NAME THAT SONG
Posted by Mel, 23.06.12
To celebrate independent Australian publisher SIDE B BOOKS’ debut publication NAME THAT SONG!, MART GALLERY @ Gallery 2010 is presenting a special exhibition based on images within the book.
The stimulating, colourful and quirky illustrated pop culture book contains 99 pictograms that represent the universally recognized songs - from Tiny Dancer to Careless Whisper to Ice Ice Baby and Empire State Of Mind.
The viewer’s goal is to piece together the song titles through visual recognition and word play. Some of the pictograms are literal; others are truly puzzling. 99 points are up for grabs - half a point is earned for correctly naming the song title, and half a point for correctly naming the original artist.
The book’s creator Michael Wilton lives and breathes and music. He says, “I’d eat it if I could.” He is a music journalist, his work being published in LA WEEKLY, Cream, musicOMH and Out In London. He is also a prolific television producer, helming productions by MTV, VH1, and the Bio Channel in Sydney and London.
The book’s illustrator Little Gonzales is one of Australia’s most exciting artists. He draws “only because the voices in his head tell him to”. He's designed album covers and his distinctive work has been commissioned by companies as diverse as Warner Music, Microsoft, and Graniph; he staged his own solo exhibition ‘POP’ at MART Gallery in 2011; and he was a finalist in the prestigious British Council’s Realise Your Dream Awards and Footlocker Art Prize.
The exhibition runs from Thursday, August 30 to Saturday September 1, 2012 and NAME THAT SONG! is officially released on September 3.