Collection: Part 3

UNIT 7 Research

This is the project that comes after Commune week and is the link to the project proposal. The concept of letter form potential in terms of creativity and coding throughout graphic design.

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Definition

The meaning from this project is to explore the concept of how a letter has it own meaning and can produce more than one impact towards people's minds and feelings. It is about the impression that people make after seeing a specific character. Letters can look in any format and it is always about the way we communicate with it.

Decorative

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Graffiti

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Decorative writing is meant to look very much understandable yet has many different decoration or drawings around it; there is some beautiful script that looks similar to graffiti and some that look very simple that relate to decorative writing. I like them because it gives them a different sense of reality.  These are examples on what I define decorative.

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Gothic Alphabets

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Google decorative

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creative

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Graffiti

Simple

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Regular Letters

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In my definition, simple writing is pretty much the basic writing that everyone can understand and relate to. The one we all can communicate towards. In the present simple writing is used most for everything when decorative writing used to be used a lot in the past.

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which (a) are you

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Google

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Logos

creative

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Light Painting

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Abstract

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Bar Code

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Abstract writing that cab is used in logos and other places that enable us to get access to many places such as the internet. Coding are using letters or characters, numbers to write something new which people may not fully understand. It is called abstract or unknown secret which always drives people curious.

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Webding

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Kamon Symbols of Japan — Encyclopedia of Japan

Japanese family emblum

LETTER O creative

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Abstract type

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Clock

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Artists , Photographers , Designers Analysis

Wim Crouwell

Wim Crouwel is one of the most influential modernist graphic designers in the Netherlands. In the 1950s he personally made contact with exponents of Swiss graphic design

What I like the most about his work is the new alphabet typography it's my best part about because it's very much abstract and is related to coding because his main idea was to inform you typefaces of just having its futuristic. What I noticed letters are very interesting was the very thick lines that was mainly straight and smaller letters instead of capital letters mostly used. As I want to the design Museum I have seen his typefaces and there and I've seen the booklet that he created to show to people while he was making it in the past. Maybe this apprising part was that it's very difficult to understand those letter forms simply because this was a very clear to look at what they meant for the extra lines on the dot that were not really needed. I think that it's because of what I say and the way it's built as a letter and in other words it has its own meanings of hours yet I think there could be some improvement in few letters just to make it clearer this reminds me of braille if we get to connect them or some sort of sign language. I honestly speaking try to write using this typeface to write just one whole centres and if I found it very difficult because I struggled understanding it and also finding the correct letters since most letters look very similar to each other on the way they're built make them look the same.

What challenges my expectation was the way he thought about making it fits with the databases and software is I think it's more difficult because this type of writing needs more numbers and when I was trying to make something similar to it I struggled finding.  the correct letter in the correct place because English letters tend to be very similar they all have a different meaning to change one line and I find this. I have a designer I know that he is trying to develop something futuristic and something that was not back there in the days and trying to make it more of what he thinks could be the future today we are in the future and you're still not really using it and were still living what is the past which is very much a fascinating thing to live at most designers to be a new typeface that will change the world. What I have learnt about the issue in the past I want to create a new typeface that has to do with futuristic development and are usually designs things that are related to the situation they had before which was related to after war and buildings of new technology. Thinking about the new technology back then was something very important to them therefore his work is always being different and unique other designers and I was thinking that his work can be further more futuristic then our generation today

 

I can use this techniques for my project and use of writing new letterforms planning to do something it doesn't have to be the same subject but I can be very much the mother of the layout that he used and for my development I've been wanting to make something about sign language and it looks so much like it when it comes Visual language. I would like to experiment on the abstract idea of forming a different letter then today something that is related to coding little cat understand and this is something is very hard at you but it's very similar to the style he shows.

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Wim Crouwell Intyerview

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El Seed

At the beginning' I was just looking for a word’ EL SEED. This quote reminds me of the time when I was practicing my light painting photography writing a word is vital yet I believe one is letter is also crucial. I love how he speaks about how people were waiting for such art to come by and speak up to talk about the city. After I had watched this TED show talk, I felt that he has a point towards how his graffiti made the place look more beautiful and interactive for people to live. Letter forms give so many feelings to people and make them think differently about life about the graphics the pattern maybe some words don’t fully make sense yet there is a meaning behind his typography style just like how I did with my patterns for GEO pattern writing.  

