© Zenobia Ahmed 2019

Libretto
Publication
2017

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, the lyrics have been intuitively typeset 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.