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Red Bull Music Festival Montreal

Our friends from Redbull Music Festival will be hosting their next festival in my hometown which is Montreal, QC in Canada. Happening from September 19 till the 27, to feature performances from Kara-Lis Coverdale, Blue Hawaii, Project Pablo, Ryan Hemsworth, Oneohtrix Point Never and more. We have attached their promotional video alongside the schedule of upcoming events. If you are in town or visiting, it's a festival that you should definitely check out.

Music Album Cover Illustrations by El Diablo

El Diablo is an art director and illustrator based in Vancouver, BC in Canada. His illustration works are mostly for music albums. I just love the color palette and illustrative style. I have rarely seen a beautiful combination of colors between peach and slight-greeny-blue colors mixing so well together. You should definitely check out more of his work on Behance.

The Endless Soundtrack of Summer: Noon Pacific

It’s a pretty simple premise: hand-pick music from Spotify, repackage it into a beautifully designed collection of mixtapes, and deliver it weekly at 12:00 PM Pacific time.  But for something so simple, Noon Pacific has rapidly become an office staple for the team here at Abduzeedo all summer long.

Logo Design: Music Instruments

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. Last week we featured logos with frogs and toads, and today we're featuring logos with music instruments! Every week we search through our favorite galleries: Logopond and Dribbble. Both are a great communities for designers everywhere.

Illustrated Costumes of Famous Musicians

Brazilian illustrator Frederico Birchal created this really cool project to bring back some of the most epic musicians and their favorite costumes to walk on stage. From Beatles to Daft Punk and everything in between. Check it out! For more from Frederico Birchal visit behance.net/fredbirchal.

Wicked Illustrated Gig Posters

I think it's really cool when bands ask artists to come up with cool gig posters! I've known some of these artists for some time now and it's amazing to check them after a while and see that they've done pieces for bands such as The Black Keys and Flight of the Conchords. So I've searched for more illustrated gig posters and found these, which are truly awesome! I wonder if any of you have got your own gig posters! If so, share it with us, because we'd love to see it. Also, you should really check these artists' pages simply by clicking each image. I hope you enjoy it. Cheers!

WMC Fest: Midwest's Art, Design and Music Festival

The Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is the premier art, design, and music event in the Midwest. Now in its fourth year, 1,200+ attendees will descend upon Cleveland for three days in August to see 20 speakers, 20 designers, and over 30 bands.

Daft Punk GIFs

As you've probably noticed, we are big fans of Daft Punk. We've have posted about them quite a few times and of course aren't the only ones obsessed. There are a lot of people out there creating some amazing artwork inspired by the electronic music duo. Enter Gerrel Saunders who put together some incredible GIF's featuring helmets of the French musicians. Gerrel Saunders, also known as Gaks, is a multi-disciplinary graphic designer and illustrator hailing from the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. He's also a self-proclaimed Master Vector Ninja...just saying.

UI Design: Mixtape Music App

Time for another great looking app! This time, let's check the Mixtape, an app for iOS to remind us of how great the tape era was. It had a certain charm... to record your own mixtapes and share them with the ones you love. I remember recording many of these, and just by looking at this app I go on trip by memory lane. For all the 90's children and teenagers out there, check this app out. Great idea and execution by designer Marco Nenzi, from Italy.

WMC Fest Event Recap 2012

The weekend of June 8th through the 10th marked the third annual Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland Ohio. This event - the self-proclaimed SXSW of the Midwest - brings together 20 speakers, 20 designers, 20 bands, and hundreds of eager artists for one incredible weekend every June. This year I was lucky enough to attend for all three days. I came away excited, full of knowledge, new experiences, and hope for what the future holds - both for WMC Fest and the art and design community in the Midwest. As you may or may not know, I’m a Midwesterner myself.

Book Suggestion: The Art of the LP: Classic Album Covers 1955-1995

The book suggestion of this week is very inspiring, especially for those out there fans of LPs. The book is called The Art of the LP: Classic Album Covers 1955-1995 and it has a great variety of cover design styles from punk rock to pop all divided by thematic chapters. Sexy, provocative, playful, beautiful: from their earliest days, LP covers have been objects of art and fascination.

The World of Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor is an illustrator and designer based in Melbourne Australia. He primarily works with the music industry so he designed for many Australian bands but he also did some movie posters and let me tell you they are just gorgeous and so detailed. Here's a set of some of his mixed gigs, hope you will get inspired! For more information about Ken Taylor, you can visit KenTaylor.com.au.

Futuristics Artworks by Super Silo

At first I thought that most of Super Silo artworks were all vector and 3D made, the use of solid and flat shapes probably made me think about that. But I was wrong, as most of his compositions are all made in photoshop over rough sketches, the process it's really amazing, just check some of the the timelapses he did. For more illustrations by Super Silo, please access his Behance profile or his Website.

Clever Pictogram Music Posters

Designed by Viktor Hertz, a freelance designer and photographer from Sweden. These pictogram music poster are very clever and well done, each poster representing a song that I'm sure you will familiarize with. Check them out and let us know which one is your favorite.

UI Design: Carl Cox Mixer

Following my newly found love for UI design, I kept looking for some cool designs to share with you guys and happily I've found a super nice music app.

Illustrated by Music

I made an amazing selection of album cover from upcoming bands that you provably don't know about. The artwork that comes with this unknown music is just amazing, this scene gives chance to many artists and designers to create outstanding work and here are a few for you to check out.

Music Genres Poster Series

A poster series curated by Edit where a bunch of different designers were asked to represent a musical genre using one shape and one type. The result is awesome, every poster has a unique style and represents its music genres very well.

The Style of Music

Ensemble The Style of Music is an awesome project created by Moxy Creative House. They had the brilliant idea to recreate the clothe that famous artist use to wear and make each piece into a nice poster. Check it out!

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

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.

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