http://www.whosampled.com/ This website is so interesting to find out where famous hip hop songs got their samples.
Jerod Gibson - Posters
Jerod Gibson has created a series of alternative movie posters based on typographically presenting quotes from the films. See more here.
Stanley Downwood is most well known for his association with the band Radiohead as the artist that designed their CD covers and merchandising but the work I found most inspiring was his cover for Thom Yorke’s solo album ‘The Eraser’. The artwork is from a piece called ‘London Views’ and was made with ‘The Eraser’ in mind whilst also being an independent...
Strangers in Leeds
The initial idea for my book was to document local record shops but after a bit of research and ground work I have decided to rethink the subject of my book. I think the idea was based on a desire to explore the record shops and didn’t actually have much substance. One avenue I am exploring is documenting the decline and closure of a local record shop in Headingly, which I think might give...
LEEDS IN LIGHTS… I decided to make a video looking at the relationship between the shapes that make up individual letters and the way our brains put them together. I was interested in seeing at what point the shapes and letters become recognisable as the word LEEDS. This is how I chose to respond to our typography brief rather than create a collage of photos showing existing objects...
Dust and Grooves Blog
A blog filled with photos and interviews with record collectors around the world. Very interesting if you’re into collecting records but good for finding new and obscure music as well if records aren’t your thing. http://www.dustandgrooves.com/
Jason Munn - The Small Stakes
As any fellow Leeds College of Art and Design students will have seen, Jason Munn has had his posters exhibited on the corridor walls of the college since September. They have been replaced now, but they captured my imagination every time I walked past them bleary-eyed each morning and would like to share his work (especially the ‘Fever Ray’ poster) for anyone that missed it on the...
Penguin Books - Amy Fleisher
Penguin books 75th Anniversary editions of classic Penguin titles. I really like the simplicity of this idea. It’s so effective without compromising the original logo. It also manages to give the books a very modern feel without changing the original Penguin layout and general design too much. http://www.amyfleisher.com/client/penguin/ I had a look at the rest of work but nothing else...