Continuing the Desktop Wallpaper Project and spinning things back to its Radiohead Countdown Wallpaper roots we wanted to present a new wallpaper project to tie music and visual art together: Sights & Sounds. The idea is to get creative folks involved in work inspired by popular music artists. Each series will feature a guest artist who will curate the series, selecting visual artists who are up for the challenge of making a new wallpaper. They will be assigned with a past LP or EP within the music artist’s catalogue that expresses and expands upon their original message. We’ll start with the first album in the musicians catalog and work our way through week by week. Once we finish we move onto another musical artist, into infinity.
Tomorrow we’ll debut the first series which will center around the band Wilco. I’ve been a big fan of theirs for years now, so this was a no brainer. I decided to ask my friend Joe Van Wetering if he’d want the very exclusive role of curator for this first series and he gladly said yes. Who did he get to participate? Well, that’s a part of the mystery of these, you’re not gonna’ know until we release them. The first one drops tomorrow, some time in the morning, California time.
There are some seriously rad wallpapers coming your way… so are you excited now?