TOP OF THE POPS 12x2014 November

screen print graphic design illustration norwich UK top of the pops vinyl records

I like records. I like vinyl. I like music. I can't think of a better thing to spend my money on than a new record. As a kid the charts were really important. They were more important than anything else. We all listened to them on the Radio – often ready to press record on the Hi-Fi's tape machine.

​The charts seemed important because they documented our popular taste at a certain time, and over the years the charts show how that changes. I like the idea of making things that actively, almost instantly date – representing a specific time. When I was born Slade – ‘Skweeze Me Pleeze Me’ was number 1 in the singles charts and Original Soundtrack – ‘That’ll Be the Day’ was number 1 in the album charts.

The way we buy and consume music has changed. I am not sure if anyone checks the charts these days. So I thought I’d capture the UK November album charts as a screen print – for posterity. Also you could rest it on a shelf and it appears like you have an eclectic vinyl collection.

This is the eleventh installment of my 12x2014 series. I have no agenda – just to take an idea and apply it to a screen print. Do one every month in 2014 and initially print 12 of each design, using GFSmith Colourplan paper.

You could rest it on a shelf and it appears like you have an eclectic vinyl collection.

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Scott Poulson