March 22, 2013 § Leave a comment
Sometimes you discover online something that combines two things you love and then you realize that all that procrastination was actually worth it. So for today’s pleasure combo I present to you
one three Beatles infographs, charting the instrumentation of all of their songs, in their three phases.
I consider the haircut chart a bonus:
February 27, 2013 § Leave a comment
Tilda Swinton and David Bowie play a middle-aged, middle-class couple (with a twist, of course) in his new video for his song The Stars (Are Out Tonight). Enjoy!
December 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
All time classic.
December 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
October 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
Our first post on illustrated lyrics is one of our most popular ones, ever. It seems you share our obsession, hurrah! It is due time, then, to share some more visualizations that struck us as interesting and funny. Some interior design there, too. Again this list contains songs we love for the most part. So, for your viewing pleasure, here come 10 more ways to visualize lyrics:
1. The literal interpretation
Set fire to the rain by Adele (source)
2. The eye-chart
3 little birds by Bob Marley (source)
3. The equation
Every day is like Sunday by Morrissey (source)
4. The upholstered armchair
Perfect day by Lou Reed (source)
5. The stencil
Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (source)
6. The cross-stitch
Please, please, please let me get what I want by The Smiths (source)
7. The street-sign
Stop! In the name of love by Diana Ross & the Supremes (source)
8. The word-match
Mambo no 5 by Lou Vega (source)
9. The staircase
Hello, I love you by The Doors (source)
10. The door-sign
Push it by Salt-n-Pepa (source)
October 1, 2012 § Leave a comment
Flavor by Tori Amos (from her new album Gold Dust)
September 27, 2012 § 1 Comment
In this blog, I have often wondered if music could be visualised and how it would look like and many artistic experiments I have encountered through the web tried to answer my question.
But I have to admit that no other experiment manages to capture better the look of music than Martin Klimas‘ photographic series, entitled ‘What Does Music Look Like?’. After having covered a speaker with a sheet of translucent plastic, he pours colored paints on that sheet and pumps up the volume. Then he photographs the ‘vibrating’ colors that dance on the air.
Can you recognise the songs? (Hover to find out..)
July 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
Angels by The xx (taken from their new album Coexist to be released on September 10th)
July 3, 2012 § 2 Comments
Blondie vs Philip Glass – ‘Heart of Glass’ MASH UP by Daft Beatles (Blondie’s Heart of Glass beautifully combined with Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto II)
June 19, 2012 § 1 Comment
Ruin by Cat Power (from the album SUN to be released in September, the first album of original material in over six years, which she produced herself in various locations including a studio she built in Malibu).
April 11, 2012 § 2 Comments
Lyrics to live by is a tumblr dedicated in finding good advice in song lyrics, ranging from classic rock to hip-hop.
You can even submit lyrics and I did so! My choice?
And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make
The End by The Beatles
Now I’ll just sit and wait. In the meanwhile…
March 29, 2012 § 4 Comments
In the early days of the web, Am I Right was one of the funniest sites there was: a database of misheard lyrics. The misunderstanding of the psychedelic Beatles lyrics “A girl with kaleidoscope eyes” with the absurdist “A girl with colitis goes by” is still one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard.
And now there is a wonderful infograph by direct lyrics, to summarize the most common mistakes. Wasn’t it about time?
By the way, Am I Right has also published a collection of misheard lyrics in Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza: And Other Misheard Lyrics.
See the full infograph after the jump.
March 26, 2012 § 2 Comments
We have already seen movie posters made by pictograms, now it’s time to see some of our favourite songs depicted by nothing but ideograms. Viktor Hertz proves us one more time that less is often enough to convey meaning.
See more after the jump « Read the rest of this entry »
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December 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
This year was definitely a LEGO year, or, perhaps, every year can be LEGO year, since everything can be constructed or recreated with LEGOs.
What else will these magical bricks build next year?