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Abduzeedo 2010 Greatest Hits

2010 is near ending, but the Abduzeedo Team wants to share our favorites hits from 2010, because we think that music is another great place to get inspired. So everybody from the blog made a short Top 10 hits and we want you to share your list too, hope you enjoy our selection. Fábio 2010 Favorite Artist: Bon Iver and The National Fabiano 2010 Favorite Artist: Beastie Boys and Daft Punk Gisele 2010 Favorite Artist: OneRepublic Aloa 2010 Favorite Artist: Ratatat Paulo Canabarro 2010 Favorite Artist: The Constellations Amanda 2010 Favorite Artist: Passion Pit Nathan 2010 Favorite Artist: The Black Keys Below I've included my most listened to playlist of 2010, but it just as easily could have been the entire Brothers album by The Black Keys. Marcos 2010 Favorite Artist: Toro Y Moi

Music-Concert Photography

We've received a nice suggestion for a post. Markus Myhre wanted us to come up with a good rock-band photography post, but I thought that labeling it rock would narrow the possibilities, so I called it music-concert photography. Markus wanted to see revolutionary photography, such as the iconic pictures we've shown here in the past, but to call something revolutionary is kinda difficult for me. I've looked for some recent pictures of well-known bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and Foo Fighters and found some great pictures that could be called iconic in some level. I want to know what you guys think about the modern concept of music-concert photography, and what pictures you've seen lately that fit that profile. Also, do you like these? I sure do! Tell us. Again, you should really visit each photographer's page for more of these great pictures... they'll appreciate it. I hope you enjoy my selection. Cheers! ;) Dena Flows Red Hot Chili Peppers Jimmy Alter Kasabian James Wood Kasabian Bianca Barrett Kasabian Bao Nguyen Muse Kyle Dean Reinford Foo Fighters Scott Simock Weezer Mark Austin Oasis Matt Ellis The Strokes crazybobbles a Muse concert Sam Ke Oasis Dena Flows Red Hot Chili Peppers letitia & steve The Killers Juan Perez-Fajardo Green Day Martin Worster The Cure James Arnold Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Great Band Illustrations

I find really nice when bands get illustrated. I remember the music video of "Love Rollercoaster" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers... it was a fun video. But also, there's a more serious, less cartoonish approach. Tamas Gaspar has done some great illustrations for the band Rackajam. These are probably the members of the band, and I can imagine how thrilled they were when they first put their eyes on these. Awesome style! Well, for more of Gaspar's works you may visit his portfolio at DeviantART. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;)

Musically Inspired Album Covers

Simon Page is a self-taught designer from the UK. This month he started a project called Musically Inspired Album Covers in which he created an amazing series of cd covers inspired by the the music itself. Here you take a look at each cover and find out what music inspired the creation. Besides these awesome covers, Simon has a very extended and creative portfolio that you should definitely check it out. simoncpage.co.uk Inspired by Mike Oldfield album Platinum Inspired by BT's album These Hopeful Machines Inspired by Röyksopp’s album Melody A.M. Inspired by Röyksopp’s album Junior Inspired by The Avalanches album Since I Left You Inspired by Jean Michel Jarre's album Equinoxe Inspired by Gareth Emery's track Metropolis Inspired by Crystal Method's album Divided by the Night Inspired by Röyksopp’s album Junior Inspired by Gareth Emery's track Metropolis Inspired by Gareth Emery's track Metropolis Inspired by Solar Fields album for Mirror's Edge Soundtrack (and in particular the Introduction track) Inspired by Jean Michel Jarre's album Zoolook Inspired by BT's track the Light in Things Inspired by Jean Michel Jarre's album Zoolook Inspired by Deadmau5 album Lack of a Better Name

Metal Makes Everything Better

We don't do this often, but musical posts are so needed from time to time. For me, music is an essential part of designing, since I just can't work without listening to something. And if you are into metal, it makes your workflow much more badass. Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a link to a metal cover of a Lady Gaga song, and it was pretty cool. The guy who did it goes by the alias "bliix" and he has done some unbelievable metal covers from songs that one wouldn't like at all (like some from Justin Timberlake) and he's done others from true classic ones, such as the listed below, and are totally worth checking. Of course, I've saved my favorite of his covers for last. I bet you metalheads will dig it. For more of bliix's covers, go to his channel at YouTube, and you'll find some precious pieces of sweet metal art. Cheers! ;) Michael Jackson - Beat It Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence Rick James - Super Freak Eiffel 65 - Blue Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise And last, but not least... my favorite one.

