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por tfo lio Thinking In Situations Dear (...),

I am Dorien Wendelen and I am doing my Master’s in graphic design at the school of Sint-Lucas in Antwerp, Belgium. Currently I am working on my thesis in which I am dealing with creative limitations under the temporary working title ‘Thinking In Situations’. Because I see it as a challenge to bring diversity and be creative under strictly imposed restrictions, I want to be limited. Throughout a couple of given assignments I want to research how various limits stimulate my creativity. In that context, I am looking for designers whom I admire and respect for the work they do, to give me assignments. I would like to invite you to give me a specific assignment that contains some original and challenging restrictions. If you want to, I will keep you informed of my progress and send you the result in the end. I enthusiastically look forward to hearing from you! Kind regards, Dorien Wendelen


“(...) Define ten dogmas regarding graphic design and execute one or more of them. (...)� Michel Van Beirendonck

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form follows content.

“(...) Here are your perimeters: Topic: Egypt Typographic limiation: Type only Typeface: Times Color: PMS 422 Format: 3 Posters, size up to you. Tone: Ironic Random perimeter: Put yourself into it, in some substantial way. Monkey wrench perimeter: Add a unicorn. (...)� Paul Sahre

4/ Form follows content.


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8/ Form follows content.


PMS 422

Times

Twitter

10/ Form follows content.


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less is more.

12/ Less is more.


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communicate visually.

“(...) For five days eat food in five different colors. One color during the whole day. In the next five days, document what you did, what this has done to you and what you’ve discovered and thought, using photography and colored paper. The visual essay contains no typography. (...)” Sue Doeksen

14/ Communicate visually.


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color follows function.

18/ Color follows function.


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stick to a-sizes.


do not decorate.

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stick to one typeface. “(...) Create a style for a law firm, using only Comic Sans, Playbill and Marker Felt. It has to look classy. (...)� Johan Roelandt & Koen Van Deun

Playbill

Comic Sans

Marker Felt

mix

24/ Stick to one typeface.

Playbill


T H E QU ICK B ROW N FOX JUM PS OV ER T H E L AZ Y DO G. Comic Sans

The quick brown fox jumps over the laz y do g. Roeland&Deun

TH E QU I CK BROWN FOX J UM PS OV E R TH E L A Z Y DO G. Marker Felt

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dtl documenta sans caps

DTL Documenta Bold DTL Documenta Italic

26/ Stick to one typeface.


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prefer asymmetry.

28/ Prefer asymmetry.


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stick to a strict deadline. “(...) In five days make five lifesize selfportraits without the use of self-photography. The link between yourself and the portraits must be clear. (...)� Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto

32/ Stick to a strict deadline.


Start: Mon, Feb 21, 2011 Deadline: Fri, Feb 25, 2011

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34/ Stick to a strict deadline.


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36/ Stick to a strict deadline.


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try to work environmentallyfriendly.

Bio Top 3 paper, unbleached, 80 g/m 2 Bio-ink based on ethyl acetate

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dorienwendelen@hotmail.com + 32 494 99 98 25

Thinking in situations  

This publication is a portfolio of my master project in graphic design. The research topic is working under restrictions. The project is abo...