The Black Square

A workshop ran by HelloMe as part of the Graphic Design Festival Scotland. We all began with a simple black square then by repeating a design principle (such as tone, scale, multiply, subtract) we generated a system. With my principle of 'light and shadow' I created an analogue system for making gradients. A black paper square was manipulated and I documented the results, a series of natural gradients in the changing light of the day. 

The work was compiled in a catalogue and exhibited in The Lighthouse in Glasgow. 
Image credit Gordon Burniston