Microscopic Vinyl Record Grooves – D&AD

Author: Colin | Published: 3/10/10

If this is your first visit to Hard Format, please take a look at all the wonderful designs we highlight here.

Microscopic photographs of two full rotations of the grooves within three different genres of vinyl records. The grooves have been increased in scale from their original scale by 100. This allows the viewer to see and understand how audio is translated when pressed into a vinyl record. The patterns of grooves are explained and compared between genres of music.

By Tim Sanders. Beautiful.

Tim Sanders website

Thanks to Peter Skwiot Smith for the heads up.


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  2. This is really cool to see. Never knew the grooves meant so much

    Comment by Mike — October 5, 2010 @ 2:42 am
  3. i thought this was bacon. =/

    Comment by sodasauna — October 5, 2010 @ 2:50 am
  4. Disappointed. Next time post bacon, please.

    Comment by Hungry Man — October 5, 2010 @ 4:45 am
  5. I just kind of took it for granted that everybody knew what record grooves looked like. Where have I been? I’m gonna make a bacon sandwich now. Mmmm.

    Comment by Peter — October 5, 2010 @ 4:56 am
  6. hmmmm bacon

    Comment by Ashton — October 5, 2010 @ 7:56 am
  7. Sorry, but Hard Format’s a vegetarian website. If you’re going to have that bacon sarnie, please step outside.

    Comment by Colin — October 5, 2010 @ 12:09 pm
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