I chose him because his work has always influenced me and made me want to do things that are related to graffiti or just letter form combination. After I had seen his work, I felt differently towards that area his design towards these places got me to think about how lively this place turned to, and he quoted: “My art is just the projection of what I am."  Which is something I agree on because in most of my work I realized it projects on what I like and are my interests as well? I learned many things about this topic religiously, or culturally a letter or a word gives a huge effect on people’s everyday life no matter how It is formatted. The process and material he uses spray paint and is on a big scale, and it makes me think about architecture design more than actual writing.

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EL SEED WORK TED TALKS

Yazan Halwani

Political , freedom , and conceptual, I love his writing style graphics and the way he paints with  words

What I find fascinating about his work it so that he has a drawing and there is a background behind it and what attracts me the most to the actual picture is the context that he creates. I love the way he puts the graffiti style Jews in Arabic words are using simple alphabetical order letters just to make it appeal to the actual meaning of the drawing that he is displaying. I find absorbing because I enjoyed myself I feel it's too much like music even though he has drawn people who are politicians, artists and random people seen in the road that could be just a homeless man. Very conceptual and has a meaning which is excellent for most artists in our industry. He is most likely to be considered as a fine-artist and has a particular meaning when he makes a painting. The differences between him and El seed is that the first one he's more likely to become on just typography and graffiti yet his word is a lot more like concert and words. What I find unusual as the paintings he mainly does, or black and white or uses unusual materials such as charcoal.

Sometimes use some random materials that make me get fascinated by his way of communicating. And as we know are usually about political aspects freedom I love his writing styles and the way he uses words to make them look adamant regarding writing regarding thickness and lines. You make me think about nature or maybe the lyrics song or speech when I see you writing an abstract driving back give me the feeling of the artistic Arabic alphabets. They call him the Banksy of Beirut which I also have spoken about in me hear make heard page.  I totally agree with his people because I once studied about his work and he used vast public spaces and decorated them. He quotes that his aim is to give people an impact when they see his work. And this is something That I want to do in my project it’s about the impact people give to me and the character I give back. He also mentioned that he appreciates the fact people comparing him to Banksy.

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Anwar Shezma

got my inspiration when I saw his exhibition last year


From looking at his work what I found interesting was the way he used simple typefaces letters to create his illustrated writing. I noticed that he has a lot of abstract styles as well as 3-D coming to see the way that he is using wood and paint together which I think rhymes very well. He has been using so many different techniques, and different ways of just writing his script and painting He is a calligrapher originally, but he then developed his ideas into making it illustrated. I like the way he wrote the letters B and C and all because the way he did then was very particular order. Colors why is heated to use red black and green very much in his work and sometimes brown maybe this is because the way he was to display his work is meant to have this feeling of anger or unknown feeling. The pieces that I like from his work is called the Meem is letter M in Arabic or even Farsi alphabets.
 The way he illustrated them to make them look very much like nature wise and I still can recognise the letter B and me, and he call this piece ‘square composition seven, ’ and these letters look very much like screen-printing and the way he formatted it looks elegant idea of it being printed and multiple times just using the same shape.  What challenge my expectations is that I wanted to do a screen printing, but I didn't have the opportunity to do so I have tried to make for you am experiment didn't work at all that's why I never included it. I struggled with screen-printing when I first started my diagnostic heart, and I do use a while for me to learn it and to look at the squares, and I have excellent time to be learning it that's why I tried to do it in Illustrator which was pretty much digitally. My purpose is to learn a new technique and also to try out something very much of printing and a lot more of trying to manipulate colors together. The first thing that comes to my mind when I see this as manipulation of colors and layers and different platforms of just RGB colors.

Topic that he presents he abandoned his approach composition of you to calligraphy picture with obstruction which are really find interesting because I've been doing some patterns making Roman letters and it looks on for too much alike Islamic tiles and  writing in just architecture. The letter that I liked Meem  it meant the plant root of his own culture in the society here in London

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Jeremy Tankard

What I find interesting is that he interpreted typefaces differently when he approach them. He changes the typefaces slightly different Lee making them look much more like your style and would make it very similar to the original typeface yet until the differences and how it is edited in the modern way. As he said typeface is different however they share the same characteristics and looking in a specific way of a letter form and possibly made in simialr ways. What I really like is his illustration character books for children I like the idea on how he designed the title is making them look very similar to the actual story which gives a concept to the story even though there is no decorative writing was just the idea of drawing the lines and the shape and fitting it into the actual story characters. I have seen some of his work and I really like the idea of how he adds the letters together and merge them for example there is a allegro word.  I like the way of how he puts the L together by adding  a double L  where is the double of merged together looking like a ring and there's also another word that he puts the double F and adding and a B.

