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G.F Smith puts colour into music

Join in launch as specialist papers become soundscape for vinyl album


Get some colour in your life with G.F Smith as the creative paper supplier to many greeting card publishers has a special event a week today to launch the album which embodies its 55-strong selection of shades.

The Colorplan Vinyl party is also celebrating the company’s collaboration with sound design studio Father for the music inspired by the magic of colour, where all the shades have been translated into a sound.

Join in launch as specialist papers become soundscape for vinyl album
Join in launch as specialist papers become soundscape for vinyl album

And the resulting soundscape is now available on Portal, a 12” vinyl album for which the students from Manchester School Of Art have just completed the record sleeve, channelling their own thoughts and feelings about colour and sound into a design that reflects on and responds to the composition to create the art of the sound of colour.

The Colorplan Vinyl event will take place at Soup Kitchen in Manchester on Thursday, 18 April, 6pm-11.30pm, where there will also be a documentary film screening about the project with covering the project from its launch to the final design production at Pressision in Leeds, and Father will talk about the creation of the soundscape representing the 55 colours.

“Manchester School of Art was selected as the ideal collaborator for the project both because of the emphasis its graphic design course places on experimentation, imagination and independent thinking and because of the city’s own rich historical relationship with the UK music scene,” said Emma Oliver, G.F Smith’s director of UK accounts.

The 10 winning sleeve designs from over 200 submitted by students, each printed on a G.F Smith Colorplan sleeve, will be showcased at the exclusive Colorplan Vinyl launch event ahead of Record Store Day on 20 April.

To reserve a ticket for the journey through colour and sound, which is wheelchair-accessible and will include a BSL interpretation, please click here.

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