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magazine spread with original illustration
Guitar Heroics

Todd Machover wrote a very interesting article that explored the relationship between technology and musical composition. He envisioned a future where the subtleties of musical performance can be generated by a mechanical process. At one point in the article, he examined the popular Guitar Hero game series and noted how, in one way, it heralds a revolution in musical creation. I used this examination for the illustration on the left of the spread. Elements from the left are brought over into my layout on the right to develop the unity of the piece.