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    RPM aims to slow things down and bring back the ritual of selecting, playing and falling in love with the music we listen to. RPM was a concept … Read More
    RPM aims to slow things down and bring back the ritual of selecting, playing and falling in love with the music we listen to. RPM was a concept I created for Music Hack Day London 2013. It learns the personal connections we all make between our music and our life. Read Less
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Bringing back the physical ritual of music listening
ROLE(S): CONCEPT, BRANDING, ART DIRECTION & DESIGN

RPM was a concept I created for Music Hack Day London 2013.   
It learns the personal connections we all make between our music and our life. 
 
Bringing back the physicality of music listening:
 
RPM aims to slow things down and bring back the ritual of selecting, playing and falling in love with the music we listen to.
 
How it works:
 
RPM allows you to associate physical artwork or objects with any Spotify album or playlist in three easy steps…
 
1. Capture
Place any object in the RPM player and the camera will capture it for you. 

2. Tag
Assign an album or playlist to the object using the RPM web app.

3. Play
Anytime you place this object into the RPM player, your chosen music will automatically play.
 
 
Early moodboard
 
 
Image references can all be found here: 
https://www.pinterest.com/rrricky/physical-listening/
Re-designing a favourite album
 
As part of the prototype, I asked friends and colleagues to re-imagine their favourite album or to make a playlist. 12" chalkboard slates were made for them to create their artwork on and these were then tagged using the RPM Player.
 
Creating a brand
 
Although RPM was originally conceived for a 24 hour Hack Day, I wanted to create something that could eventually develop into something more. A brand, User Interface and informative print material was created in the run-up to the Hack Day.
 
The logo took inspiration from the very same things that inspired the concept itself; Found diagrams of how vinyl records actually work, as well as typography found on early prints of Decca 12” records. 
Thank you
 
www.rickyburgess.com
 
www.twitter.com/rrricky