Last November Nowness asked Moby to curate a playlist which twined music with buildings. The resulting piece was accompanied by some beautiful illustrations by the London-based illustrator Adam Simpson and I feel he really did an excellent job of combining Moby’s musical selections with his architectural choices.
From Paris’s La Grande Arche De La Défense (music choice: “Tal Coat” by Brian Eno) to LA’s Griffith Observatory (“Clair de Lune” by Debussy), Simpson manages to not just render each building in his own unique style, but also imbues each building with a small hint of the selected track.
Over the years Adam has worked on commissions for clients such as GQ, The New Yorker and Wallpaper while also working on a number of self-imitated projects. More of his work can be seen at his website here while his full selection of illustrations for Nowness can be viewed here.