In his video I really like how he talks about Arabic writing seeing it as a shape than a letter and the way it is formatted. Which is something I will do in my work and focus on as an important case. 

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Grumpy Bird

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Mark Gowing

What are you notice is that there are so many different circles that he uses in his work and what I found unusual is that he never connects them so they all look like they were puzzles are missing what I find surprising is that they do have a meaning and I already can link what they mean for example his work grain it means Letter A. Therefore it looks very similar to Adidas logo well the letter what I like about it I find it inspiring to cut off letters and see you at the sheep that would create which also can link to silence.what I learnt about this topic is that he likes to make different tell me different types of circles and circular images moving and I really respect the idea that he uses a specific shape and most of his work which also Spire me to work with this one shape circle. The medium uses obviously digital and I could say he would've use something like illustrator I like how he designed his posters and I've seen them in many different magazines which is appealing for today's generation. In the future for this project I'll be doing some experiments on braille types which is mainly circles and I will be looking at how to connect them which is very similar to what he's doing in his work about connecting circles and making them look abstract. Would like to explore on the concept of just using circles and circle is a very universal shape use and everything and it's the shape that is used for the infinite degree in any angle.

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Mahmood Tamam

I love the way Mahmoud built the Arabic letters forms into making harmonious words that reflect on animals. What I notice is that each form has a good shape and format which link to the letter and illustration. His work is based on the decorative writing section from the reason that it looks very appealing to making a shape looks like what it means. I really adore his style and the way he builds these characters. When I read about him it says that he did an architecture degree and he loves the Arabic letters and for this passion he decided to use it in his work. Which I can see the relation of typography and architecture within just using illustration in a simple basic way. I would want to have an interactive piece with people to do this in a decorative way where I could get people to design a letter and have a collection of their letters. This technique is very playful and suits for both adults and children And link to most target audience. I think Tamam's collection gave me more inspiration  towards decorative and illustrative type. It is different than Shezma and Tankard's style of illustrating the conceptual writing is what makes him unique is that he aims to create the impact on people's brains in a smooth playful mind whereas Shezma wants to show his roots and compare two cultures and Tankard is mainly designing fonts to books and different types, he is a developer or typefaces and creator.

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Chaz Bojrquez

The Mexican-American artist grew up in Los Angeles in the ’50s and ’60s. There, he was introduced to the longstanding tradition of cholo writing, particularly in East Los Angeles, where Latino gangs would tag buildings in their neighborhoods to claim their territory. French Katy, 2016

He quoted: The typeface is Old English; some people call it Gothic. It goes back to the first printing press, the Gutenberg, where the Germans used it to represent the government. It’s a prestigious typeface used in birth certificates, the Declaration of Independence and newspaper logos like the L.A. Times. That’s why in the ’40s gang members used it to define their neighborhoods — they’d make a “roll call” or list of names to mark their territory

His work is a variation on the classic Gothic, an homage to traditional writing, but with sharp lines and accents. Unlike more conventional graffiti artists, Bojórquez prefers brush and paint over spray paint.

Placa/Rollcall, 1980 this writing he made reminds me of ancient Egypt, and the drawings of it make me think of lines and drawings of abstract writing, unlike what he usually writes. What I found interesting is the way he presents his writing into modern gothic style. I find it surprising he has his type face that looks entirely abstract. The foundation of his work has changed in time as he stated and he thinks real graffiti comes in nature and he is a hippie. It makes me think of coding. I feel that this is difficult to draw in reality. Therefore, I find it interesting if there wasn’t more than one shade of colors. I think that because colours give more life and give a beautiful blending. I learned so many things related to street art, and the way graffiti prations use spray paint,  use of line and thickness. Other martial also can be included I could use this work to make signatures or create different patterns within this style of writing a typeface what I would include is color, and I can already imagine it in posters when it comes to experimenting.


https://www.visualnews.com/2016/03/16/meet-chaz-bojorquez-godfather-cholo-writing/

About him and his work

Jeff Brouws

This photograph is called signs without significations and from the title I think I already got a basic meaning of the main message behind this photograph. I also believe that this photograph is great opportunity to show the evidence of time; this specific image shows us that. I like the way they all link yet they are all different. I also like the colour relationship with the sky and clouds in some of them. They may look basic however they all have a similar point of view. The colour in some of these photographs look colourless and some look so much similar to a blue monochrome. These are sings from different places as shown therefore we can’t really see what they were for previously. Then this photograph is also employing history and now they just turned into signs.

