Design is fine. History is mine.

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Non-Format, Poster design for David Bowie 1976-84, 2010. 

The project was inspired by a text written by Brian Eno, Axis Thinking. He argues that by looking at something on a spectrum of two extremes —an axis— one can find undiscovered areas within an already familiar creative endeavor. Non-Format chose to retrospectively examine the musical output of David Bowie. Using their own subject opinion, they categorized each album against extremes, i.e. Scary Monsters was more Bridge than Tunnel and more Scissors than Rock … To illustrate this categorization,they designed a simple series of mixers and sliders, echoing the equipment that Eno might have used in the recording studio to “describe each Bowie album within Non-Format’s own framework of extremes.” More: Cooper Hewitt

Non-Format, Poster design for David Bowie 1976-84, 2010. 

The project was inspired by a text written by Brian Eno, Axis Thinking. He argues that by looking at something on a spectrum of two extremes —an axis— one can find undiscovered areas within an already familiar creative endeavor. Non-Format chose to retrospectively examine the musical output of David Bowie. Using their own subject opinion, they categorized each album against extremes, i.e. Scary Monsters was more Bridge than Tunnel and more Scissors than Rock … To illustrate this categorization,they designed a simple series of mixers and sliders, echoing the equipment that Eno might have used in the recording studio to “describe each Bowie album within Non-Format’s own framework of extremes.” More: Cooper Hewitt

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