Back in January I attempted to make Huddersfield look tiny (and apparently sunny) for some coursework. Anyway, i’ve finally got round to doing a stereo version as the original soundtrack was in 5.1, enjoy.
Played my old universities fresher fayre last night, goddamn I feel old…and I only graduated this summer :/
Been looking at the use of colour in my favourite artwork recently. Since my band are planning somewhat of a re-branding for our next release, I’m keen to do some research and find out what I like.
I really enjoy the bold geometry of the Starfucker design. The seemingly random layout of the strong colours helps to give the geometric shape more interest.
Although this isn’t artwork, it is just graphic design that I really enjoy. This ‘escher’ style design comes from a book called ‘Graphis Diagrams’. A book exploring hundreds of different info-graphics, something I’m seriously considering purchasing. Again, I love the strong colours mixed with the bold design. The ‘impossibility’ of the shape is seriously cool though, it would make a great logo.
The artwork to BBCs latest release uses more rich pastel colours than the bold colours shown previously, but I really enjoy the intricate designs shown here. The use of floral and almost paisley patterns really stands out against the large creams and blue areas. This design style has also entered their stage design and the artwork for each of the albums singles (see grid).
I love the kaleidoscope stylings in this Four Tet release, There Is Love In You. The repetition of the circles is broken up by the bold colours and odd images displayed. The organic natural images and colours really fit with his use of organic samples in this album.
The new Feeds material is definitely more rock influenced. We’ll always aim to write catchy/pop style songs, but the timbre/textures we’re creating are definitely getting bigger.
I think what I’m getting at is that I want the music, obviously, to influence the design. I really enjoy the intricacies of the BBC artwork, and the muted colours. Although I love the bold colours of the early designs shown, I don’t think they’d sit with the music we’re writing. However the way in which Four Tet design uses the colours mixed with the black definitely gives it a bolder appearance. I think this is definitely something to take on board.