so that they can be visually compared.…We can use more contrast to highlight…a feature and help focus the viewer's attention.…We can use less contrast, so features…disappear into the background.…Either way you go, you can create contrast…with a variety of elements such as color,…texture, material, or even three dimensional forms.…It's the change that's the key to contrast.…
In graphics, we start with basic black and white.…Here's a checkerboard pattern with…a little extra twist just for fun.…In this next photo of some Lego parts,…we have the obvious color contrast,…but it's interesting to note that…they share the exact same pattern and texture.…In fine art, I love the punchy and high…contrast art of Roy Lichtenstein.…Inspired by comic books, his 1963…painting "Whaam!" Is one of the most…recognizable works from the pop art movement.…If you didn't catch on, a lot of…his work relies on humor and parody.…
First, see how the same idea can be applied in a smaller 2D scale—like graphics and print, fine art, and advertising. Dave then blows it up in 3D, and showcases examples from product design, furniture, architecture, and urban planning.
Projects and concepts are presented in an engaging and sometimes irreverent manner with images, videos, and personal and professional stories from Dave. Check out this fast-paced tour as it covers topics ranging from grids and axes to designing with humor.
- Design exploration with sketching
- 3D exploration with organic forms
- Grids and axes
- Defining space
- Color and contrast
- Texture and patterns
- Minimalism. Less is more.
- Retro. It's back!