here's an example of a student's Explorer journal from last year:
using music as creative inspiration
// final submission:
moodboard + presentation to the group
We can find inspiration everywhere.
Where do you get your creative inspiration from?
Today in class we shall be using music as inspiration for our creativity. This task aims for you to learn and appreciate how other senses (sound) can be a strong influence in our design process.
You are required to create a new beverage product inspired by the music played in class.
You will be in groups of 3-4 people and have one hour to present your final concept to class.
In groups you will need to address the following:
- Choose a product
- Come up with a name
- Create a persona of your products audience (the people who would buy it). Who are they? What would they look like?
- What personality traits do they poses?
- Create a moodboard of the package - a visual snapshot of what it looks like. Colours, images, textures, typefaces etc
- Present to the class and sell us your idea!
When listening to the music consider these things...
- What kind of emotions do you feel. Are you happy, excited, sad, nervous etc..?
- What colour would it be?
- What kind of typeface would it be?
- What kind of physical action would it be? Chaotic, weak, powerful etc
These things will help you create an “image” of the song. It is this image that you will use to response to when creating your beverage product.
|Like a Virgin (Madonna)
||Pure, adventurous, white with a cheeky
bright red streak
|Paradise City (Gun’s and Roses)
||Strong, edgy, rough and dirty
Fur Elise - (Beethoven)
Delicate, timid, yellows and whites
here are the songs you will be working with:
God: My Pal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vPSdG1jU2g
Nick Cave & The bad Seeds: Red Right Hand - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxkUK3SQlWI
Agnes Obel: Riverside - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjncyiuwwXQ
Beasty Boys: Sabotage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rRZdiu1UE
The 5 6 7 8s: Woo Hoo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DJv0rx5g-c
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood: Some Velvet Morning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2PbG6KQKsE