Title

REVINYL:The Revival of Vinyl LPs in America

Lead Author Major

Graphic Design

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Marie Lee

Faculty Mentor Department

Graphic Design

Abstract/Artist Statement

During the summer of 2011, I spent a portion of my time experimenting with printmaking and monotypes using old vinyl LPs. At first, it was just a fun experiment of playing with geometric shapes and colors within a composition and as time went by, I slowly started to incorporate stencils into my work. These stencils soon became my translations of song lyrics that I was listening to as I was created each piece. What started out as a simple summer art project with no particular relevance, turned into something that carried much more meaning for me as an artist.Within the last several years, younger generations of Americans have been taking an interest in collecting both new and old vinyl LPs. For me, I started to collect albums because each one was a tangible piece of art and music that brought me a sense of community among other collectors. In the Fall 2011 semester, I spent time researching experience design and the music industry for a project called “Do-Good Design.” It was here where I learned that music fans have grown tired of current packaging of their music. Newer forms of music such as MP3’s lack an experience and collectors value. People will spend seconds downloading a song, when years ago they would spend hours reading the liner notes from an LP sleeve while appreciating the album artwork.After learning about this lack of experience, it felt like the perfect opportunity to revisit this project. In conclusion, I have created a series of six monotype prints that represent different songs that have been important in my life and to my overall growth.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

18-4-2012 6:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2012 8:00 PM

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REVINYL:The Revival of Vinyl LPs in America

Reynolds Gallery

During the summer of 2011, I spent a portion of my time experimenting with printmaking and monotypes using old vinyl LPs. At first, it was just a fun experiment of playing with geometric shapes and colors within a composition and as time went by, I slowly started to incorporate stencils into my work. These stencils soon became my translations of song lyrics that I was listening to as I was created each piece. What started out as a simple summer art project with no particular relevance, turned into something that carried much more meaning for me as an artist.Within the last several years, younger generations of Americans have been taking an interest in collecting both new and old vinyl LPs. For me, I started to collect albums because each one was a tangible piece of art and music that brought me a sense of community among other collectors. In the Fall 2011 semester, I spent time researching experience design and the music industry for a project called “Do-Good Design.” It was here where I learned that music fans have grown tired of current packaging of their music. Newer forms of music such as MP3’s lack an experience and collectors value. People will spend seconds downloading a song, when years ago they would spend hours reading the liner notes from an LP sleeve while appreciating the album artwork.After learning about this lack of experience, it felt like the perfect opportunity to revisit this project. In conclusion, I have created a series of six monotype prints that represent different songs that have been important in my life and to my overall growth.