From the first visuals featured on rock and roll record sleeves through contemporary music videos and magazines, graphic design has played and integral role in visualizing music.
For instance, Andy Warhol’s artwork for the Velvet Underground and Peter Saville’s iconic Joy Division album covers are forever burned in our collective cultural memory as images synonymous with the music.
In An Expression of the Inexpressible features contemporary international designers whose work showcases the current interactions of music and design.
This exhibition features art, graphic design and video works by Stefan Sagmeister, Non-Format, Karlssonwilker, Mike Mills, Trevor Jackson, Yokoland, Sara Haraigue, Mario Hugo, RD Granados, Stereotype Design, Standard Motion, Si Scott, Sonnenzimmer, Roger Bova, Shannon McGlothin, Jean Jullien, Hannah Waldron, Mike Little, Chris Rubino and Géraldine Georges.
August 7—27, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, August 7th, 5pm—9pm
Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis IN
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Nice portfolio from Marcroy Smith, a graduate of Brighton University. He specializes in design, illustration and screen print.
Another duo, Way Shape Form. Check out their self-published Accidental Poetry by Twenty-one (Russian) Brides-to-be. Content is everywhere, even in spam.
Carl Bender is a very recent grad from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Great work, thanks for the link!
For Narani Kannan’s final-year project at Ontario College of Art & Design, she designed and conceptualized an eco-friendly dairy product line called Gotta Moo. There’s so much I love about this project… every detail down to the “Sugarcane Bagasse molded pulp paper” has been carefully considered. She’s obviously on her way to being a design superstar. See more of her work on Behance.
This is a long overdue mention of Neasden Control Centre out of the UK. They create amazing design, art, exhibitions, installations, etc etc.