‘A Lyric a Day’ by Luke Beard

A Lyric a Day by Luke Beard

A Lyric a Day by Luke Beard

A Lyric a Day by Luke Beard

A Lyric a Day by Luke Beard

My good pal Luke Beard over in England started an interesting initiative at the beginning of 2010. ‘A Lyric a Day’ has Luke making an image showcasing a line from a song of his choice, and he’s been sticking to his guns creating interesting and textured designs every day since the launch.

Not only am I enjoying Luke’s textured creations (which I’ve been checking out for a couple of years now) but it’s interesting to see his work evolve as a result of this project. And it doesn’t hurt that he digs some of the same music I listen to :) I’m a big supporter of self-initiated projects as it’s an excuse to make things . . . which we should all do.

Luke’s main site is under construction, but check out his Flickr stream, the ‘A Lyric a Day’ Tumblr site and give him a follow on Twitter.

9 Comments

  1. These are really great. Love the koncept!

  2. Cool pieces. Love the colors in the first example. Looks like they’re influenced by Mark Weaver’s MSCED.

  3. Awesome work, and a great concept. For me, the hardest part about self-initiated projects is giving yourself a direction and something to focus on. This seems like a good method of solving that problem, and I love the high volume of output too.

  4. I think of poster ideas all the time that are based on song lyrics. There’s something about the beat, or the message that just really screams “You need to draw this!” But I never get around to it, haha. Maybe I could set a goal of doing one a month instead of one a day, haha. Definitely inspirational to see these kinds of projects though.

  5. I really love Luke’s style here, its amazing. I want to take that approach for one of my next pieces.

    I really love this idea. I’m doing something similar to Luke’s after reading the Smashing Magazine post of ‘design something everyday’ w/ cd covers http://newdough.tumblr.com/ if interested

  6. Luke’s got some cool work I dig it. And I also enjoy using song lyrics as inspiration. My last few show posters for my band were done this way.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeff_finley/sets/72157623411019245/

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