10 + 1 ways to visualize lyrics

April 18, 2011 § 5 Comments

Really good songs have usually really good lyrics. And good lyrics stay with you. When we were at school we doodled them on our books and carved them into the desks. What do the digital natives do? Here are the best ideas (and, incidentally, really good songs for the most part) we found around the web:

1. Pick a photo, apply a vintage effect and write the lyrics in helvetica

paris by the friendly fires

Paris by the Friendly Fires (the Aeroplane version featuring Au Revoir Simone  kicks major ass, too)
(visual first seen at letlooselove, our title inspired by this)

2. Make a flowchart*

should I stay or should I go by the clash

Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash
(visual first seen at Urlesque)
*but be careful not to be trapped on an infinite loop

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Songs as books

April 10, 2011 § 4 Comments

These renditions of music albums as books have been going around the web lately:

The Beatles Abbey Road bookPatti Smity Horses bookPixies Surfer Rosa book

Which reminded me of these by Little Pixel:

The Pixies Surfer Rosa bookJustice Cross bookCarter USM One Hundred and One Damnations book

Which in turn reminded me of these posters by Hunting Bears:

The Smiths What Difference Does it Make bookThe Smiths Big Mouth Strikes Again book

This idea just never grows old.

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The lyrics on the wall

March 3, 2011 § 11 Comments

Well, although I wouldn’t go as far as calling it Music Philosophy, it sure as hell  is good Music Typography.Music Philosophy

Mike Toledo creates these amazing typographical posters inspired by lyrics from rock songs. Love the colors, love the fonts, love the songs. Especially this one:

And if a double decker bus crushes into us to die by your side it's such a heavenly way to die

The love you take is equal to the love you makeYou can't always get what you want but if you try sometime you just might find you get what you need

See more posters after the jump

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