Season 5, Episode 31: Design and Music with Grammy Award winner Lawrence Azerrad
We continue our journey through the forest of unique conversations from this years LA Design Festival. This week, we have a very cool presentation from LADdesign founder, graphic designer, creative director and Grammy Award winner, Lawrence Azerrad. Azerrad’s studio, LADdesign is focused on the crossroads of branding, culture, music and education. It makes perfects sense too as Azzard’s prior experience was as an art director with Warner Bros. Records working on the creative packaging for artists ranging from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Miles Davis.
Azerrad is the author of a book called Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde. It is a Prestel release due out in September 2018. He is also a producer and creative director of The Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Edition. He discusses all of it here in a conversation about design from a very unique point of view. Lawrence is introduced by Erika Abrams, member of the Advisory Board of the AIGA, Los Angeles chapter, as is Lawrence. A happy coincidence here is that we shared our space at the LA Design Festival with the AIGA LA as they were presenting some AMAZING subway art graphics that you can still see in the the background of our videos shot at the festival. Please go to our YouTube channel and check them out.
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As the in-house architect for Wolfgang Puck, he helped set the tone for the dining experience that led to a very successful, global brand. His objective is to create an environment that matches the food, the sensory experience that serves to enhance the dining experience. Restaurant design and architecture is Jones stated “true calling” and his work is evident of that.
Think about this for a moment… the elements that go into designing a space that must accommodate professional grade appliances, satisfy local, regional and state codes AND provide an environment that matches the expected dining experience. As complicated as that sounds, listen to Stephen explain how he does it. His laid-back style seems to pair beautifully with the notoriously intense style and expectations of the service industry. This is Stephen Francis Jones of SF Jones Architects. I hope you enjoy this episode of Convo By Design, if you do, please consider giving us a 5 star rating and review on Apple Podcasts, you know it better as iTunes and check out short videos from these conversation on our YouTube channel.
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