The Music Series

The Music Series is a collection of posters done by the Argentinian graphic design studio called Minga. The series features ten posters that each represent a style of music, check out the posters and see what style fits you best. For more from studio Minga visit http://www.estudiominga.com or behance.net/minga A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be—Abraham Maslow

How Designers Get Influenced by Music Part 2

Last week I published the first part and we got some really nice comments from designers all over the world. Most of them need music to finish a piece or get inspired & motivated in use of color and shapes. There were some more artists who want to spread their words. How designers get influenced part 1 was very successfull and informative article about the combination of music and design. We had eleven designers talking about their experiences and views on music among them like Alex Beltechi, Pete Harrison and Rik Ooestenbroek. It is totally worth to check out. This time we also have some different views on the same topic. We'd love to discuss everything with you guys more, so just leave a comment. My question is: "How does music inspire you and what music do you listen to, while designing?" Shadow Chen website http://www.saltyshadow.com/ I love music second to I love art, sometimes even more, in my opinion music is the most amazing thing people can give to this world, it's magical, inspirational, sentimental, healing...it's everything.I always dreamed of being a musician, or a singer performing on the stage, I think it's the most precious and desirable gift people can have, since I'm not good enough to do that, I transform my feelings while hearing the music to my artworks, hence it become a very special and inspiring process for me.Music can be art , and art can be music. My favorite genre is rock, new wave, post punk, shoegaze, dreampop, downtempo...there are too many, my top musicians are The Cure ,The Flaming lips, Robin Guthrie...I'm also a chill-out radio fan, love listening to belowzero and anji bee's chillcast. Justin Maller website http://justinmaller.com/ "Music is an integral, interwoven, intangible yet indispensable part of my creative process. I tend to save listening to my favourite albums for times where I need to produce my best creative work - I will often watch movies when drumming out less inspired work, but find that my imagination really fires up when the tunes kick in. I have no set genre or band that I listen to when I create - I just listen to whatever album it is that I have on rotation and see where it takes me. Lately I've been listening to The XX, Led Zeppelin and Bloc Party - it's made for some really wonderful creative sessions." Erik Johansson website http://www.alltelleringet.com/ Music is an important part of my inspiration, but I think that it's very individual which kind of music that is inspiring for different people. Before I begun doing photo and retouch I painted with water color, the ideas were similar but the technique different. I discovered that the kind of music I listened to while painting affected the look of the painting a lot. Now as I work in a different way which requires a lot more time I often use the music to come up with ideas. When I then work with the photos in the computer the idea doesn't really change since I have a quite clear idea about what I want it to look like. At the moment inspirational music is: French electro (ed banger) and "bob hund" to mention a Swedish band which is reflected in my photos. Stefan Buchner website http://www.dailymonster.com/ Music keeps me happy, and I work better when I’m happy. It’s that simple. There’s no direct correlation between the music I listen to and the work I do. My typography and illustration look the same with AC/DC as it does with Sibelius (the Finnish Angus Young.) What does inspire me is hearing about the making of my favorite music--- producers and artists breaking things down track by track, explaining effects, and their artistic decisions, comparing demos to the finished piece. That immediately makes me think how I can apply their sonic ideas to paper. Elena Savitskaya website http://elenasavitskaya.com/ blog http://designwithathought.com/ I generally listen to old jazz and soul, Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Nat Cole King etc... Some Gotan Project does it sometimes as well. Basically, anything that put's my mind in the right place. I don't enjoy overpowering music as it's more distracting, than enjoyable. Music gives me that little extra kick on the back side that you sometimes need to create something that you're proud of. I think "New York, New York" is one of the best songs for self motivation for any age and taste. Chuck Anderson website http://www.nopattern.com/ blog http://www.thebrilliance.com/ Music inspires me as I work in countless ways. I tend to listen to a lot of loud hardcore and metal when I work as its the kind of music I enjoy the most, bands like Botch, Isis, Enslaved, The Austerity Program, etc. However, you can't just listen to stuff like that nonstop all day, so sometimes if I need to sit down and focus for a long time, especially at night, I'll put on more chill stuff like David Bazan, Bon Iver, or Beach House. Really depends on my mood, but regardless, music is that thing that keeps your mind well-oiled while you focus and create. I like to keep it consistent and listen to full albums most of the time, but sometimes I'll throw it on shuffle just for fun and end up with Sufjan Stevens, Pig Destroyer, Jay-Z, and Fugazi in the same mix, which seems a little odd and kind of hilarious, but it keeps it interesting. Music has everything and nothing to do with my work - on one hand it is ever-present as I work, on the other hand, what I have on at the moment doesn't always directly influence what I'm creating, just keeps my mind sharp and occupied. Wojciech Pijecki aka Zero Bound website http://www.behance.net/zerobound There are plenty of music generes that I listen to, while designing. It's a pretty much wide variety, starting from Pop to Nu-metal. Mostly, if the design is a quite fast treatment like some simple layout etc. then I don't pay much of attention for music, I just work like a machine and the radio is somekind of background. But in the other cases, when I work on something big, an illustration with its own mood, music is a great helper. It influences your work dynamics, especially good rock bits. They not only can give you a great inspiration but also strength to work. Lately I'm working on a project connected with nature, and this just enforces to listen to something calming. For this particular example I'm listen to instrumental rock band which is called Mogwai. All the piano parts and smooth clean guitars sound, put my mind inside my project. Like I'm totally connected. So if I match the right song with project theme, then the work just flows. And it's important to work at night, to get into this. Alex Cornell website http://www.alexcornell.com/ blog http://blog.iso50.com/author/alex/ As I musician, I take the music I listen to while designing very seriously. Every time I sit down I have to think for a while about what kind of music needs to accompany the workflow. If it's early in the design process, I need something really calm and driving -- nothing too prominent that might interrupt conceptual thinking. Usually electronica works best at this stage. When things get closer to the end, and the concept is locked in, I like to BLAST either crazy techno or really heavy rock. The funny thing is, when I'm not designing, I listen to a completely different type of music. Nikolay, from Nu Fabric website http://nufabric.org/ We live in a digital world. We're surrounded by a lot of sounds and visual objects nearly every second in our daily life. We walk in a busy street, instead of looking and seeing people and communicate with them using our bodies, we see ads and billboards, we hear the sound of the city, neither beautiful or disturbing it is. Music gives us a pleasant escape from all the surroundings that disturbs our harmony or chaos. When in need of a silence and calmness, we won't put ear plugs, but the earphones. Lyrically, we associate the things we hear with a feeling we have felt or we would love to feel. That's the absurd of the nowadays — When in need of a silence, it's the music that gives you that silence. Speaking of the music itself, I'm currently obsessed with the Vampire Weekend's Contra and a lot of Madlib stuff recently. Eduardo Recife website http://www.eduardorecife.com/ website http://www.misprintedtype.com/v4/ Music is my fuel during most of the day. It inspires me in ways that I cannot describe. Even though I work with graphics I always said that nothing compares the power of music to reach a soul. I listen to all sorts of music and today I listen to some music that I thought I would never surrender to... But I also listen to a lot of indie rock, folk, bands. Some of the bands that are on my playlist lately are: Blind Pilot, The Go Find, Metronomy, Fleet Foxes, Jeff Buckley, Kings of Convenience, and a whole bunch of Sweden bands.... Joan Charmant http://www.joancharmant.com/ I'm not using music as an inspiration. Music brings me back to the real world. I find that many areas needs a lot of concentration like browsing for the right source, assessing if I'm on the right track, taking a step back to look at the image in a new light, etc. If I listen to music during these steps, my mind gets carried away and I make wrong decisions. I currently use music only to cover the annoying sound of my PC ventilator and surroundings. Even then, distinctive lyrics are a no-no, and I go for electro-jazz instrumentals. I'm considering buying noise-cancelling headphones to get perfect silence and immerse completely in the world where the image I'm designing is coming from. Still, one thing I would like to try in the future is to get some tracks of natural sounds, like birds or whales, and use them lightly during the purely artistic steps. Nik Ainley website http://www.shinybinary.com/ I don't know why it is but I generally find music can only keep my occupied for a short time, and usually I'll be working for long periods without a break. Partly it's getting over interested and fiddling with the playlists and being reminded of other songs I want to hear. I think it's also down to not having enough music I want to listen to at any one point to match the hours I work. I'll just end up listening to the same stuff over and over again which will annoy me and consequently distract me. I could listen to the radio or some online equivalent, but again it's only a matter of time before I get songs I don't want and am back to playlist fiddling. I think music is almost too much stimulation for me while working. It's almost too important. If it's good, I get in to it too much and forget about work. If it's bad I really notice it and have to change it. I need something that can fit into the background and I find that hard with music. Designers Music com Design & music go hand in hand. Great design needs great music, and DesignersMusic is all about helping you find new inspration. Find out what other designers are listening to, sort music by job types and share that awesome band no one else has heard of. Stop reading and get started! We'd love to discuss everything with you guys more, so just leave a comment - Aloa

