For this blitz I used my time at the library to photograph some of the interesting objects and signs that are hung up in here. I spend most of my studying time at the library which is agonizing, but at the same time I get the majority of my work done there. Now that I have been here more times I can remember there are a few items I’ve had the time to stare at and come up with my own definition for the concepts we are working with.
This is a hand emerging from a book made up from the pages of the book. There are multiple metaphors that come to mind when I look at this object. Reading is like stepping into a universe that you cannot see, but you can imagine and that is what the purpose of fictional books usually are. The hand is inviting you into the fictionalized world the author created for the readers interpretation.
I just found these lying around on a table, but this is a great symbol of unity. Each of these tickets are printed in numerical order, after they are attached in that numerical order. Companies who make these probably print 300 or so of these for one pack, and if they find they aren’t in numerical order then they probably don’t send them out.
This is minimalist enough for me. This sign is placed above a door for a room that holds Victorian aged (or older, maybe younger) books and other resources. The room itself is also designed to fit that age. What better sign to make for that door than a wooden one, which in the age before industrialism were the majority of signs for anything.
For this one I looked to proportion. While this poster does show different shapes that don’t really hold any type of symmetry, their proportioned in a way that reminds me of our classes 80’s theme. Maybe this is a stretch, but I remember seeing a bunch of graphics from 80’s television shows, and other places, that uses this style of arranging different shapes.