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New York City Colour Study 144 Days (A) or (B) | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

New York City Colour Study 144 Days (A) or (B)

New York City Colour Study (A) 144 Days

New York City Colour Study (B) 144 Days

Every couple of weeks I play w/ the images I’m taking for my New York City Colour Study. Today was day 144 which allowed me to make a grid of squares 9 units wide and 16 high. I’m curious to hear from people what works better; sans white line (A) or outlined (B). If you have a moment please let me know.

– merci

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  • http://tokyohanna.blogspot.com Johanna

    I really like it with lines. I'm nutty about squares, so I guess the more distinct the squares are (the more defined?), the more aesthetically pleased I am.

  • http://muhsashum.blogspot.com Adrian Shum

    Personally, I like B (with outlines)… although I guess it depends on what type of a look and feel you're going for and the intended application (i.e. if you were planning to create a photo mosaic illustration I'd likely go with A)… but then again, I'd have to see it to decide. 😉

  • http://serialconsign.com Greg J. Smith

    Although the grid is certainly implicit in the first iteration, I vote for the latter. I think the white grid lines really do a lot for the clarity of the overall image.

  • http://www.marcusbatey.com Marcus Batey

    A is more, um… arty? It's harder to process the squares one by one so you get quite a jumble which is quite a cool effect, like trying to decipher a magic eye or something.

    B has a certain sense of order, each image can be identified individually which strengthens the concept of it being a snapshot of each day.

    So B retains each shot's individuality while still creating a larger piece. That make sense? 🙂

    Plus it reminds me of an Illy colour swatch which I think would be a novel end result!

    Great project btw!

  • http://www.wemakeitbetter.co.uk Danny Heffer

    A for me, feels more like a woven tapestry.

  • Mr Smith

    Definitely no lines. The lines add that extra element that dilutes.

  • mxaxm

    I prefer A. It looks like a work of art. B reminds me of a side of a building or an airline ad. But…I like the white lines in the smaller version of the color study in your sidebar.

  • http://agirlnamedfred.wordpress.com freddygirl

    not outline… it's lovely all blended together, more like a coat of many colours, you know?

  • angie

    i prefer seeing the study sans outline. it makes it more comprehensive as a sky.