This project explores the characteristics of typography in order to create a songbook that delivers the rhythm and tone of each varied song. Each song contains a cover spread with an accompanied lyric spread. It is titled “I am the Music,” which is to imply that the type itself is the music.
I originally discovered each song represented in the background of movies and television shows, and wanted to represent this visually by creating an overall compositional pattern, obscuring the type at times, to most accurately represent the feeling I had hearing each song for the first time. I surprised myself throughout this project, as I typically consider myself an illustrator. It was a great challenge for me to think abstractly and it became the project I am most proud of.
Award received: AIGA SHOW 2018, Silver for student publication design