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Georg Cantor

I found this lovely quote by one of my most beloved mathematicians, Georg Cantor: "In mathematics, the art of asking questions is more valuable than solving problems."

I had started a previous project in this course, but I decided to change directions to this. I sketched it out immediately:

I scanned it in and traced it out in Illustrator, adding some of the text I hadn't written in:

I added some fills. It took a lot of playing around because my tracing wasn't the best. I decided that I kind of liked the fill on the lettering because it made it jump out more than the thin lines:

I took it into Photoshop. Wood is such a classic background, so I put that in, just to try it. It was really amazing that upon adding the shadow it had this great pop-out effect...

But, that was a bit too "rustic" for math. I felt the green of a blackboard might be more appealing, but I decided to keep the wood. Removing the texture just didn't feel right... and I really like trees. So there you have it. I also decided I needed to space the letters out more:


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