Type SongsShaping song meanings with typography
Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Queen, The Stooges, Radiohead,
The Doors, Johnny Cash, Blur, The White Stripes, Eels, PJ Harvey,
Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, CAKE, The Police, Oasis,
Madness, Mr Bungle, Joy Division, Deftones, Black Sabbath,
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mark Lanegan, Ray Charles, Morphine...
>> Most of selected songs are available on my Grooveshark playlist right here >>
# 2. Choose a great song (of course)
# 3. Try to focus on less known tracks
Working on a song takes time, catching its meaning needs a lot of research, and music is plenty of unexplained stories. I had to give up some great songs 'cause they were too obscure, or because I wasn't convinced by theories I read.
Some bands have so much great songs that I have difficulties to choose, notably for my favorites. I faced dilemmas for artists like David Bowie, Eels or Queen. And I still haven't choose songs for the Smashing Pumpkins, Portishead, Faith No More, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones...
I'm also open to suggestions, feel free to send me your favorite songs. Or you can simply contact me to discuss about music, and your opinion on songs I already worked on.
# 2. Make it simple ("Less is more")
# 3. No textures
I decided to establish some guidelines early in this project. These constraints force me to focus on composition, vector shapes and color schemes. I learned a lot following these rules. I also learned to cheat a few times.