From Book to Vinyl: LPs Inspired by Books
One part book review. One part music curation. One part packaging design.
I love books, music, and design, so I came up with a way to combine them all: book mixtape LPs. I read a book, create a mixtape inspired by the book, and then design a cover for the mixtape in the style of a vinyl record. I don’t aim to create a better design than the book cover. I’m using the book as an inspiration for a musical playlist, which I use as inspiration for packaging for a vinyl record. That might sound convoluted, but oh well. I enjoy making mixtapes inspired by things, and I enjoy making album art for my mixtapes, so that’s how we got here.
This week’s book: The Future for Curious People by Gregory Sherl
Review of The Future for Curious People
I read this because it was recommended to me after I read Eleanor and Park. Overall, it was a fun read. My favorite parts were the envisionings. I sort of hated Godfrey and I think Evelyn was the only character I liked but I didn’t like some of her habits. I enjoyed the alternate universe setting, the building and destruction of romances, and the ultimate discovery that you can’t control your future but you can make the best of whatever you end up with.
Playlist for The Future for Curious People
This book had both a nostaglic and futuristic feel to it so I started with some 80s electronic songs and went from there. I tried to capture the various emotions in the book through the songs I chose—everything from romance to desperation to humiliation…but mostly desperation because the main point of the book is that these people are so desperate for love that they pay somebody to look at a future with another person to see if it will work out.
“The Future for Curious People” playlist on Spotify
“The Future for Curious People” playlist on YouTube
Album Art for The Future for Curious People
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Name the last book you read and a song that would go with it. 🙂 Go!
Do you read romance? Can you recommend one?