Design: New Music Economy?

Calling The Voice-O-Graph is a project that started in June 2007. The official launch date was October 28th, 2009, at the Casa Del Popolo, 4873 boul. St. Laurent, Montreal, QC.

The project philosophie is defined as “Free music in exchange for feedback.” It is an alternative economy inspired by the way music circulates online and on mobile devices, is sampled, and remixed. The site invites you to listen to three tracks for free. After which you can access fifteen more by registering and leaving comments. That easy.

Project Description, by Opositive:

“Calling the Voice-O-Graph” is my latest full-length album under my artistic moniker “Opositive”. The album is available here for free download as a series of high-quality mp3s.

The site was built in Drupal.

The design was inspired by both the concept of sampling and the voice-o-graph technology. The logo was lifted off from here and the vinyl from here. The overall background design was inspired by “King of Pop #4 Requiem” by Jackie Gallant which can be seen on 52 Pick Up Video.

In the news:

Design: Mediascapes, 3rd Edition

Book Cover design [2009]

Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication, 3rd Edition © 2010 Published (ISBN-10: 0176500359 ISBN-13: 9780176500351, Nelson Education Ltd. is edited by Dr. Leslie Regan Shade, from Concordia University.

They selected the second of my designs, and in some ways the more conventional version of the two I proposed (I have yet to convince anyone that pink is a perfectly acceptable colour for design). The idea behind this design is quite obvious: an urban landscape, wires of communication, extracting energy from the bottom, upwards, etc. Across the middle is the barcode – the stand in symbol for data, privacy, surveillance. Placed in the centre, it connotes an idea of digital divide.