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Music-Inspired Art: The Hype Machine Zeitgeist

What American girls have to do with beach houses and Scandinavian boys.

Indie music and the visual arts have always had a rich and beautiful intersection — from the best album art out there to the Indie Rock Coloring Book.

This week, the good folks at The Hype Machine are unveiling their annual Music Blog Zeitgeist, where they get 50 talented visual artists to create original pieces depicting the 50 best artists/albums of 2009, based on their blogosphere popularity.

Each day this week, they released 10 pieces of artwork, starting from #50 and ending with today’s #1 — unsurprisingly, Phoenix.

Girls artwork by Zoya Feldman
TV On The Radio artwork by Andrea Foht
Sufjan Stevens artwork by Patrick Moberg

The artists include a ton of our favorites, and some of the albums we were most impressed with this year.

Daft Punk artwork by Lawrence Kwok
The Flaming Lips artwork by Justin Paszul
Wilco artwork by Sergio Serrano
Miike Snow artwork by Blake Suarez and Steph Davlantes
Vampire Weekend artwork by Stephen Olson
Royksopp artwork by Mark Silipo
The Xx artwork by Meredith Gran

Explore all the artwork for more a wonderfully diverse slew of aesthetic styles and creative visions, inspired by the greatest indie talent of our day.


Published January 8, 2010

https://www.brainpickings.org/2010/01/08/hype-machine-zeitgeist/

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