When Dolby Laboratories moved into new global headquarters in San Francisco, art was to be a big part of their space. They commissioned 20 artists to create 36 installations in various spaces, including Armchair's Stefán Kjartansson and Farbod Kokabi.
Stefán's installation uses his original typeface Cinderblock to cover the space with a Spinal Tap quote popular amongst sound engineers: You don't do heavy metal in dobly.
The typeface is designed to provide maximum coverage to the 16' x 60' wall, using a color spectrum to translate sound into visual texture.
Farbod's 9' x 40' mural uses primal colors and geometric shields as windows into five separate multi-track recordings with the hiss region (identified by red) taking on multiple geometric forms next to bass (green) and mid-range (white) frequencies.