Alex Due

Archive for October, 2010

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Cobrastyle by Teddybears on YouTube.

Some days ago I felt like redecorating my room. There was a large poster on one of the walls which I wanted to replace by another one. I started looking for poster of bands and musicians I like. But either I found nothing at all or the posters were much to small (I wanted it to be A0, which is approx. 120 cm × 84 cm). So I thought, why not designing my own poster and printing it out. A few months ago I found a software called “Rasterbator” which divides a large poster into single pages which you can then print out with your own ink or laser printer. There are a lot of impressive pictures from posters people did that way on the Internet. Just look for “Rasterbator” at your preferred search engine.

Anyway, I thought I could design a poster myself, print it out and put it on the wall. If I made it as a vector graphic I could scale it to any size and print it as large as I wanted. So all I needed was some design which represented music, because that’s what I wanted to be on the wall. I started to play with a note, but didn’t come far. So I looked for a vector graphic of a treble clef which I could use. I found one, did some arrangements, two versions (one white, one black), and you can see what the result looks like.

Now that the poster is ready, I release it into the public. If you like it just print it out yourself. If you want to use it as a basis for your own poster design, feel free to do so. Creative Commons makes it easy.


Here are some files you might want to download. I made both posters in A0 (1188 mm × 840 mm) and A1 (840 mm × 594 mm). You can choose between the normal and the rasterized version.

And here are the source files:

License information

The poster “Treble clef” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 License. This regards the PDF-files and the Scalable Vector Graphics source SVG-files. It uses parts of the image “Bass and Treble clef.svg” by “Lthown” which was published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

In January 2009 Nine Inch Nails released 405 GB of HD footage from their 2008 “Lights In The Sky” tour. During a period of twelve months dozens of fans collaborated to produce a professional-quality HD 5.1 concert film. They call themselves “This One Is On Us” and the concert film they named “Another Version Of The Truth: The Gift” is available as a free download from the website in various formats (Blu-ray, DL-DVD, 1080p MOV, for PSP+iPod, etc.).

I shouldn’t forget to mention that there is an audio only version as 320 kbit/s MP3 and FLAC. Download links can be found on this page under “Mastered Audio MP3/FLAC”. It makes a great 32 track life album.

And if you like just browse the website. There is lots of stuff on it besides the film, like rehearsal footage and a concert filmed entirely by fans.

You can watch the whole film on YouTube here or only an excerpt below.

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Discipline by Nine Inch Nails on YouTube from fan collaborated concert film production “Another Version Of The Truth: The Gift“.

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Gekommen Um Zu Bleiben by German band Wir Sind Helden on YouTube.

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Ghostwriter by RJD2 on YouTube.

Tonight I’m going to attend a concert of RJD2 in Uppsala, Sweden. I don’t know much of his work but what I know is really cool stuff and I love sampling. I’m so excited!

It’s obvious that Rihanna covered “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell with “SOS”. But did you know that Crazy Town’s Butterfly” samples “Pretty Little Ditty” by Red Hot Chili Peppers? Or that Lady Gaga’s “Pokerface” used music from Boney M.?

There’s a whole database about sample-based music called WhoSampled. Try browsing it. It’s astonishing.