Retro Music Posters by Paul Gardner

Paul Gardner is the guy behind Florafauna, a design studio based in Minneapolis tat is half design and half screen printing operation. His work varies from different types and applications but always with a very original "silk screened" style. To check out more work and to buy posters visit http://www.florafaunaworld.com

How Designers Get Influenced by Music

Music is a very important aspect in design. It can influence your thoughts, ideas, movements & so much more. I had a talk with 10+ awesome designer & Illustrator like Pete Harrison and discussed this topic. Plus you will get some tips about how to use music. For me music is very close together with design. Most of my design ideas come while listening to music. Beats and melody set the mood of my images and lyrics and speed influence my movements when designing. There is no way I can design wihtout music. It also motivates me and entertains when the im bored painting. I decided to gather some opinions and ask several top designer how they got influenced and touched by music. Im happy that I got some really good artists who have been working in the design scene for a couple of time and really know what they are talking about. I asked every one the same question. "How does music inspire you and what music do you listen to, while designing?" Falsify website http://www.sa3s.com To me music is the single biggest inspiration for my art. Whilst designing I listen to things like Commix, Massive Attack and other electronical music. I like digital soundscapes with dark rolling b-lines that build crazy worlds in my head layer by layer. A few months ago whilst listening to Leftfield I had a surge of ideas for a short illustrated story that I am currently working on, these moments are pure gold dust. The hardest part is trying to recreate these feelings and visuals as I see them with my minds eye. This is the running battle...' Magomed Dovjenko website http://iammago.com/ Music inspires me in any aspect - it sets the mood of my work when working while listening to music, it's inspiring the colors and the overall look of my work. Most of the time I listen to Rap/Hip-hop - like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Cassidy, Young Jeezy ,Lil Wayne and so on.I can't work without listening to music - it's just much more fun when you hear those beats banging while you're creating. Anton Shineft website http://clor.net It seems to me, that music and visual art are inseparable parts. As soon as something new and interesting appears in music, styles, directions - the great number of works of modern artists, representing these changes appears. Music is the best help for imagination. I am very inspired by the spirit of such projects as Flying lotus, Fever ray, AFTA 1, Toro Y moi, Lone. In my opinion, that’s a one of the icons of todays zeitgeist. It all reminds me of the presentation of modern people focused on the interaction with the spiritual world. You can clearly see rhythm and direction. It helps me understand some streams. Rik Ooestenbrooek website http://nkeo.deviantart.com/ I cant design without music, music gives me the rest I need while working on a piece. The Type of music depends on the mood I'm in. Back in the days while I made lots of colourfull photomanip's mixed with abstract I used to listen to Vocal trance. The colours I use are basicly based on the type of music I listen. Less colour means more emotive beats, more colour means happy songs" Robert Shields website http://www.robshields.net/ Personally I am obsessed with finding and buying new music every week but I often design in silence. The inspiration I get from music often has more to do with the emotional content or a message that I remember. There is also a coolness factor that comes from music which helps me gauge whether or not an idea I have is over played. Otherwise I don't really feel that the territories exactly overlap. It'd be like saying I have to look at a beautiful picture every time I try to write a song. To me that's really not what its about. ABOVE website: http://goabove.com "Music is an extremely crucial aspect of my day to day life. Not only when I am creating artworks but when I am grocery shopping, digging ditches, or skydiving, music always helps. When I create artworks I aim to have the music X3 times as loud as the high powered electrical tool I