Thanks for dropping by. This platform is a collection of my creative output plus things I care enough about to share or discuss.

There’s art, design, music, articles, mixes, interviews, videos and the odd heart felt rant.

So what’s it all about?

As a designer, i’m interested in interface and functional design, the machines we build and in particular the kind of controls we’ve developed, how they have evolved and abstracted, been styled and digitised.

My art, in sound, graphics and installation is based on subtraction, how much can we take away before we lose the message. How we can communicate complex emotions and ideas with a minimal amount of content and how different audiences interpret it.

The mixes, some time ago, in a dust bowl far far away I played records and some people danced. While that doesn’t happen much anymore, I do still have a thing for the mixtape… when done right it’s a spine tingling trip.

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!“
Audrey Hepburn [PM]

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again.
Fail again. Fail better.“
Samuel Beckett [UX/AGILE]

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.“
George Bernard Shaw [AI]

“The production of too many useful things
results in too many useless people.“
Karl Marx [AI]

“A child of five would understand this,
send someone to fetch a child of five“
Groucho Marx [CD]

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All content, unless stated otherwise © Rob Swain 2019
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