waveform visualizes your favorite song into a colored print of abstract shapes
 

waveform visualizes your favorite song into a colored print of abstract shapes

conceived by UK-based artist and designer alex szabo-haslam, ‘waveform’ is a series of print-based data visualisations of music. the project, which results in a vibrant, abstract poster, gives people the chance to see their favorite song in an unusual way. providing the ideal gift for music-lovers, the prints are tailor-made to any song, by any musician and are available in a choice of over 1800 different colors.

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom

the jesus and mary chain + DMX krew

all images courtesy of alex szabo-haslam

 

 

to make ‘waveform’, alex szabo-haslam begins with the soundwave generated by a song or piece of music and then painstakingly redraws it to create a series of bars. the lines are then orbited around a central circle, forming an elegant, abstract shape. by using acid-free, museum-quality cotton paper printed with pigment inks – which faithfully reproduces 98% of pantone colours – every artwork is also fully archival. the project results a unique wall display and as every piece of music is different, no two waveforms look the same – making each artwork unique.

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom
the beatles – ‘come together’

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom
the rolling stones – ‘paint it black’

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom
joy division – ‘she’s lost control’

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom
pink floyd – ‘wish you were here’

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom
nightmares on wax – ‘i’m for real’

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom

daft punk – ‘aerodynamic’

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom

new order – ‘ceremony’

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom
gary numan – ‘cars’

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom
depeche mode – ‘just can’t get enough’

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom
altern 8 – ‘evapor 8’

waveform visualizes your favourite song into a colored print of abstract shapes designboom
foo fighters – ‘everlong’

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘waveform’

design: alex szabo-haslam

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

  • I wonder what a more experimental piece would look like. Or just music of a different form or genre. A symphony, raag, aria, or piece of improvisational jazz.

    Christopher Arabadjis
  • My first thought was, “So what?!” …but, I simply like the art. I’d hang one like as poster art.

    Jimmy

    Jimmy Xi

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