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.
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.
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.