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Unique, one-off artwork visualising waveforms generated by music. Choose any song, by any artist, in the colour scheme of your choice.
Unique, one-off artwork visualising waveforms generated by music. Choose any song, by any artist, in the colour scheme of your choice.
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The Rolling Stones: Paint It Black (SOLID)
The Rolling Stones: Paint It Black (SOLID)

Waveform turns your favourite songs into unique, beautiful, customisable artwork. Choose any song, by any musician — ever.


 

  • One-off, fully archival giclée artworks with pigment inks
  • Acid-free, museum quality cotton paper
  • Customise the colour of every print
  • Choose any song ever recorded (including your own band)

I'm Alex, a designer and artist from Sheffield, I'd like your help to create a series of unique bespoke artworks, which visualise soundwaves generated by music. Each track is output by hand, printed onto museum quality cotton paper using pigment inks, then signed and numbered. Each bar is individually drawn: no automated tracing is used. 

Please note: the prints shown here are chosen for demonstration purposes. Backers can choose these, or ANY song ever recorded — in any colour.

The Tuss: Rushup I Bank 12 (SOLID)
The Tuss: Rushup I Bank 12 (SOLID)
Gary Numan: Cars (OUTLINE)
Gary Numan: Cars (OUTLINE)
New Order: Ceremony (SOLID)
New Order: Ceremony (SOLID)

One-off, bespoke giclée prints of your favourite song.

Choose any song, by any musician — ever, and print using pigment inks to create one-of-a-kind artwork.

Each artwork is signed, printed in the colour of your choice, and totally unique to you.

Want something super-personal? Know someone who in a band? You can even choose to visualise their music, creating the perfect gift.

Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here (OUTLINE)
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here (OUTLINE)
B12: Hall of Mirrors (SOLID)
B12: Hall of Mirrors (SOLID)

Choose from two sizes

Each print is produced in two formats:

  •  A2 — 420 x 594mm / 16.5" x 23.4"
  •  A1 — 594 x 841mm / 23.4 x 33.1"

These are international standard formats widely available in the UK, Europe, and USA.

Large A1 (left, black) and Medium A2 (right, orange)
Large A1 (left, black) and Medium A2 (right, orange)

Choose any track in OUTLINE or SOLID finish, with almost limitless colour variations.

Customise your artwork with the colour of your choice*. 

Backers can choose the ultra-minimal OUTLINE variation, or block-like finish of SOLID. Either the background or Waveform itself can be coloured from over 1,800 different colours.

* The print process replicates 98% of Pantone colours, with the exception of metallics and fluorescents. At the end of the campaign I ask backers to name their track, select the size and style, and choose a Pantone colour.

OUTLINE

OUTLINE — the Waveform and text are printed in colour onto a white background, giving a minimal feel
OUTLINE — the Waveform and text are printed in colour onto a white background, giving a minimal feel
Venetian Snares: Gentleman (OUTLINE)
Venetian Snares: Gentleman (OUTLINE)
Pearl Jam: Better Man (OUTLINE)
Pearl Jam: Better Man (OUTLINE)

SOLID

 

SOLID — the Waveform is reversed out in white, surrounded by an imposing block of colour
SOLID — the Waveform is reversed out in white, surrounded by an imposing block of colour
Joy Division: She's Lost Control (SOLID)
Joy Division: She's Lost Control (SOLID)
The Beatles: Come Together (SOLID)
The Beatles: Come Together (SOLID)

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Production 

GICLÉE PRINTING

Each artwork is a created with a printing process utilising 10 pigment inks, with light-fast archival qualities. This ensures incredibly fine detail, improved colour gamut, and prints with a life expectancy of 100 years on display.

SMOOTH COTTON PAPER by INNOVA

Smooth, acid-free, museum quality 300gsm paper with a high-white finish and luxurious surface, which ensures colours are incredibly vibrant when printed. This is one of the most popular archival fine art papers. 

SHIPPING

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Artwork is sent in a 4" diameter tube, which avoids tight wrapping in transit. Tracking details are provided for all orders.

This isn't the first time I've made a project like this: I've been making soundwave art and T-shirts for years, with thousands of items and limited edition prints shipped worldwide.

Daft Punk: Aerodynamic (OUTLINE)
Daft Punk: Aerodynamic (OUTLINE)
Nightmares On Wax: I'm For Real (SOLID)
Nightmares On Wax: I'm For Real (SOLID)

About Alex

Alex Szabo-Haslam
www.szabohaslam.co.uk

Instagram @SzaboHaslam

Alex is an experienced designer, lecturer, and crowdfunder with a love of printed material and obsessive detail. His previous Kickstarter campaigns include Waveform, Citee, Get a Grip, Great Minds, The Golden Record, and Sequence.

Risks and challenges

I have 10 years' experience working with print, and great care is taken to make sure each artwork is of the highest quality. This is my tenth Kickstarter campaign and, other than the time taken to produce each Waveform, I do not expect any major issues.

I do not supply frames. A1 and A2 are standard sizes, stocked by most independent picture framers and widely available online.

I provide tracking details details on all orders.

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    Pledge £45 or more About US$ 58

    1x MEDIUM A2 print of your choice

    ONE UNIQUE WAVEFORM PRINT (A2)

    ➔ Unique, one-of-a-kind artwork
    ➔ Choose any song ever recorded
    ➔ Fully archival print with pigment inks
    ➔ Acid-free cotton paper
    ➔ A2 size (420x594mm / 16.5 x 23.4")

    When the campaign ends, I send backers a survey requesting track and colour details. Backers will be given opportunity to view a demo of their Waveform in the colour of their choice, and will be able to change their mind before going to print — no backer will have unwanted artwork forced upon them.

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    1x LARGE A1 print of your choice

    ONE UNIQUE WAVEFORM PRINT (A1)

    ➔ Unique, one-of-a-kind artwork
    ➔ Choose any song ever recorded
    ➔ Fully archival print with pigment inks
    ➔ Acid-free cotton paper
    ➔ A1 size (594x841mm / 23.4 x 33.1"

    When the campaign ends, I send backers a survey requesting track and colour details. Backers will be given opportunity to view a demo of their Waveform in the colour of their choice, and will be able to change their mind before going to print — no backer will have unwanted artwork forced upon them.

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