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Lyric Typography Poster

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Choose one of your favorite lines from a song and illustrate it using only typography. Consider how the font, color, sizes and placement of the typography can reflect or emphasize the meaning of the words. Check out the posters at Music Philosophy for ideas and inspiration.

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My Darling;

My favorite song for the longest time now has been On The Wing by Owl City. So, naturally I chose it for my lyric typography poster (4 stars)!

To make this, I first downloaded Pixlr. (I prefer the desktop version to the web app)

I created a new image …

Put On Your War Paint

You may not realize it, but I am a huge Fall Out Boy fan! I already used one of their songs in the mashup assignment during audio week, and I saw them in concert this summer as well! Fun fact: I used the same song for the mashup AND …

The LoversThat Went Wrong

I’ll admit it: I have an obsession with this song, “Youth”, by Daughter. I heard it for the first time a little over 24 hours ago, and I must have listened to it at least 50 times by this point. Am I the type of person to listen to …

Icelandic proverbs rock!

Iceland font is public domain. Awesome. This time font kept constant and just playing with other parameters to show meaning. Background is Iceland Sky from Wikimedia. This is such a fun assignment. Design and visual storytelling with words!…

A lyrics poster for a great song

So I went to the Assignments Bank to do something for this week on design with a celtic flavour. I loved the image of the woman in the myst and used it as background for the poster. Then the fun started. … Continue reading →

The inspiration and the assignment. Sleep. No more information.

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The inspiration and the assignment. Sleep. No more information.…

I am feeling a bit lyrical today

While, pictures can capture the attention, words can convey the message. That is the main take away I got from doing this assignment. For this assignment ( worth four stars), we were required to design a poster that illustrates a line from our favorite song. This was hard because I’m …

“Take Your Time”

For this Design Assignment, worth 4 stars, we are asked to illustrate song lyrics from a favorite song by typography.  At first, I saw this and thought it would be simple, but my OCD took over, as did looking at it more in a design method.  I began by …

When you think of love


It’s been ages since I browsed through the DS106 Assignment Bank and I was feeling the urge to do something semi-creative as a bit of an escape this evening. I chose the Lyric Typography Poster assignment and found a set of lyrics I liked from a song by Vance Joy …

Monster

 

For this assignment (worth four points), I had to design a lyric typography poster. I chose to use this to express the dynamic between Ami and Sebastian Crane, an assertive and powerful ex-lover. I used Photoshop to combine text and images. Concepts from the Vignelli Canon like using …

Topographic Lyrics

The Four star assignment that I chose for this week was to create a topographic lyric poster. I used a combination of word and paint software to create it. I chose lyrics from Sam Hunt’s “Break up in a small town”. The bolded YOU represents the importance that you are …

Typography Poster

Here is the typography poster assignment that is four points.

I wanted to use a lyric from the song Rubik’s Cube by Athlete.

I really like the line that I’m using in the poster but I did have a hard time choosing between a couple lines. I chose to use …

Lyric Typography Poster

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Illustrate a favorite lyric

“The thought that life could be better/ is woven indelibly/ into our hearts/ and our brains.” Is my favorite line from a song by Paul Simon called Train in the Distance. I thought also about how so frequently in noir characters are drawn into …

DeLovely Lyrics and the Story of Zach’s Life.

I greatly enjoyed doing the four-star Lyrics Typography assignment and utilizing the skills I gained this week, but not imposing them as strictly to this design and letting my own preferences and passions shine through much more than in the others. Basically, this time, I just did me, and I …

Lyrical Typography

Another assignment that I completed was called Lyric Typography Poster worth 4 stars. This assignment asked us to make a typography using our favorite lyrics. I just took some lyrics out of the song I was listening to when I was doing this homework (Me Against the World by 2Pac). …

Breathing’s just a rhythm

flickr really messed up my saturation and it’s making me upset. it’s showing up too uber saturated and i can’t figure out why.

anyway i did the lyric typography poster assignment and did regina sektor’s song ‘one more time with feeling’ because she’s the artist I listen to on repeat …

How Many Monstrosities Can I Yell at My Computer for One Assignment?

Everyone has a favorite song, or songs. I know if you asked me to pick just one, I couldn’t. This assignment, (worth 4 stars) is entitled Lyric Typography Poster. The task? Choose one of your favorite lines from a song and illustrate it using only typography. Consider how the …

What a tramp.

