We recently ran a comp aimed at getting an Artist engaged with Soundpond. Vol 1 (which you can read about here) was a chance to bring our brand new, custom built monitor stands to life. Soundpond’s lifeblood is music, and it pours from the speakers for 14 hours (every day) of live shows, they deserved to be mounted on pedestals crafted with passion. Big ups to Station Show host “Jason Lee” for building the stands, a custom design featuring ratchet attach points and a slot for gym weights. A cheap, economical way to make rock-steady stands. (Feel free to rip the design!)
11 artists submitted proposals, but out of them all, one man’s work hit and portfolio hit home hard as being a perfect fit for Soundpond. Muscularteeth.
Muscularteeth does a lots of styles of art, but he’s also an electronica producing musician who has had plays on various stations, not to mention having reach top position in a JJJ Unearthed comp for electronic music. muscularteeth.com shows much of his art and “in progress” blog posts, and he’s got range of tshirt and digital prints up at http://muscularteeth.
He digs not just the opportunity, but the entire “thing” Soundpond is all about, and the new music we push.
Muscularteeth has been awarded the following, stay tuned for “in progress” shots!
- $150 comission
- A feature here, before, and after works completed.
- A permanent place in our studio culture, a framed poster detailing the comp and the work.
A lot of really cool artists dropped us a line, here’s a few “honorable mentions” and other things you should check out. These are all concepts that we want to look into for future studio / online work! There’s many more opportunities with Soundpond coming soon, don’t you worry.
Louis dropped us a line keen to get involved, linking to their portfolio at http://louisbullock.com.au . One piece in particular we found absolutely incredibly creative, feast your eyes on this. It’s worth clicking for the full size version.
Hex1′s application was pretty simple, saying he digged music, lacks talent in the area, so paints stuff instead. His work is awesome, the amount of interlocking geometry from shading is technically brilliant. Scope the work at http://www.facebook.com/Hexoneartist
Simon dropped us a line promising to go nuts on the stands with black/white pens. Given this example we believe he’s got talent. We’re thinking this style in collab with others to cover an entire wall, or our entire roof? Hmm. Check his stuff at http://www.facebook.com/Pilks
Scott’s actually a show host on Soundpond, but also a long term artist. He proposed very interesting concept, two highly complex, individual yet cohesive art works. Two seperate “totems”, each one containing interchanging tiers of relevant iconography, by different artists. Unfortunately the link he sent us isn’t working any more, but it was pretty decent stuff.