21 Jul 2010

Typo Lyrics

TypoLyrics – The Sound of Fonts

I was invited by MAGMA Brand Design to participate in the Typo Lyrics project, in which designers
interpret music in entirely new ways with the help of fonts. I was asked to contribute one page to the
book project. The only given requirement was the specified song text and to use my personal custom
designed font.

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Graphic designers love music. This is attested not least by the tremendous enthusiasm that readers of the typography magazine Slanted bring to its Typo Lyrics column, in which designers interpret music in entirely new ways with the help of fonts. For this publication of the same name, celebrated graphic designers as well as talented young designers from all over the world have taken song lyrics and used them as the inspiration for innovative font designs. The result is a collection of fascinating visuals – typographic images that present contemporary fonts a little bit differently. The extraordinary interplay of type design and music brings the fonts to life and practically sets them dancing. In contrast to classical pattern books and font fans, this volume provides a special, more emotional experience of typography and illustrates the great expressive potential of typefaces. On analogy with the traditional classification of fonts, the book is organized into eleven chapters, each of which treats a particular font family and song lyrics from a particular musical style.

With contributions by:

123buero (GER)
Base (ES)
bauer (A)
Bureau Mario Lombardo (GER)
Bureau Mirko Borsche (GER)
Einmalich.com Ingo Walde (GER)
Fons Hickmann m23 (GER)
Gavillet & Rust (CH)
L2M3 (GER)
Mainstudio (NL)
Matt W. Moore (USA)
Norm (CH)
Paula Troxler (CH)
Pixelgarten (GER)
Vier5 (FR)
and many others

TypoLyrics – The Sound of Fonts

Konzept & Gestaltung: MAGMA Brand Design GmbH
Verlag: Birkhäuser
Veröffentlichung: Mai, 2010
Sprache: Englisch
Special: Farbdruck auf Farbpapier, Cover in verschiedenen Farben
Ausführung: Hardcover