WNW MIXTAPE: EVERYTHING WILL HAPPEN
This edition of WNW Mixtape is curated by WNW Member #3189 Nitzan Hermon, a New York-based designer who has some really exciting projects rooted in music, like this. And this. He's also a former DJ. We asked Nitzan about the mixtape he curated for us: "This is all music I feel passionately about, and continuously play." His mixtape features EDM, Hip-Hop, and Folk, all under the radar, over our heads, and so in the zone. Take the first song "Adventures in Success": it's performed by Will Powers, better known as celebrity photographer and selfie-stick inventor Lynn Goldsmith employing a pitch-shifter. As Nitzan puts it, "Everything Will Happen."
You can open the mixtape in Spotify here.
Tell us a little bit about your background. Who is Nitzan Hermon and how did he get here?
Originally from Israel, I have lived in London most of my 20s before moving to New York. Traditionally I have worked in–house for media and technology companies, but started my own practice almost 2 years ago. Since then I have the good fortune of being part of New INC, the New Museum incubator -- where I focus on self-initiated work and client projects.
We’re big fans of your musically-inspired design projects, from the art exhibition Albers in Command to the Edits by Edit musical genre posters. What are a few of your all-time favorite album covers?
Thank you very much. That’s a tough list to put together, as it often changes. Here are some records I had out when answering this.
What % of the time do you listen to music while you work?
95%, I am useless without it.
How would you describe your design style?
Informed and thorough -- definitely research driven.
What are you working on these days?
I'm writing about designing for AI, and working with a start up in Bushwick on their product, UX and brand.
Advice for fellow creatives?
Work hard, read a lot and never stop researching.