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Cartoonish Worlds


UIC SOA - 2012                                  

Prof. Jimenez Lai

Cartoonish Worlds is a series of projects interested in stories, representation, activities and patterns, and adjacencies of textures. Lead by Jimenez Lai, the fourth year option studio was interested in the graphic technique of the cartoon and cartoonish architecture, both as an aversion to the typical plan and architectural conventions, in interest of the pure pleasure of form. Cartoonish Worlds seeks fictions which arrive in privacy and an alternative dream world.

Cartoonish Worlds 3 utilizes the generative cartoon plan as a strategy for flattening a series of stories into one larger narrative. The plan threads together multiple unrelated figures which create a story only when framed by a subsequent layer of shapes. The resulting flattened plan produces a full narrative from a series of short stories.