Libretto has been designed to capture the essence of music through typographical layout. The project looks at protest songs to raise a voice against war and destruction. The book has been designed such that readers can experience music without listening to it. With the help of white space, I have intuitively typeset the lyrics based on parameters from the song. These include tempo, rhythm, chord progression, vocal tonality and inflection. The result is a typographic reading that echo’s the songs’ aural apprehension.
© Zenobia Ahmed 2018