Visual Literacy

Artist Ola Lanko is interested in the way we perceive images. As part of her ongoing investigation into the subject of visual literacy, she asked Selected Works to design a simple tool that would function both as a personal notebook, as well as a way to display the illustrations that she creates over the course of this project. 

We concluded that she didn’t really need a traditional website or weblog, because this is non-linear project. Rather, she’d open up this page and click on certain examples while explaining visual literacy. All the examples are ordered in a dynamically drawn spiral. This way we used almost all the space available on the screen, and it gave a feeling of a stack of photographs. 

The result is very simple: a single page with enlargable images that can be moved around the screen with a single click. It’s an online box of images — just like Ola wanted.