This week’s Friday Mixtape is by Chris Hopkins, the creative director of Melbourne based studio Lost Art. The studio’s portfolio is full of amazing music campaigns, from creating artwork for The Avalanches for nine years and, more recently, working with Phoenix and David Byrne!
We’re long-term fans of Lost Art so this week’s mixtape is a collection of bangers that have informed Chris and the studio’s practice.
It’s Nice That: Why have you picked these songs, what do they remind you of or make you feel?
Lost Art: It’s a mix of artists we’ve worked with plus some other songs we also love that felt like a fit together. It just so happened that many of these songs are older which makes me feel a little nostalgic, thinking about how quickly time moves.
INT: When or where should this mixtape be listened to?
LA: In headphones, perhaps while working or walking – it’s casual.
INT: Are there certain albums you listen to during the different parts of your creative process?
LA: Not really – we mostly just sink into any music associated with a project.
INT: What records did you listen to when you were a teenager?
LA: Prince, Blur, Cam’ron, John Lennon… lots of stuff, a lot of classics.
INT: If a feature film about Lost Art was to be made, what song would be on the trailer and why?
LA: Oh god, I don’t know – but the soundtrack would have to be pretty great if this film was to stand any hope.
About the Author
Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. In October 2016 she became a staff writer on the editorial team and in January 2019 was made It’s Nice That’s deputy editor. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about new and upcoming creative projects or editorial ideas for the site.