The first thing that I looked at in this photograph was the different shapes, sizes and colours of these signs, I actually didn’t recognize that there was nothing written until I focused and then I found out the missing details. The question that came up was what these signs were used for before? I can also guess some of them for example the pharmacy sign or a welcoming sign. Jeff seemed to structure his photograph and did create a balance between the images. Light is used in different directions in this photograph because it is a series of photographs and they all represent different shapes. I can see that most of these images are close up portrait effect. What I like about this photograph is the different timing of the day in some of them.

This photograph does tell a story and it feels like a story behind each sign either it was for a road or a restaurant. This photograph is very static, shows structure and both fixed and broken. The hidden meaning from this photograph is the growth and development of signs because if we look at signs now-a-days they are changing slowly and these sorts of signs are slowly disappearing from the developed world. If we for example look at Tokyo or New York most of the signs are likely to be digital. This photograph holds an important meaning and it is telling the humanity that even simple signs are changing, It good evidence to show of the signs that were once used.

This photograph did come from a series and the meaning of it is to show different types of sings from different times. It’s obvious that this photograph was taken in a time where all of these sings are no longer used. These photographs are also a part of Jeff Brouws life; since he captured them he was trying to communicate an idea from it. Compared to the rest of the photograph I like this photograph because it gives the feeling of lost identity and objects too. I believe Kevin Bauman has a similar style to Jeff however he employs houses more in his work, when Jeff uses objects and architecture at the same time.

http://www.jeffbrouws.com/series/main_typologies.html

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Martin Wilson

This photograph is taken by Martin Wilson which is related to  directions and arrows and this express his own opinion of making that creative effect. I find this interesting to reflect on just using one sign which is an arrow that is pointing towards many directions. It the visual language he uses that inspire me to think differently.

For the contact sheets Idea I was planning to link it to the first theme which was related to stamps and yet when I went to the exhibition I realised that I am able to link it within messages and things that we mainly deliver or the post boxes. So I took some photograph to try creating that effect which also related to photomontage and mainly typology which is taking more than one photograph of the same place and then building it. Therefore I will still try getting different photographs linked to signs and arrows too just like Martin Wilson photograph.

The hidden meaning of this photograph could be about the different places and sites that this photographer tried to capture during his process or about the art of signs and creation however there are other meanings which could be about the city itself and the roads and signs, I think this effect really creative and artistic It could also communicate a story perhaps tell another fact about the photographer. This makes me think about the effect and that was created or perhaps this also gives me the idea that there is another meaning which could be speed or guiding to the correct path. This makes me think or racing, or following the correct speed.

This effect also remind me of contact sheets, this effect is creative and I would try in my collage photography. I will try experimenting different collage and contact sheets photographs too. This photograph is linked to my project in terms the typology and differences and the creativity of black and white and organisational photography.

I chose this particular photograph because I think it looks a mixed image and challenges me so for that reason I think I might be able to experiment it. It also gives me inspirations to think about using collage and contact sheets which I find a bit difficult for me.  Wilson managed to compete and make a new effect from a new angle therefore not simple which is the reason why I really like it and think it is a good photograph.

http://www.martinwilson.net/Look_Both_Ways.html

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Insperations from People

Interior designer Ahmed Al Bleek from Jordan I follow him at social medias and saw this photograph for the first time thought it looks amazing the way it is the layout. I wanted to know what it means because it looks fascinating. I unfortunately, could not. Until one day he spoke about it live and said it was letter forms and they are just two letters in this photograph. H and B Which means Love in Arabic. This work exactly rhymes with my project of figuring out what letter forms could recreate. I find it smart to like the letters in this format. I can tell it is photoshopped yet I also see it as a 3d object. I think this has affected me differently due to the time scale I don't think I can see my make patterns within fashion communication for the moment. Therefore, there is a chance to do so. I can imagine this as a product in bags and shirts. I still find it linked to my work in terms of concept wise and using simple letters as codes?

