Music Philosophy: a poster project
Music Philosophy is a weekly project by designer Mico Toledo - who unites his love of music and typography, in the creation of illustrated song lyrics. Toledo takes lyrics from songs he enjoys listening to and produces an illustration that incorporates (as a general rule) a variety of typefaces.
The Music Philosophy website was launched five months ago and has since prompted a great response that Toledo wasn't expecting: "I am pretty happy as I am able to spread the music joy and philosophy to thousands of people with my work."
Here are a few examples of illustrations created for the project:
The past year has seen Toledo taking a masters degree at Central Saint Martins, with plans to return to his previous position as an Art Director for advertising agencies such as Leo Burnett in Lisbon, Portugal - where he has created award winning campaigns such as EPhemeral Museum for Diageo (which you can take a look at here) - whilst continuing his graphic design projects along the way.
1st poster is my favourite, i love minimal and white is so in. The tiny red X speaks a thousand words.
Hurt is from Nine Inch Nails not Johnny Cash.
Oh god, finally the proof (as if I needed it) that I am spending far too long on blogs, when I should obviously be dealing with my mounting workload, or checking emails, no, no, I mean working.
What I mean to say is that I assumed everyone had seen this website weeks, if not months ago and posts of it had long since passed into the great blogoshere archive in the ‘cloud. ’
I don’t make this point to show off, more as a comment on the challenges facing publishing in today’s over connected world. When everything is so readily available to everyone, instantly, what is important or relevant?
Creative Review is a good magazine, always has been. And the CR Blog has been a daily source of enlightenment, not to mention entertainment - following some of the heated debates about this job and that.
But are we getting to the point where we have seen, heard and read about everything to do with everything before ink has even hit paper.
I know this is just a ‘blog’ I’m talking about and a magazine or newspapers job is to go deeper, curating content and putting across an intelligent point of view, but nevertheless we live in interesting times.
Now what was I supposed to be doing...
P.S. none of this is a comment on the work of Mico Toledo.
Yeah, The Guardian Guide featured this guy last Saturday. Great looking work.
I think this posters are informative and rimind us, people,about little precious things we tend to forget and not no notice.
I love these ...they've been around for a few months CR ;)
Nine Inch Nails wrote Hurt. Otherwise these are great!
Yep, Cash covered it.
Love these, they're great! :D
Hey yoouuu... out there in the cold, always doing what you're told...
Made me want to listen to Pink Floyd now..
Fantastic typography executed well. These would make great postcards too.
Am i the only one to think this is distressing like anthony burrils work..?? im not saying that mr burrill owns the style but come on really? especially the last poster...from the worst hotel in the world publication? even same colour? bah!
Don't see the appeal personally. Setting a phrase/sentence/lyric in lots of different fonts and then moving them around a bit so they are harder to read is not good communication or design in my opinion.
Kind of heavily borrowing a lot of elements (including custom typography) from Anthony Burrill doncha think?
isn't this a bit like it's pop it's art which has been going for quite a while now?
not for me.
I don't think these visuals add anything to the lyrics...like, a mention of a bus equals a picture of a bus. not exciting.
Horribly derivative and way too literal. Adds absolutely nothing to the lyrics and proper low hanging fruit crowd pleaser fodder.
Oh the song mentions bus so we draw a bush, time so we draw a clock, beautiful day so we draw a sun.
Highschool level garbage
Are they doing a 'I love big butts and I cannot hide' one?
Good graphics by the way.
I really like all of these posters. The bold fonts and simple graphics, which seem to be on trend, work nicely and convey the messages.
I also don't think it matters that these have been around a while. We can't read everything. I'm just glad I've seen them.
P.S Like Craig Dalkean's comment above the best.
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