The computer is a magic box. Many graphic images are hidden inside it.
January 28, 2020 4:00 AM   Subscribe

The Art Of Computer Designing: A Black and White Approach "This book is a beginner's introduction to calling forth these images as author Sato shows how to create figures with basic shapes - i.e., lines, arcs, squares and circles - and does so simply, clearly, and above all very logically. This is an everyday guide to computer illustrating, a collection of design ideas and a compendium of Mr. Sato's own computer art works. All the shapes in this book are black and white, but it is a black and white world full of potential. Just looking at the myriad manifestations of form is a joy, but for those who will use it to begin creating their own shapes this book offers far, far greater pleasure." [courtesy the Internet Archive]

Author Osamu Sato [official site|Internet Archive] is also known for his musical score for LSD: Dream Emulator [previously].
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs (9 comments total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
This is entirely wonderful. And I'm digging the single-line (plotter?) art in the first couple of chapters.
posted by scruss at 5:26 AM on January 28, 2020 [1 favorite]

Damn this is some good content lately, please more of this.
posted by Young Kullervo at 5:41 AM on January 28, 2020 [1 favorite]

This is incredible.. thank you
posted by RobertFrost at 6:18 AM on January 28, 2020 [1 favorite]

The computer is a magic box... yes, and today, mine is a malevolent magic box, in the mold of the Sorcerer's Apprentice.
posted by 43rdAnd9th at 7:08 AM on January 28, 2020

Many graphic images are hidden inside it.

Hahahahaha. Yeah, I bet they are.
posted by snofoam at 10:40 AM on January 28, 2020 [1 favorite]

Can we please put up a NSFW tag warning on the official site link?

I was at work, clicked on the link and was immediately confronted with the text:




I noped out the the site so fast I broke land-speed records. That's really not the kind of thing I want showing up on my work computer.
posted by sardonyx at 3:52 PM on January 28, 2020

Wait, that Osamu Sato? The guy who did Eastern Mind? This is intriguing and I'm looking forward to spending some time with this book.
posted by wanderingmind at 7:40 PM on January 28, 2020

Does anybody have a link to what's on the included data disk in the back?
Hahn Rossman
posted by hahn_rossman at 9:47 AM on January 30, 2020

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