Form refers to the visual and physical structure of an object. It is 3-dimensional. We live in a 3D space surrounded by stationery and kinetic forms. Human beings, like all objects, exist in a form-space relationship. Form and space are complimentary and one cannot exit without the other. Space is an aid to the perception and appreciation of form.
Form and Expression:
The nature of the 3D experience of form is rooted in the perception of the energy and inner structure of form or composition.
Expression of the form can be derived through the selection of any one of or a combination of the following three basic characteristics viz. linear characteristic, the planar characteristic and the volumetric characteristic that constitute the formal elements as they come into interplay with one another. These combinations can be used to derive the basic personality of the form. Application of such a visual language for expression is constantly sought by the designer in various design assignments involving generations of form.
The different chess coins Rook, Horse, Bishop, King, Queen and Pawnin in a game of chess can be an interesting subject for a study in developing a strategy for visualization and development of form to communicate movement, hierarchy and visual order.
Develop design proposals for the family of chess coins viz: Rook, Horse, Bishop, King, Queen and Pawn
PoP/ Wood/ Wire or any other material as found appropriate for the design concept.
Form and Communication; Movement and Forces; Hierarchy and Order; Texture; Visual Perception.
To understand the personality of the different chess coins - their hierarchy and order; spatial movement patterns on the chess board, and evolve alternative form concepts – linear, planar or volumetric - based on creative interpretations of their personality by retaining a ‘family-ness’ between them.