Fogelman's design process begins with the humble HTML text fields on a Facebook page. By typing Unicode and ASCII characters and utilizing copy and paste actions, she crafts intricate digital graphic patterns that later transform into various functional objects. This unique approach allows her to explore the aesthetic potential of perfect symmetry and balance, echoing the golden ratio found in organic forms.
What sets Fogelman's design apart is her reliance on Unicode and ASCII systems as the primary tools for creation. Each design in the Roses and Kaleidoscope collection is built upon the foundation of 2x2 identical cubes merging seamlessly into one another, just like a real kaleidoscope. This consistent design principle is maintained throughout the entire collection, resulting in visually stunning and cohesive pieces.
With dimensions of 1 cube equating to 1 pixel and resolutions ranging from 300dpi to 2400dpi, the digital models in this collection boast impressive detail and clarity. The 3600 x 3600px dimensions ensure that every intricate pattern and geometric shape is rendered with precision.
Interacting with Fogelman's designs is a captivating experience. Through the manipulation of HTML text fields, ASCII, and Unicode characters, she transforms traditional text editors into digital drafting paper. This process reveals the infinite possibilities and variations that can be achieved in the production of digital patterns. The Roses and Kaleidoscope collection showcases the potential of the 8-bit system to create sophisticated and brilliant designs.
The journey of the Roses and Kaleidoscope collection began in June 2021 in Berkeley, California. Since then, it has been exhibited at the MuseumIO in Laguna Art Gallery, California, and minted as NFTs on The Open Sea. Additionally, a digital print of the collection is currently on display at Multisala Corallo in Italy.
Fogelman's research into utilizing Unicode and ASCII characters for instant graphics and patterns in an online environment has paved the way for a new era of digital art, illustration, and model design. By overcoming the limitations of HTML text editing fields, she has revolutionized graphic communication and opened up exciting possibilities for eco-friendly graphic design.
The Roses and Kaleidoscope collection is a testament to the power of simplicity and collaboration. Through the clever use of ASCII and Unicode characters, Fogelman has created a captivating and vibrant collection of NFT digital art. This project serves as an interactive digital patterns bank on Facebook, showcasing the potential of these character systems in the world of design.
With its unique approach and stunning visual impact, it's no wonder that the Roses and Kaleidoscope collection was awarded the prestigious Iron A' Design Award in 2023. This recognition highlights the collection's well-designed, practical, and innovative nature, as well as its ability to evoke positive emotions and contribute to a better world.
Project Designers: Rozita Sophia Fogelman
Image Credits: Rozita S. Fogelman
Project Team Members: Rozita Sophia Fogelman
Project Name: Roses and Kaleidoscope
Project Client: Rozita Sophia Fogelman