Secret 7” combines music and art for a good cause. What we do is take seven tracks from seven of the best-known bands and artists around. We press each of those tracks 100 times to vinyl then get creatives from around the world to interpret artwork in their own style for one of the seven tracks.
Below is the vinyl sleeve I designed for Still Love Me by Jessie Ware.
These designs are rooted in constructivist abstraction. They represent the textures and noises in the track and were chosen based on the track’s contents. The front cover is a still life of the shapes used to visualize the song. The back cover represents the song in a visual format. Each row on the back represents a minute of the song — the top row is the first minute, second row is the second minute, and so one.
In order to create these shapes I created a web application that could visualize the song. The website loads the song and exposes a number of keys on the keyboard to trigger animations. I played the song and recorded my keypresses. I then played them back and took snapshots of the screen. They are editable svg files that I then laid out in Illustrator. Behance doesn’t allow embedding iframes so I made an animated gif to give you a sense of the motion. If you’d like to check out the visualization, head on over to my process post on this project.