This project was based off a 2009 ISTD Brief - '78RPM'.
The concept of the brief was straightforward, simply translating songwriting to typography. I used the original brief to go a little further and have a bit of fun with the brief and create something a little less 'gimmicky' and something possibly realistic as a product in the real world.
What resulted is Verbal Acrobatics the on-going series of typographic posters focusing on different decades, different genres to create 12" boxsets so you can pop on the vinyl and jam to the poster at the same time.
A huge focus of Verbal Acrobatics is to convey the energy, mannerisms and general vibe of the artist in question.
So which classic Hip-Hop songs of the 90's are in the box-set?
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?
Wu-Tang Clan - Da Mystery of Chessboxin' (36 Chambers)
Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tel (Ilmatic)
Thank you for your time. Hope this project is as enjoyable as it was for me to work on, posters especially!
Open to take song requests, just drop me a message.
_Abbas Mushtaq _2013