use. Table saws can be loud but my James Brown Funk, or Acid Trance House music always sing louder. Sometimes I get carried away and start dancing while I'm painting which can make for some interesting artworks to say the least. I'd rather be deaf than blind, but not being able to hear while looking at live music would be suicidal. I am greatful I still have my 5-senses." Keith Garrison website http://www.behance.net/NoirMaybe Just like most other things in my workspace, I consider music a "tool" of sorts. A lot of times I find it to distracting and can't start or work on a project with it. Other times I need it to give me that boost of energy or keep me from being distracted by my environment. Most of the time I just need it to get in that sort of "Trance" where I barely notice the world around me and soon forget the music is even there. From Ryan Clark, Invisible Creature website http://www.invisiblecreature.com Music is inspiring to me in many ways. It's inspiring to hear people create new and interesting things, and that stimulates my desire to create things of my own, be it something visual or something musical. Music can inspire me subconsciously, playing in the background while I work, and it can also influence me in very specific ways, if I listen intentionally. Sometimes I'll listen to music that may directly correlate to something I'm designing, but ordinarily I just listen to something based on my current mood. Brit pop/rock (ie: Elbow, Doves, The National, White Lies, Editors) is usually the first thing I go to. Pete Harrison website: http://www.aeiko.net/ I listen to a variety of music..and music is always on when im designing. Usually its something fast like drum and bass..something to keep me ticking, recently a lot of hospital stuff - London Elek, High contrast, Mistabishi, Logi, Danny byrd etc...but I also love faster stuff such as Spor, Sigma, Fresh, Sub Focus..its background music but keeps me working, especially in the early hours. I also love chillout and ambient sounds, for example the Desktopography albums, Tycho, Enya, BOC, Nuuro and Freshcut. Sometimes the piece that im working on can influence the taste in music, and I will try and get into the mood of what im designing at the time and just roll from there, feeling the flow. Alex Beltechi http://www.behance.net/alexbeltechi Music and Design are two faces of the same coin for me. An image is something you see, and music is something you hear, though I use both to communicate a message. Just as I appreciate and create images, I listen to and compose music. Nevertheless, I see design as my career and music as my passion. The tablet is my job and the piano key is my hobby, though I do enjoy both very much. I also tend to be critical on both. When I see a poster, I sort of critique it in my head. The same applies for music, and you'd be surprised to see that design principles apply to music as well. They really are one and the same thing, so it's no surprise that so many designers get involved in music, or at least feel a special connection to it. I usually listen to music when I design, because it drives and inspires me. My music choice is usually a range of classical, neoclassical, movie soundtracks or solo piano music. Perttu Murto website http://www.perttumurto.com/ I usually listen music always when I work. It's kind a part of the design project in my opinion! It is a great way to close "the other world" on my mind while I work and helps me concentrate 110% on the artwork itself. I kind a like all kind of music (except R'n'B!) so it's up to my own mood what I am listening while working. It could be really hard rock or some chill out electro stuff. It doesn't really effect to the out come, it just have to be good music! Good music is always inspiring!" Where to listen to music It sometimes appears that everything in your music library you heared thousands of times and you need fresh new stuff or it appears that you dont even have a music library. Well, thanks to the internet there are several ways to get some audible inspiration. There are online music services such as Deezer or Lala, which are really good. My favourite is Grooveshark where you add the song you'd like to listen to, to a current playlist and it's really fast. And now it is your part to tell us what music do you listen to? And how does the music inspire you? Place a comment and I am happy.

