No photoshop or illustrator used here, this poster was made entirely with processing[processing.org] This poster was generated by computer analysis of the sound waves [FFT] from Pearl Jam’s song Brain of J. The properties of the sound control the color, size and direction of each line in the picture.
I created this for a poster contest at 76design where everyone had 2 weeks to design a poster based on this song. I am very excited to see all of the entries tomorrow. What is the prize you ask? Bragging rights! The developers want to take down the designers at their own game… wish us luck. Also, the best posters will be printed.
This was the last of many poster iterations. I posted my first attempt to flickr as merely a milestone. However; I am much happier with this image as the concept has more to do with the lyrical context of the song.
I wish I had the time, but while rushing tweaks for the contest deadline I was unable to run the algorithm on a different song to compare and contrast. But I will once I find the free time.
I will link to some of the other posters entered in the contest tomorrow once they are officially released. Also, if you were paying attention to my last post on processing you noticed that I mentioned a suprise… well… I can’t post that until I suprise the contest participants tomorrow. patience.