Leistung: Stockhausen's contemporary music compilation.         —           Visual Communication Design          —          Summer 2017          —          Individual Project



A poster for Karlheinz Stockhausen's contemporary music performance compilation, Leistung. Karlheinz Stockhausen is a contemporary music composer known for his electronic music, serialism, and music spatialization.

The Challenge


To create a typographic solution to subtly convey Stockhausen's musical textures and methodology.


Stockhausen often incorporated long phrasing juxtaposed with short dynamic accents and aleatory rhythms to create a spontaneous, and sometimes unpredictable, auditory experience.

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My Approach


Visual Flow

I used the natural curves of letters and numbers to create a visual flow throughout the composition. To help portray Stockhausen's dynamic musical approach, I contrasted the harsh edges of rectangular elements with the smooth curves of type.


By keeping informational text small, I let the observer focus on the detail of the composition before they look for the information.


I ultimately chose a monochromatic palette with a pop of orange to add an electric accent to the poster.

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Final Design

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