Design and Music.

Russ KirbyCreative Producer and Developer
05.07.2016
 

Music inspires the best from designers looking to bridge the sensory gap from audio to visual.

Here are a few areas that design creeps into the music industry.

Festival Posters

The Great Escape in my hometown Brighton, always produces some beautiful branding, with this years effort certainly not letting us down.

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Elsewhere, Flow Festival is another music festival that consistently produces excellently designed posters and branding in general as seen here. Their 2011 poster is still my favourite.

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I also like the efforts of Wilderness as well…

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Album Covers

There have been some marvellous album covers through the years….
Here are a few of the studio favourites:

  1. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
  2. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
  3. The Strokes – Is This it
  4. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
  5. Liars – Mess
  6. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

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Feeling inspired? Secret 7 exhibition gives you the opportunity to design your own 7 inch cover and raise money for charity. Here is a snap from my visit to the exhibition earlier this year.

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Gig T-shirts

With dipping revenues from music sales, bands are cashing in on “merch”. There have always been classic designs, such as the Rolling Stones, the Who and Nirvana classics…

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But now bands are becoming a bit more creative. These efforts from Django Django, Beck and Jamie XX have caught my eye.

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I even designed one myself, for a friend’s stag do.

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Bands, record labels, festival organisers – get in touch…we would love to work with you!

 

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