Journey Iconography

Journey is a contemplative video game set in distant land riddled with mystery. It was created by my favorite game developer Jenova Chen. A beautiful symbolic language haunts your imagination as the story develops. After exploring the realms by foot and flight, the symbols’ meaning becomes clear. Largely indecipherable, the characters can be generated quite…

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Truchet Tile Multiscale

Truchet Tiles are square design elements. Generally they are arranged in a grid tiling with random rotations. This sketch adds additional complexity by allowing tiles at various scales. I have used a “winged” tile set as described by Christopher Carlson. The entire graphic is drawn using only black and white ellipses. Arcs are composed of…

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Asemic Illustration I

Uninterpretable technical diagrams in the asemic writing tradition. This is a place and test algorithm using four geometric objects. The point source object, a randomly placed position from which everything manifests. The arc, a curved line with a centroid around some point source object. The radiant, a straight line that originates on an arc and…

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Penrose Substitution

This sketch uses a tile substitution method for constructing highly ordered aperiodic tilings. Each construction is made entirely from just two basic shapes. The shapes are triangles. Commonly called the ‘half-kite’ and ‘half-dart’ , they are derived from the pentagon and described in depth by Roger Penrose. There are two substitution rules for each triangle.…

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Shipibo Pattern

The Shipibo are an indigenous tribe that live in the Amazon Jungle in Peru. During ceremony, a particular pattern is seen and heard by these people as a description of the reality of nature. I have seen it too. The visual pattern is not what is actually witnessed, but an attempt to represent it in…

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Buddhabrot

The Buddhabrot Set is a re-visualization of the familiar Mandelbrot Set using a technique invented by Melinda Green. Instead of selecting points on the real-complex plane, initial points are selected at random from the image region. The point is iterated through the function, z = zˆ2 + c, where z has components in both the…

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