This exercise was useful for exploring the impact type has in a composition. I chose to put the word “Bloom” onto my old acoustic guitar. Guitar and music have been a big part of my life for over 10 years. I attribute my musical background to helping me bloom into a creative professional. Music was the first creative outlet that I was able to write and complete a full idea. Writing a song front to back is a creative task that requires a lot more thought and process than doodling in a notebook. Music has molded me in many ways so I like to include it in all of the things I do.
When taking this photo I was thinking about how the negative space below the guitar and inside of the hole effect the composition. I enjoy the shape the black space below the guitar creates. Because the type and negative space are both black, I needed to find a way to make the type the primary focus. I decided to angle the type to make it stand out, since many other elements in the composition are vertical and horizontal. One thing I don’t think works in this composition is where the “B” touches the negative space. This creates a lot of tension and I think it would be more visually appealing If I were to leave a little bit of space.