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Combinging letters

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Combining Letter

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Museums , Galleries , Articles, Books, Objects, Random Inspirations

Architecture

Architecture is one main aspect I looked upon at this project there are many influences within it and just from looking at it I got to the idea wanting to use it in my project from the idea of tiles, shezma's style of using Islamic design and there is also myself I am always inspired on building and also know how to use google sketch up and for that reason I thought about writing it as an idea. I know letter form potentials are everywhere and is used towards lifestyle and creativity and I also see this in buildings that I have visited  such as the Mosque at my country,wales millennium centre and some inspiration of building blocks presentation.

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Mosque Pictures that I haver taken

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Inseration for google sketch up

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Sketch building video capture

Books

Books From CSM Library on type

Design Museum

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My visit to desgin museum

BOOKS I READ IN DESIGN MUSEUM

Places to visit to get differnt types of printing

Where to Go:

Normal paper: csm 3nd floor

special Japanese binding paper: Shepard  

cardboards and normal paper stationary etc: Art Shop CSM , London Graphic , Paper chase , CASS Art , WH smith

Fabric Printing: AW screen printing or CSM KX second floor

Vinyl and paper: ABC Printing

Laser cuts: Laser studio , laser cuts work

Online tiles , fabric , etc printing: Zazzle.com , photobox , Amazon

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Random inpeation that I seen at social media

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CSM Insperation on Pattern (Other students work )

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Tiles maze

When I saw this for the first time, I knew I saw it somewhere? I wondered many times till I remembered Kufic writing, to be honest, I wanted to develop it the minute because I have practiced it many times and made some outcomes previously, therefore, I saw this quite late.

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Warren street tiles (MAZE)

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kufic square writing

Pixel Stick Description

I always adored the idea of pixel stick because, in my opinion, it is very smart and lively to get people interacted it makes things back to life and makes people happy as well. It is an excellent way to get a moving image to come 3d and a photograph too in any scale maybe the problems with it could be the price it is around 300 pounds, and not everyone can afford it and some of them not refundable. It could get damaged fast since it’s just a light stick. It is the most realistic light painting photography, and I see mainly used to for advertising and typography we could call it night time graffiti or simple type celebration. I see that it can fit with literally any subject.

Relating to light photography I have done it before in Part2 Made to persuade project where I made a light painting kit to attract people on lower price and comfortable, simple materials they might be using in their everyday life. selling it as product did work well and people liked the packaging and light facilities that I provided.

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Game

This game looks very similar to my laser cut outs to my GEO typeface watching the shape is the same yet is different which confuses people's brains to what this shape may relate to. This again gives me the idea of how people can interact with my work as well as find it like a puzzle or some interactive piece within cards.

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Jungle Speed

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Game Rules

Pixcel stick inperation

Random inpeation that I seen at social media

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Description

I again was watching a company live video on how they formed the logo for the eyeliner and the way of creating a logo for a brand or company. They call it Khel because it is an eyeliner and the way the did be using the steps which they got the picture of an eyeliner the design and combined it to make the logo. I love the way the designed it because it gives amazing and clear visual language.

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Article on (Computing from Ancient Times to the Modern Era)

This article is from the chapter in a book called Technical and Social History of Software Engineering, and it is about Impact people get from Softwares on people which reflect the link of coding in my situation. Jones quotes:’ The time frame in which computers and software have developed has barely been more than 75 years. Their impact on individual humans and societies has been as important as the printing press, airplanes, television, and automobiles.’  Jones, C. (2013)
So, social media, in other words, had made this effect on nearly each for the reason that we use or it comes to us. What I mean is that today we will find these barcodes or visual language almost everywhere it doesn’t have to be very clear it’s just that it is universal and found everywhere.
As it  mentioned in databases such as


•    Graphics and images
•    Music
•    Signals and analogy
•    Text and numeric


These main key points I am looking at in the visual language and understand as well, letterform is everywhere, and it is needed and is essential to use it. Because without it there won’t be able to communicate with each other or get access to anything and thinking about the word access is vital because it is needed all the time. This target all ages and people because technology became a part where it takes a crucial place around the world. The benefits from this are that people can get to things easier and find things quicker. The disadvantage is that we would take this facility for granted and get lazier with each generation, and add of price to software these days are getting more expensive and As Jones mentioned:’Computers and software are making profound changes to every aspect of human existence. Many readers have thousands of “friends” on social networks. Even more, readers follow the daily lives and activities of countless celebrities and personal friends by using “tweets” or short messages. Text messages are beginning to outnumber live telephone calls (and also cost more due to new computerized billing algorithms)’. Jones, C. (2013)

 

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2163344&seqNum=5 

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