Posted tagged ‘Music’

Hand lettered album art and glass panels

September 2, 2013

David A. Smith is a traditional sign-maker/designer. He created the covers for the ‘Born & Raised’ album and ‘Queen of California’ single by singer/songwriter John Mayer.  He also created two decorative reverse glass panels for Mayer’s company. Smith is a true craftsman — it is fun to see his design process.

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David Smith Traditional Ornamental Glass Artist 

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Music I’m listening to… My Body

April 10, 2011

My Body — Young the Giant

“Hey, is it my fault that the fallen embers burn down in a spiral, Round your crown of thieves”

The Tadpole

February 6, 2011

The tadpole

This is a cute animation short with a stylized  graphic style. I like the watercolor look of it and the simple humor. The audio design is nice too, great sound effects and a jazzy sound track. It was created by Passion Pictures, a London-based production company. Passion Pictures is better known for  their work for the animated rock band Gorillaz and the opening and closing animation for The Beatles: Rock Band video game. This year, their film The Lost Thing has been nominated for best animated short film Oscar.

The Beatles: Rock Band

 

 

Beatles: Rock Band

The Lost Thing

Passion Pictures

Gorillaz

A sexy song and beautiful type design

January 25, 2011

The sublime type foundry House Industries has a new video that’s a visual treat. You’ll see many of the fine fonts, books, posters and other products by their designers. There are scenes of the designers in action. All the visuals are timed to the catchy, slightly 1960s sounding Polite Dance Song by the duo of Inara George and Greg Kurstin — better known as The Bird and the Bee. Kurstin, is a music producer and keyboardist that has worked with Lily Allen, Barenaked Ladies, The Flaming Lips and Beck.

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Music I’m listening to… “Magpie To The Morning”

September 19, 2010

"Magpie To The Morning" (ArtStudio & Photoshop)

Magpie To The Morning
— Neko Case

“Magpie comes a calling, drops a marble from the sky
Tin roof sounds alarming, wake up child
“Let this be a warning” says the magpie to the morning, “Don’t let this fading summer pass you by””

Music I’m listening to… “Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk”

June 30, 2010

Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk — The New Pornographers

“A mistake on the part of nature, you are a tall glass, a blast from the past
Where things were simpler then…
You ask exactly when? ”

Crash Years — The New Pornographers

“You got those old eternity blues, eternity blues
Your fingers raised, you’re looking for the word
What you want is accident, another drag, spectacular view
What you can lose… ”

Music I’m listening to… “Animal”

June 17, 2010

Animal — Neon Tree
“It’s just the world is quiet. So hush we both can’t fight it”