Iconic Music Photography

I guess one of the greatest dreams of any band is to have an iconic picture someday. A picture taken at the right moment, at that one visceral point in a band's existence, might be the one that immortalizes it. Through out music history, we've seen some great examples of iconic pictures, like the ones here. And I really wonder which are the pictures these days that one day might become iconic. I just think that we haven't seen new iconic pictures for a long time now, and probably won't see any... unless these emo kids pull off some great plan, but I think they don't have what it takes. So, what do you think will be the iconic music photography of tomorrow? Any thoughts? Tell us! Cheers. ;) Jimi Hendrix Hendrix was immortalized after burning and smashing of his guitar at the finale of his performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967. Sid Vicious and Nancy In November 1977, Sid met American groupie Nancy Spungen, and they immediately began a relationship. She was a heroin addict, and Sid, who already believed in his own "live fast, die young" image, soon shared the dependence. Although they were deeply in love, their often violent and rocky relationship had a disastrous effect on the Sex Pistols. Bob Dylan Picture taken by Daniel Kramer Bob Dylan has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was, at first, an informal chronicler and then an apparently reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of his songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'," became anthems for both the civil rights and the anti-war movements. Michael Jackson Thriller Cover In 1982 Jackson issued his second Epic album, Thriller. The album remained in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for 80 consecutive weeks and 37 of those weeks at the peak position. It was the first album to have seven Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles, including "Billie Jean", "Beat It," and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'. Thriller was certified for 28 million shipments by the RIAA, giving it Double Diamond status in the United States. It was, and currently remains, the best-selling album of all time, with 110 million copies worldwide. Bob Marley and the Wailers The Wailers' first album, Catch a Fire, was released worldwide in 1973, and sold well. It was followed a year later by Burnin', which included the songs "Get Up, Stand Up" and "I Shot the Sheriff". Eric Clapton made a hit cover of "I Shot the Sheriff" in 1974, raising Marley's international profile. The Wailers broke up in 1974 with each of the three main members going on to pursue solo careers. The reason for the breakup is shrouded in conjecture; some believe that there were disagreements amongst Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Bob concerning performances, while others claim that Bunny and Peter simply preferred solo work. Elvis Presley The iconic cover of Elvis Presley's debut RCA Victor album. Photo taken on January 31, 1955 On January 10, 1956, Presley made his first recordings for RCA in Nashville, Tennessee. RCA enlisted the talents of already established stars Floyd Cramer and Chet Atkins also to "...fatten the sound." The session produced "Heartbreak Hotel/I Was The One" which was released on January 27. The public reaction to "Heartbreak Hotel" prompted RCA to release it as a single in its own right. By April it had hit number one in the U.S. charts, selling in excess of one million copies. David Bowie Alladin Sane Cover Aladdin Sane is an album by David Bowie, released by RCA Records in 1973. The follow-up to his breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, it was the first album Bowie wrote and released as a bona fide pop star. The name of the album is a pun on "A Lad Insane". An early variation was "Love Aladdin Vein", which Bowie dropped partly because of its drug connotations. The Beatles Abbey Road Cover The Abbey Road cover photograph was taken by Iain Macmillan. Macmillan was given only ten minutes around 11:30 that morning to take the photo on a zebra crossing on Abbey Road. That cover photograph has since become one of the most famous and most imitated album covers in recording history. McCartney is bare-footed and out of step with the other three. The photograph also played a prominent part in the "Paul is dead" urban legend in late 1969. The man standing on the pavement in the background is Paul Cole, an American tourist unaware he had been photographed until he saw the album cover months later. Ramones The cover of their original album, Ramones. The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first punk rock group. Formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York in 1974, all of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname 'Ramone', though none of them were actually related. They performed 2263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played a farewell show and disbanded. Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was the lead singer and lyricist of The Doors and is widely considered to be one of the most charismatic frontmen in rock music history. Although Morrison was known for his baritone vocals, many fans, scholars and journalists alike have referenced his theatrical stage persona, self-destructive lifestyle and his work as a poet. He was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". The Clash London Calling Cover The London Calling cover features a photograph of Simonon smashing his Fender Precision Bass against the stage at The Palladium in New York City on 21 September 1979 during the "Clash Take the Fifth" US tour. Pennie Smith, who photographed the band for the album, originally did not want the photograph to be used. She thought that it was too out of focus, but Strummer and graphic designer Ray Lowry thought it would make a good album cover. In 2002, Smith's photograph was named the best rock and roll photograph of all time by Q magazine, commenting that "it captures the ultimate rock'n'roll moment - total loss of control". The cover artwork was designed by Lowry and was a homage to the design of Elvis Presley's debut album. The cover was named the ninth best album cover of all time by Q magazine in 2001.

