What is Visual Notetaking? This is a series of visual notes from Sunni Brown’s Visual Notetaking 101 - Module 1. I discovered visual thinking and visual note-taking just over a year ago, and soon afterwards purchased this course. I decided to revisit it and take my notes in Paper. Sunni Brown is one of the visual thinking professionals I follow, along with Dan Roam, Mike Rohde, Dave Gray, Brandy Agerbeck, Austin Kleon and David Sibbet.
This is the second series of visual notes from Sunni Brown’s Visual Notetaking 101 - Modules 2-3. If you would like to learn more about visual thinking and visual note-taking, I suggest you seek out the following professionals: Sunni Brown, Dan Roam, Mike Rohde, Dave Gray, Brandy Agerbeck, Austin Kleon and David Sibbet. Other great resources include the following sites: Sketchnote Army and The Doodle Revolution.
On this day in music history: June 1, 1985 - “Hunting High And Low”, the debut album by a-ha is released. Produced by John Ratcliff, Tony Mansfield and Alan Tarney, it is recorded Eel Pie Studios in Twickenham, London, UK, and Rendezvous Studios in London from June 1984 - March 1985. Formed in their native Oslo, Norway in 1982, a-ha take their name from song written by Pål Waaktaar early in band’s existence. They choose the name as a word that is easy for English speaking people to remember and pronounce, and has the same meaning in Norwegian and English. Realizing that their chances for success are limited in Norway, a-ha relocate to London in 1983. They begin recording demos, secure management, and within a year begin to attract record label interest. Signed to the US branch of Warner Bros Records in early 1984, the Norwegian pop trio begin work on their first album with a trio of producers, including their manager John Ratcliff, and UK pop/rock veterans Tony Mansfield (Naked Eyes, The B-52’s, Captain Sensible) and Alan Tarney (Cliff Richard, Leo Sayer). It spins off three hits in the US including the chart topping “Take On Me” (on October 19, 1985) and “The Sun Always Shines On TV” (#20 Pop, #6 Club Play). It sells over six million copies worldwide, also earning them a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. In 2010, a two CD remastered version of the album (by Bill Inglot, Dan Hersch and Dave Schultz) is issued including demo versions of several songs, previously unreleased tracks, 12" single remixes and the original 1984 version of “Take On Me”. “Hunting High And Low” peaks at number fifteen on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.