• Nature of Sound V.2

    Rob Lowe - Supermundane

    • When you’ve been in the creative industry for over 15 years like Rob Lowe has, you become a multi-hyphenate — artist-graphic designer-typographer-illustrator-writer, in his case. You also earn a single name alias — Supermundane. Most well-known for his love of lines and color, his drawings leave people mesmerized. “I like making the viewer interact with my artworks, so the pieces can often be appreciated purely as decorative but the more time you spend looking at them the more you will get out of them.”

    • Medium: Illustration
      Location: San Francisco
      Date: 2015

    • For Dolby, Lowe created “The Nature of Sound,” two original designs of his signature styles — geometric and colorful — that are meant to show the dynamic nature of sound without being representative. “I tried to visualize music in an abstract way creating a linear mural that has movement from left to right, in a similar way to sound waves,” he explains. The basic construction of each mural is the same; they each work with the interaction of lines to create movement and depth. But the more organic style, which is hand drawn, is an approach Lowe developed and refined over many years. The lines are simplified to create a much more geometric work, and color is introduced as a way of exaggerating depth. Both pieces will live and communicate to each other on the marketing floor.