Michael Hersrud, Associate Professor at VCUArts Qatar
Carpet Grid Systems, Student Projects
This project was developed for a sophomore entry-level course into our graphic design program. The project examines prayer rugs and carpets of Persian, Arabic and Turkish decent, as well as other countries in the general region. Using existing visual research, students have to find the various grid systems, patterns, and other structural elements that can then be reused and combined to generate new 'graphic' results using only black and white vectors.