Ian and I have been in contact since 2012 when his band States Away wanted to premiere their album on my music blog. Since then, I've been lucky to have Ian as a sounding board for my design ideas. He's often sent samples my way as well. Ian is one of those guys you hope to meet in this industry. Over the past 4 years, I have never heard a poor word said about him professionally or otherwise. Considering that we live in bordering Ohio music scenes, I think that means something. Word travels when people are shitty and such word has never reached my ears about this guy. He's the real deal and talented too.
They say to never judge a book by its cover, but isn’t the cover a part of the book itself? The face of the body of work? This week we talk to Ian Baldwin of Hear&See about design and how it applies to the music industry specifically.