Visualizing Music: The Ideation and Process of Creating Music Imagery
Mark, Meaghan Lyndsay
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Illustration
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Illustration
Bibliography: pages 111-114
"This thesis addresses how ideation and process changes when working with music: how do we ideate when creating these images and what key considerations should we follow in the process? Specifically, the project focuses on counterculture music, which encompasses rock, punk, alternative, and metal genres, and the illustration of album art, poster design, and apparel. To understand how visual solutions are made for these images, the project first briefly identifies a basis for most ideation strategy, identifying the considerations required for the major markets of illustration in book, advertising, and editorial image-making as a basis for comparison. Once these considerations have been established, the project explores the history of music imagery, proposing existing examples of successful imagery and the image themes associated with counterculture genres. Using these images and case studies from both illustrator/musicians and illustrator/non-musicians, the project will propose a suggested set of considerations when ideating for music imagery and use the proposed process in the visual component. A conclusion will be made consisting of prediction, personal experience, and overall findings from this project."
*Keywords: ideation, critical thinking, process, image making, music, counterculture music, album art, poster art, apparel, typography
CHAIR: Berkheiser, Megan E.
PDF : 114 pages, illustrations (chiefly color)
Copyright is retained by the authors or artists of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.