5 Awesome Designs: Music Videos


As well as working away at my own design work, I often take time to check out interesting design work from a broad range of sectors, so I’m running a blog series focusing on some great design work I’ve come across. Each post aims to show off five of my favourite designs, focusing each time on a different medium, for example logos or posters. This time I’m focusing on music videos.

Now, first of all, I appreciate that everybody has different taste in music, and these are videos closer to my own musical preferences. The main aim of this post is inspiration, and the videos I’ve selected have all been chosen because they are visually interesting and stand out, so hopefully you will see the creative side of the videos even if you aren’t a fan of the music. Included in this selection is a mixture of film, motion graphics and combinations of the two. The aim isn’t to rank these as being the best music videos around, but to provide some inspiration you may not have seen before.

If you have any inspiring suggestions of your own, feel free to share them in the comments!


Natives – ghost

A vibrant, colourful, fast paced video, which perfectly sets the tone of the music. What’s more interesting however, is the use of double exposure, a technique often used in photography.


Airbourne – No One Fits Me [Better Than You]

An interesting lyric video, with lots of typography and even more motion. Did I mention a 3D bar?


Slipknot – Before I Forget

This video really focuses on the camera shots, going for an extremely up close yet indirect twist on a traditional style of music video. While any band could do this, it’s even more enhanced by the context, being that the band are usually masked and for a long time remained anonymous


Queens Of The Stone Age – Go With The Flow

This is a great motion graphic music video which is not only graphically stylised, but tells a story at the same time. I feel the use of such a selective colour palette works really well here.


Rise to remain – talking in whispers

This is great mix of text and video, creating a creative combination of traditional music video and a lyric video. The use of black and white footage here really sets the focus on to the lyrics.

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