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August 24, 2007

5 Stages

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Collecting
Theres a period where Im constantly absorbing things, cataloging them in the back of my brain. I may go on a trip and take pictures of something, and then four months later I actually get around to doing something with them.

Drawing
When the time is right, I say, Okay, Ive always wanted to do this thing I saw in Barcelona. But I still have to draw the artwork elements Ill be using, which can take anywhere from two to four days.

Programming
Then it can take anywhere from two to four more days to write the program that generates a composition from the artwork.

Refining
After that, I might spend two weeks refining the program, changing some of the variables, eliminating artwork that doesnt work, adding things that do work, rerunning the program, and watching it.

Generating
The process is long and intense, so what are the benefits? Well, if I made the work in Illustrator alone, Id only have one composition. If I had to do ten different posters based on the same theme, it would take much longer to do it manually. But with my process, I can output ten different designs in ten minutes.

Stages of Design — Joshua Davis

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