So what exactly are these?
Soundscapes are graphic representations of music scores. Each different color represents a different note and the length of the shape is the length of the note. The top line is the treble clef and the bottom line is the base clef and so each piece essentially reads just like a piano score.
Are there any alternative color palettes?
Not currently. When I created the color palette, I assigned a color to every note in the staff. By eliminating colors to try and make it a more specific palette (for example, blues and greens), it would just be eliminating "notes" from the artwork and then it wouldn't function properly as a legible song anymore. I can transpose the song into a different key to try and achieve more notes of a specific color, but each song will still portray the number of colors that coincides with the number of notes in the song.
Does each Soundscape represent the entire song?
Sometimes. It depends on the length of the song. Most of the songs have been abridged to accommodate the square format which I have intentionally created to mimic the size and shape of a vinyl record. Each piece typically contains a verse or two, a bridge, and a chorus that captures my interpretation of the essence of the song.
How long does it take to produce?
Most songs takes somewhere between 5 to 10 hours for me to create because I manually transpose the song note by note. It’s just as tedious as it sounds. I work on custom requests in the order that I receive them, and there may be up to 5 orders in line ahead of your personal order. So the total time from creation to printing and shipping is usually about 4-6 weeks.
Can I expedite the process for a rush fee?
My general lead time is 4-6 weeks, however, in some cases I can expedite an order (within reason) with a rush fee of $50. This depends on a lot of factors, for instance when you need it, where we are shipping, how difficult the song itself is, and more. If you're interested in expediting with a rush fee, please email me at email@example.com and we'll discuss details.
Do you ship internationally?
Not typically. However, I am happy to create a custom Soundscape and email a digital copy with printing instructions so that you can get it printed yourself.
Can you do any song?
Short answer — yes. However, it is much easier for me to do songs that have some sort of sheet music transcription online. I have done songs without sheet music before, but those require that I pick out the song by ear on the piano which takes much longer and is much harder. Because of the extra time involved, these orders require a $50 additional fee.
Do these come framed?
No they do not.
What are the framing specs in your photos?
The prints in the photos are 12x12”. The mat is overlaid .75” around the edge of the paper and is 2.75” wide. The frame is 14x14.”
What sizes are available?
8x8" and 12x12" are the sizes that I carry in my inventory. My most popular size is 12x12" because it's the same size as a vinyl album cover. However, I can print special orders at larger size. A size that looks really nice is 16x16" but I have also printed as large as 24x24" before. Below are some pricing options for larger sizes:
What kind of paper are they printed on?
130# Cover // Bright White Uncoated Stock (acid free)
Where can I purchase brick and mortar?
Stores that currently carry my work include:
Essential Goods — Lawrence, KS
Handmade Market — Fayetteville, AR
The Milk Carton — Fayetteville, AR
Where can I place a wholesale order?
Feel free to send me a message via my contact page or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and location of your store along with songs, sizes, and quantities you might be interested in purchasing.
What do I do if my shipment is damaged?
Please take a photo of the damaged print(s) and send to email@example.com and I will happily send another one free of charge.