Kevin and Gary show at FOWA London

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I think I’ve mentioned this before… but I think music can massively inspire and influence design.

The Musical Effect

There’s something about working to music that changes the process of design. For me it has a sort of ‘unlocking’ affect. It seems to open up my mind to design possibilities that without music wouldn’t enter my head.

Like in film the mix of music and imagery can have a huge emotional affect on a designer which can influence their decision making and ultimately their design.

What’s also cool is that different styles of music can influence  your designs in different ways… and everyone has different tastes in music which makes it really interesting!

Spotify Playlists

Using the wonder that is Spotify I thought it’d be fun to share one of my playlists that inspires my work. It’s called Uplifting Alternative Durge and I’d describe it as just that. You can listen to it here.

For those who don’t have access to Spotify I’m really sorry. I’ve listed the tracks below in case you want to compile it yourself.

  • Geraldine – Glasvegas
  • inní mér syngur vitleysingur – Sigur Ros
  • Signs – Bloc Party
  • So Close – Six by Seven
  • The National Anthem – Radiohead
  • No Cars Go – Arcade Fire
  • This is a Question – Hope of the States
  • Crawl – Kings of Leon
  • Meet me in the Bathroom – The Strokes
  • Jump in the Pool – Friendly Fires
  • Rest my Chemistry – Interpol
  • Mirrorball – Elbow
  • I Stand Corrected – Vampire Weekend
  • Blue Ridge Mountains – Fleet Foxes
  • Fake Empire – The National
  • Unrecorded – M83
  • Playground Love – Air

It would be great to hear what music inspires you guys. Feel free to post your playlists here too.