Music Philosophy: a poster project

CR’s art director, Paul, found this weekly typographic song lyric project yesterday and sent round the link. We all like it, so now it’s our turn to pass on the link to you, dear blog readers…

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.

To buy prints of Toledo’s work click here. Fans of the project can also suggest song lyrics for Toledo to consider illustrating at the ‘Submit a Song Quote‘ part of his website.

 

 

 

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