Great Art Inspires More Great Art
I’m writing this newsletter in anticipation of the super bowl. I hope the eagles won by the time you’re reading this lol.
I’ve been an eagles fan since I was a young boy back when they had Donovan Mcnabb, Brian Westbrook, TO, and of course my boy “Weapon X” Brian Dawkins. So it is exciting to have the eagles be in the super bowl twice in the last 5 years.
Pretty cool to be playing against the chiefs too because even tho he’s coaching for them now I love Andy Reid.
Anyway enough about football and now onto something design/creativity adjacent. ( I think that’s what this newsletter mainly covers haha)
The synergy between audio and visual Art
It's always been pretty fascinating to me how important music is for my creative process. Music is powerful since it's an audio artform it allows you to enjoy it while creating other visual artforms
I think that's why graphic design and music go so well together.
Not only within finished projects that use sound design or music to aid a motion design piece but in the actual design process itself.
I love listening to some of my vinyl records or even digital music on Spotify while im working on projects.
I think the reason audio art has so much synergy when working on visual art is that, unlike other visual formats, you can't do them simultaneously while designing.
I can't stare at a painting or watch my favorite movie scene to get inspired while working on a personal design project... or shit even a client project.
However, I can listen to music.
Music is special.
Good music is an art form that can actually inspire you while you are in the act of creation. not just before, after, or in between.
Especially when I'm listening to music through headphones.
It helps me focus and transform almost into another world. It not only helps me feel creative while taking in the good inspiration but it blocks out some of the bad inspiration of the outside world.
I was reading this part below in Rick Rubin's new book about how good art can influence more good art, rather than looking at it as competition. I think this applies here as well. Good music can inspire good design.
The only caveat I've found to my love for music when I'm working versus just enjoying it solely on its own is the genre choice.
Hardcore, Punk, and Hip-Hop are a few of my favorite genres, but other than instrumental bangers like music from Madlib or Jdilla those genres I mentioned can be a bit distracting when working because the energy is so high.
So I have noticed lean more towards the chill side on the spectrum of my different tastes in music like blues, jazz, and house.
These types of music not only add to my focus but help me get into that deep flow state.
I guess this is a long-winded way of saying I have a few different types of music I love depending on the setting.
So here are some of my favorite things to listen to when I am working and when I am not working.
10 favorites when working
10 Favorites when NOT working
What do you enjoy listening to these days, let me know in the comments!
Stuff to Check Out!
Cool Behance project I stumbled upon
speaking of that, my Blues Legends Behance Project
Been trying to post more on TikTok
Good take on some of the AI Stuff
Tweet of the week below
Have a great week and remember to not overlook inspiration in the most random of places.
Much Love, Glue.
Weekly Wrap Up
Redesigning my Fav Albums - Ep 002
New Design Breakdown Episode on Patreon!
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