Hoarding and Collections – Music Collection 3.5.16

The Brief

Things that stand out for me personally, look for patterns, interrelationships, gaps, oddities in your hoard.  Create order out of the collections using your own method and categorisation.

Lecture Notes

IMG_4246.jpg

The Methodology

Apart from shoes, other hoarding I have is music, with the increase of MP3’s the older formats of CD, Cassette and Vinyl have really become extinct with everyday use.  Though, I am aware vinyl is making a trend come back.

I decided to dig through my music collection of pre-MP3s, which consists of vinyl, cassettes and CD’s.  I inputed the relevant data I wanted to collect and arrange for my infographic.

Snap shot of the fields of catagorisation – Artist, Genre, Year and Format.  I couldnt really use the album name for any data collection to categorised, so I left that off.

Master List

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 18.45.47.png

Filtered List by Quantities 

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 18.46.07.png

Filter List Music Quantities by Year

Interestingly, I discovered that I have no albums from 2009, probably didn’t go music shopping as I was pregnant.

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 18.46.34.png

Filtered list – Music by Genre 

I found this quite painful because a lot of Artist have multiple genres!  I decided to categorise to the most relevant genre or I would have found it difficult to complete my infographic.

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 18.46.18.png

Design Layout and Research Reference

I initially looked a pie charts in Illustrator and decided it wasn’t the best format for the data display.  I decided I would use a written infographic, designed like a gig poster, which would be relevant as it’s a music collection.  I researched designs that I liked to refer to for it’s creation.  As well as this Vintage poster I researched retro designs in Pinterest for my pre-MP3 music collection as the retro design would be conceptually correct for these out dated audio digital/analogue file formats.

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 10.44.57.pngScreen Shot 2016-05-02 at 12.11.36.pngScreen Shot 2016-05-03 at 19.05.31.pngScreen Shot 2016-05-03 at 19.06.12.png

Background Design

I took photos of my vinyl record labels to see how they would look, I used the magic wand tool and remove some of the label and info on the record to give a worn out vintage look.

Images have captions – scroll over 

I started to create a logo design in Photoshop called Surface Noise, this means that all the pre-MP3 music collection has ‘surface noise’ when played as the format isn’t as high quality sound as digital MP3s, of course with vinyl and cassettes in analogue this is quite relevant.

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 19.12.41.png

Ideas for colour design of logo to blend into background of design

Initially I started with red then moved to grey, I used a grainy texture to depict a vintage look.

logosurfacenoise.jpgScreen Shot 2016-05-03 at 19.15.39.png

Faded out the background image using low opacity.

Record Label for BackgroundA.jpg

Arranged my data into the infographic, using glyphs as semiotics.  Arrange positive data at the top and negative data at the bottom.  I also gave the background a brick wall effect.

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 19.18.20.png

To finish my design I wanted to give a grunge vintage look as everything look just a bit too fresh.  So I used a duplication of a grunge texture one as an overlay and the other pin light to highlight the data on the background vinyl, adjusting the opacity.

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 19.21.13.png

Final Design

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 19.22.08.png

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s