Today was my last day at Tumblr.
Over time our listening history changes with the different stages of life. Past.fm is an audio device that creates a timeline that allows you to revisit your favorite music over the years. Drop your unique token into the dock and your music profile is loaded in from Last.fm, Spotify, Rdio and iTunes.
Read more about the process and project on Razan Sadeq’s site.
Inspired by Bob Dylan´s Subterranean Homesick Blues video, Leandro Senna hand lettered every word of the song. Over the course of a month 66 cards were created using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes—no computers or retouching.
See more of the process behind the lettering on Leandro’s blog.
A good friend of mine, Chris Upton, had no choice but to document the best sandwich ever while on the set filming an upcoming Kwanza Jones music video.
A professional display of 50 No Handed Bike Moves performed to “Golden Tree” by Martin Brooks. Who knew the Official Federation of No Handed Bikes Skills had sanctioned over 50 moves?
Check out more of the three.js demos and featured projects on GitHub.
Three units, which are resembling standard record players, translate concentric visual patterns into control signals for further processing in any music software. The rotation of the discs, each holding three tracks, can be synced to a sequencer.
Dutch illustrator specializing custom lettering, Eric van der Boom was recently commissioned by the vintage-sound guitar pedal manufacturer Dr. No Effects to create a new logo, packaging and product styling for all their pedals. The visual styles for each of the pedals pair amazing well with the rich tone and sounds (demo the sounds on the Dr. No site).
Two of my personal favorite photographers, Tim Navis and Kim Høltermand, behind Desert City, are teaming up with film collective Scenic, composer Deru and other musicians and filmmakers to capture the remote reaches of Iceland. Now they only need a handful of people to help fund the project on Kickstarter. They have my pledge!
Design studio DKNG recently screen captured the entire design process that went into creating a tour poster for The Black Keys. The time-lapsed video shows their steps from sketching to details to the actual silkscreening all set to “Black Bug” a mashup of The Black Keys and Big Boi.
Ever wonder what everyone’s listening to as you walk around NYC? Youtuber Tyler Cullen decided to ask random New Yorkers with headphones on what song they are listening to.
For your listening enjoyment quickly put together an Rdio playlist with all the tracks mentioned in the video. I was pleasantly surprised that their growing library had all 21 tracks.
Web technologist Cameron Adams recently created a mashup of 23 Daft Punk songs titled Definitive Daft Punk. Like any good music mashup as you’re listening it becomes easy to get lost in the track and figure out where one track begins and ends. To illustrate the layering and composition Cameron created this killer HTML5 and CSS3 visualization of the mashup. Make sure you view it in a modern browser like Chrome or Safari.
Kelli Anderson just pulled off what might be the coolest wedding invite ever created with a paper record player included that plays a song written by the groom and bride. With a bit of paper folding the invite booklet reveals a needle that plays a flexi disc record. If I ever received an invite even close to this one I would feel obligated to buy them an amazing wedding present.
Get inspired looking at all of Kelli’s amazing work.
I can’t get enough of this epic and cinematic new track by Manchester Orchestra. I really hope that their new album Simple Math coming out May 10 will live up to this track.