Michelle Clark Graphic Design


Music is Inspiration
May 10, 2009, 10:18 am
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Music From the Other Room

Image credit FineLine of Deviant Art

I came across this article from Smashing Magazine this morning and I have to share it with everyone. Called, Drawing Inspiration From Music, this post covers the author’s difficult process transitioning over to being a designer and how hard it was using abstract concepts to come up with design solutions. It then goes into how this can be accomplished by listening to music while you work. This way, you can use music to get into the heads of your audience. There are also some lovely pictures, each with a short excerpt explaining how music can specifically bring design inspiration. I know I have found that listening to music helps me better capture the spirit of my audience or objective behind my design. When designing a Jazz CD, what else should one be listening to while they’re putting together some cover art? Likewise, when designing a zine, its time to pull out the alternative rock and dust off those obscure indie folk tracks. Just knowing, or guessing, what sort of music your audience is listening to can open many doors while designing. I definetly recommend checking out the full article.

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Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week 5-2-09

Back by popular demand, it’s another Albums of the Week post. Let’s see a sample of what I’ve been listening to this week. Top to bottom as is customary:

  • Bjork – Post
  • The Misfits – Legacy of Brutality
  • Southern Culture on the Skids – Mojo Box
  • Tool-Aenima
  • Frank Zappa – Strictly Commercial – The Best of Frank Zappa

Also, just as a side note to anyone who was looking forward to a review of the Antigone play this weekend. I went on Friday night and arrived twenty minutes early but all the doors were locked and not a single soul to be seen in the lobby. I think it may have been cancelled due to the swine flu. I’m sorry, I was looking forward to it too.