Best Of Konvulse Art & Music Community

When you want to start a career as a graphic designer another possibility for staying motivated & creative and exchange opinions is to join an art community. There are big ones like DepthCore and EvokeOne and there are smaller ones like SlashThree. Konvulse - The Website. 26 examples for the beauty of Konvulse Where to find them on the web Konvulse - The Website

25 Inspirational Music Videos

I was searching for inspiration when I ran into one of my favorite videos, Beck's E-pro music video. Then I realized that I have been looking for inspiration in images most of the time, but videos can be much more inspiring plus there's music which makes it even more interesting and exciting. So I decided to continue searching for my old favorite vids, and at the end I had quite a few really cool ones. That's why I decided to write this new post for you. As always, we're waiting for your suggestions too. Don't forget to share your favorites with us! Beck - E-Pro Kasabian - Shoot The Runner Queens Of The Stone Age - Go With The Flow Franz Ferdinand - Take me Out Gnarls Barkley-Crazy Jape - Floating Ash - Shining Light Placebo - Meds Ok Go - Here It Goes Again Justice - DVNO The Cure - Friday Im In Love The White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm Jamiroquai - Don't Give Hate A Chance Blur - Coffee and TV Gary Jules - Mad World Justice - D.A.N.C.E. UNKLE - Eye For An Eye Junior Senior - Move Your Feet The Sunshine Underground - Borders Bloc Party - I Still Remember The White Stripes - 7 Nation Army The Ting Tings - Great DJ Beat Dis - Just Like Daft Punk - Around The World REM - Imitation Of Life

Video of the Week #46 - Coldplay Strawberry Swing

Last year for my birthday, a friend of mine got me "Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends" by Coldplay. For the past year, this album has been playing non-stop in my car on every morning drive to school and then every drive back home. Track 9, Strawberry Swing, went on repeat at least 3 times. Now finally, a year later, on July 20th they make a video for this wonderful song! If this doesn't get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to create, nothing will. Without further ado, here's Coldplay's new video for Strawberry Swing. Directed by Shynola from Jimmy Cavalcanti on Vimeo.

69 Stunning Gig Posters

What's design without music? What's music without design? I wanted to add on to Paulo's post, 30 Totally Cool Band Posters, because I, too, have always had a thing for indie gig posters, and coincidentally enough, I also stumbled upon the same website, gigposters.com Here I gathered some of the coolest posters I found on gigposters, ffffound, and behance. And you can also refer back to Paulo's article for the complete list! Hope you guys enjoy them as much as we did :) As always, if you have any images that you took or maybe some cool pictures you've come across and you'd like to share with us, please drop me a line on Twitter and/or Facebook. I'd love to hear from you! Ryan Trayte Drew Rios N.B. Oliver Barrett Peter Pimentel Matt Lane Harris Tom Huveners Martin Holm Matteo Cellerino James Barnes Anwar Pack Martin Corbin Edwin Servaas Michael Harpin Logan Gabel Ed Nacional Nicholas Haas Sean Forsythe Vanessa Schneider

30 Totally Cool Band Posters

Some friends of mine play in a instrumental rock band called "Você Nunca Viu". They got a pretty cool sound, and one of the things I like the most about indie bands in general are the posters! Yes, posters play a big role for these bands. Yesterday, during my daily visits, I found a great site about posters, and mostly about bands! Gigposters.com has got hundreds of posters, and here's a few of them, which I bet you'll all enjoy. Illustrations, collages, photography: there's everything in here. For more, check out Gigposters.com. And if you got a band poster, show us! Cheers. ;)

Awesome Bob Marley Artworks

Today makes 28 years since the biggest legend of reggae passed away, Bob Marley will sure be remembered for a lot more years for the person he was and the for the message that he still passes on through his music, check out some artworks and don't worry because every little thing will be alright. “Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold...” Bob Marley “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live!” Bob Marley “One good thing about music, when it hits- you feel no pain” Bob Marley “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?” Bob Marley “Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” Bob Marley “The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.” Bob Marley “You ain't gonna miss your water until your well runs dry” Bob Marley "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind." Bob Marley "My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever." Bob Marley "Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny." Bob Marley "Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all." Bob Marley "None but ourselves can free our minds." Bob Marley "People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people." Bob Marley "Tell the children the truth." Bob Marley "Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow." Bob Marley

Abduzeedo 80's Party

Friday we'll be celebrating Abduzeedo's 2nd birthday. We are really happy with the tremendous growth we had during this year. And to begin the celebration works, how about a 80's party?? Heck, yeah. Enjoy these, people! ;)