Diploma project, ECAL 2013


by Hugues Coudurier

Teacher(s): Ludovic Balland, Gilles Gavillet


My project is called Stereo. It’s a publishing that regroups all kinds of musical samples used by hip-hop artists, from styles such as : blues, r’n’b, soul, funk, rock, old school hip-hop. Stereo proposes a reading experience that highlights the sampled artists in hip-hop, while the not so often sampled artists are also presented on a graduated list. To keep this idea of « sampling », the images, often used for iconic and information purposes, illustrate the lists of samples and are composed with the artists’s vinyl covers, cut and rearranged to create new images. The publishing also includes a part explaining the meaning of sampling, its rules and misuse (court cases, plagiarism, etc).