Music is a powerful tool that can provide the perfect outlet for opinions, emotions, world views and even epitomise the political climate. Some of the biggest social and political movements hold a music moment behind them, from Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s ‘Two Tribes’ fight against nuclear war, to Morrissey’s impassioned plea against the slaughter of animals in ‘Meat is Murder’, to Gwen Stefani’s remarks on sexism and stereotyping of the male-dominated music industry in ‘Just a Girl’.
Music artists will often use their platforms to speak a message, such as Stormzy’s ‘stab vest’ at Glastonbury as just one recent example.
At the heart of many of these music moments is a powerful lyric or visual that inspires its audience. How could you communicate this unique power of music through typography?
Typography can express rhythm, culture, local aesthetics, traditions, humour, quirks, places and people - in any language. Utilise these benefits to highlight a cause of the present using the music of an artist, genre or festival that you feel is empowering (from any time period).