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Process: Chad Miller

June 16, 2017

A survey of recent work by VCFA MFA in Graphic Design candidate Chad Miller. Over the past few years, Chad has been steadily building a body of form-rich yet subtle work that explores many of the more insidious aspects of contemporary culture: redaction, digital malfeasance, and the transition from truthiness to post-truth.

Slight Context An experiment in automation and documentation. Over the course of a week, picture messages and their accompanying texts were captured and placed in a predetermined grid on an A1 poster. A script written to process the images failed resulting in distorted and abstract compositions. The unexpected output was kept intact due to the themes explored in the project.

Slight Context
An experiment in automation and documentation. Over the course of a week, picture messages and their accompanying texts were captured and placed in a predetermined grid on an A1 poster. A script written to process the images failed resulting in distorted and abstract compositions. The unexpected output was kept intact due to the themes explored in the project.

Aleatory Compositions Continuing my exploration of chance form making.

Aleatory Compositions
Continuing my exploration of chance form making.

Aleatory Compositions Continuing my exploration of chance form making.

Aleatory Compositions
Continuing my exploration of chance form making.

Fortuitous Forms A dimensional interpretation of the ephemeral reactions collected in previous projects. The compositions were reduced to their simplest forms before being rendered in 3D, giving them a more intentional and palpable expression and allowing another chance at interpretation. A limited-run companion document was produced to document the transformation.

Fortuitous Forms
A dimensional interpretation of the ephemeral reactions collected in previous projects. The compositions were reduced to their simplest forms before being rendered in 3D, giving them a more intentional and palpable expression and allowing another chance at interpretation. A limited-run companion document was produced to document the transformation.

Fortuitous Forms A dimensional interpretation of the ephemeral reactions collected in previous projects. The compositions were reduced to their simplest forms before being rendered in 3D, giving them a more intentional and palpable expression and allowing another chance at interpretation. A limited-run companion document was produced to document the transformation.

Fortuitous Forms
A dimensional interpretation of the ephemeral reactions collected in previous projects. The compositions were reduced to their simplest forms before being rendered in 3D, giving them a more intentional and palpable expression and allowing another chance at interpretation. A limited-run companion document was produced to document the transformation.

 

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Fortuitous Forms A dimensional interpretation of the ephemeral reactions collected in previous projects. The compositions were reduced to their simplest forms before being rendered in 3D, giving them a more intentional and palpable expression and allowing another chance at interpretation. A limited-run companion document was produced to document the transformation.

Fortuitous Forms
A dimensional interpretation of the ephemeral reactions collected in previous projects. The compositions were reduced to their simplest forms before being rendered in 3D, giving them a more intentional and palpable expression and allowing another chance at interpretation. A limited-run companion document was produced to document the transformation.

Visual Silence A pair of triptych collages created from censored government memoranda. Through redaction, the intent and communicative purpose of the original documents has been stripped allowing the forms to be appropriated and abstracted beyond the expectation of visual communication.

Visual Silence
A pair of triptych collages created from censored government memoranda. Through redaction, the intent and communicative purpose of the original documents has been stripped allowing the forms to be appropriated and abstracted beyond the expectation of visual communication.

Visual Silence A pair of triptych collages created from censored government memoranda. Through redaction, the intent and communicative purpose of the original documents has been stripped allowing the forms to be appropriated and abstracted beyond the expectation of visual communication.

Visual Silence
A pair of triptych collages created from censored government memoranda. Through redaction, the intent and communicative purpose of the original documents has been stripped allowing the forms to be appropriated and abstracted beyond the expectation of visual communication.

Mono-Hand A typeface based on my own handwriting drawn on a monospace grid. Part of a toolkit of self-generated elements exploring the process of graphic design without the use of external components.

Mono-Hand
A typeface based on my own handwriting drawn on a monospace grid. Part of a toolkit of self-generated elements exploring the process of graphic design without the use of external components.