In Sequent 13, one of the variants had a set of strictly normal lines that were touching. What if we take this concept a bit further and fill the whole pictorial plane with many strictly normal lines that just touch each other?
As I have already written the code to nudge a pair of bisecting lines so that they just touch, or completely overlap, it shouldn’t be too much effort to iterate through many pairs until the pictorial plane is filled.
If the pairs are completely overlapping the only question is how to do the overprinting. If the are just touching there is no overlap and the background shows. If overlapping, with a single pair there are only two color to worry about: the colour for the first line and the colour for the second line; the overlap or non-touching areas is simply the overprint or unprinted component. But if multiple pairs are used, do the colors want to repeat in some systematic manner. And if so, how? Alternating. From a set? Idea: do a minimal variant with just the lines, and another variant with the color implemented by whatever systematic sets can be thought up.
How will this be perceived. It could be too much. It could also work well. Perhaps a way of visualizing how the boundary has changed over time. Like the frames from a movie juxtaposed and translated.
This is something to think about further and implement another day.comments powered by Disqus