In college (ESAD.CR) we were asked to develop a visual music sheet (or so called, "Graphic Karaoke) based on a song chosen out of professor's options. Bring the Noize by M.I.A. was my undoubted choice due to it's complex sound and energy. Unaware of the artist's image and graphics I developed a series of symbols and icons that would resemble the complexity and vibrant sound of the singer's voice and the outstanding instrumental during 2:03 and 2:33min of the song. The choice of colors was the result out of a research based on a list of words that I wrote down according to what feelings and what else the song would express to me. After the visual music sheet was completed the creation of a digipak and a promotional poster for the project kept the same essence to allow a coherent and consistent overall result. The digipak includes a single track disk and the visual music sheet printed as foldable mini-poster. A small and simple visual identity was as well thought to represent the stylized "M.I.A" using nothing but elements of the sheet on the covers and labels.
Tribal, Confront, Fight, Power, Strenght, Energy, African Vibes and NOISE.
ESAD.CR 2016, Academic Work*
UC Communication Design I
Prof. António Costa
*This is a fictional project, MIA did not have any affiliation with the development of it.