Music October 2016
Oblique Projection: A new Logo and a new outlook; towards the future.
After a less than satisfactory experience with the original logotype that introduced Oblique Projection a new logo was commissioned from Synthetic Reality (designers).
The original logotype linked the name with the concept did not seem to have that iconic character that could be distinguished from the background noise. When the “Cycles” (OPus 2.0) album ( https://obliqueprojection.bandcamp.com/)was released earlier this year the logotype was suspended.
The designers believed that reducing the band name to an acronym logo would make it easier to identify and explain a little more about the band and its music. Other bands are almost better known by their acronyms OMD, PIL, ELO, etc. Oblique Projection reduces to OP which can be seen in the catalog numbers for each album (MEC OPus 1.0, Cycles OPus 2.0), also a play on the word opus. “OP” could be seen as short for Optic related topics.
So “the eyes have it”. Synthetic Reality launched the new Oblique Projection logo on OP’s facebook page, ( https://www.facebook.com/ObliqueProjection/) with a roll out on other social and web sites in the coming weeks. The eye logo unites the OP acronym to the idea of image and representation, a new view of the world and the music.
As part of the roll out is an investigation into merchandise and apparel (T-shirts) which were test launched on the Facebook page above; Cycles T-Shirt & City Lights T-Shirt. Black and White versions are also shown on their facebook page.
For a sample of Oblique Projection‘s output, check out their soundcloud page,including a new tester track “There”: