Plato said that music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind and flight to the imagination. We couldn’t agree more. But aside from all the infectious hooks, bars, beats and melodies that mesmerise us into annoying hum-a-thons, road trip singalongs and drunken karaoke nights, music has made a strong visual impact on our pop culture. Be it Bowie’s Ziggy or Daft Punk’s robots, explore music art inspired by your favourite artists and find your favourite music poster.
Music is more than just melodies. Songs are vehicles that take us to new destinations. They’re motivating mantras that get us boogying onto dancefloors come Saturday and out of bed come Monday.
We connect sounds with places and people, moods and moments. We each construct a personal soundtrack to our lives that guides us through the ups, downs, and in-betweens. Some tunes put a spring in our step, others comfort us when we’ve got a case of the blues. Whatever role music takes in your life, let your walls sing with music posters that speak to the soul.
Spanning a full 12 inches, vinyl records offer ample space to present an album visually. Digging through dusty crates in basement record stores, a cover often makes an artistic impact before the music can even be heard.
Artwork can be as iconic as the tracks themselves, with cult sleeves proudly displayed as mini masterpieces on makeshift gallery walls. A band's visual identity can leave a lasting aesthetic legacy to rival their music—think Pink Floyd’s rainbow prism, The Velvet Underground’s Warhol banana, or Bowie’s Ziggy. Let your favourite albums leap out of your speakers and onto your walls with music art.
Genres often find themselves firmly rooted in geography. Scenes are spatial—they’re linked to contexts, styles, trends, and movements. Places become intertwined with the bands they produce, the groups they foster and raise to fame.
Just as jazz is deeply indebted to the back alleys of New Orleans and hip-hop to the block parties of the Bronx, a Manchester without The Smiths or a Liverpool without The Beatles would be unthinkable. Whether you’re Team Blur or Oasis, show your love for sound and rep your scene with music posters.