Lisa Lok Creates A Graphic Alphabet Inspired by Her Favorite Bands

Graphic designer Lisa Lok used her favorite bands to design 24 minimal, and very funny, flash cards.

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For her project 24 Bands, graphic designer Lisa Lok looked to her music library for inspiration. She’d challenged herself to use the number 24 as the basis for a project, and the result was a list of 24 bands that have been important to her over the years. Lok created minimal visual representations of each one, sometimes with very punny results.

With music selections that range from current (Frank Ocean) to classic (Queen, The Beatles) to 1990s/2000s nostalgia (Death Cab for Cutie, My Chemical Romance), Lok’s 24 Bands is a visual diary of one designer’s evolving musical taste. It’s also a kind of snapshot of shared cultural history for those who were kids at the start of the new millennium.

Brooklyn-based Lok’s love of music is evident in much of her graphic design work, which includes spreads for publications like Rolling Stone as well as music festival branding.

Find more of Lisa Lok’s graphic design work at her portfolio, built using Format.

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LLOK_24_Bands_arcadefire
LLOK_24_Bands_queen
LLOK_24_Bands_radiohead
LLOK_24_Bands_beatles
LLOK_24_Bands_kiss
LLOK_24_Bands_doors
LLOK_24_Bands_drums
LLOK_24_Bands_clickfive
LLOK_24_Bands_redhot
LLOK_24_Bands_spicegirls
LLOK_24_Bands_arttm
LLOK_24_Bands_brokenbell
LLOK_24_Bands_bulletformyvalentine
LLOK_24_Bands_coldplay
LLOK24_Bands_plainwhitet
LLOK_24_Bands_postalservice
LLOK_24_Bands_deathcab
LLOK_24_Bands_deerhunter
LLOK_24_Bands_mychemicalromance
LLOK_24_Bands_onedirection
LLOK_24_Bands_thirdeyeblind
LLOK_24_Bands_yellocard

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