That’s why the lady is a tramp!

For this 4 star assignment, I made a typographic poster of The Lady is a Tramp sung by Frank Sinatra and many others. I had already established that Delia idolized Frank in this post, and I thought that this song would be …

lyric typography poster!

For this assignment, I again had a hard time choosing only one song or lyric! I have so many favorite writers and lyricists, so I decided to choose whatever came to mind immediately when I thought of a line that moves me emotionally.

The song “The Boy Who Blocked His

Down Home American Kids

For my final design assignment I did “Lyric Typography Poster” (3.5 stars). I did “American Kids” by Kenny Chesney. In case you haven’t been able to tell by this point, I really like that song. It also has some vivid words that I figured I could find good …

Lyric Typography Poster

3 1/2 stars

You never really notice how melodramatic your favorite songs are until you have to take the lyrics out of context.

I had an obnoxiously hard time selecting a song for the lyric typography assignment, because everything I found was either depressing or overly emotional, which is not …

Lyric Typography Poster

For the Lyric Typography Poster assignment (worth 3.5 stars), I made a lyric poster with lyrics from Fall Out Boy’s “Young Volcanoes.” I used different fonts from Fonts2u.com to portray the different lines, such as a roman font about Rome. I put this all together in photoshop with the different …

Cheap Sunglasses

In the Design category, I chose to do the Lyric Typography Poster assignment. The song I picked was “Cheap Sunglasses” feat. Matthew Koma by RAC. You can listen to the song here.

The lyrics I chose are at the end of the chorus and are “You’re cheap sunglasses. And …

It’s a great day to be alive!

For my first design assignment, I chose the lyric typography poster.  I basically had to design a poster with the song lyrics of my choosing using typography.

This was a lot harder to do than I ever imagined! I didn’t know any program to use to help me do …

Let’s get lyrical

(Yes, I actually decided that was a decent blog post title).

This evening I’ve been having a bit of a readathon – looking at the week 6 design assignments, some examples of what other people have created, and reading/watching some of the design resources being shared on the main DS106 …

To Fly

The song Gabriel by Lamb is about a person who is very stable and self-sufficient but still wants more.  This woman has their “angel” Gabriel and wants them.  She doesn’t need Gabriel to get by, but she really wants him in her life.  As the song goes on she realizes …

DS106 Post (A) – Lyric Typography Poster

For this assignment, you’re suppose to pick your favorite lyric from a song and use different forms of typography to illustrate it. I chose to use my favorite Mayday Parade lyric, ” And knowing that for someone you’re an angel sent to save…” It’s a lyric that means a lot …

DS106 Post (A) – Lyric Typography Poster

For this assignment, you’re suppose to pick your favorite lyric from a song and use different forms of typography to illustrate it. I chose to use my favorite Mayday Parade lyric, ” And knowing that for someone you’re an angel sent to save…” It’s a lyric that means a lot …

Don’t You Dream Impossible Things?

Earlier in the week I did the Lyric Typography poser assignment and ended up changing the assignment around a little bit because I had so much fun with it. Even though it ended up being my favorite thing that I had done this week, I realized that I got a …

Entre Nous

“Entre Nous” by aforgrave, on Flickr

I decided to use this lyric for the Lyric Typographic Poster design assignment a long, long time ago, as it really seemed to have a lot in it that could be represented in a typographic poster (the concept of spaces between was the clincher, …

Hold On To What You Believe

I am finding out that I love design week just like I loved photo week, not as much but it’s getting there!

The next design assignment I did was the Lyric Topography Assignment (**). The task was to take lyrics from a song and illustrate them using only topography. I …

Never Grow Up

I had planned to stop working on my ds106 stuff about an hour ago but I decided I wanted to “try out” one more before calling it a night.  Turns out “try out” means play with gimp continuously until I make it look exactly how I want it to.   At …

Lyric Typography…2 Stars

I chose to do the lyrics from Go Radio’s song Go to Hell for my Lyric Typography poster.. It’s a song I frequently listen to after a hard break up. It empowers me to move on from hard times. I chose to keep it simple because the song is very…

Feelings & Liberation

I don’t know if I did this assignment the correct way, but I think this turned out pretty cool looking. Typography is a branch of design that I haven’t really explored before until this week. It is pretty interesting, and there is actually a whole science behind what fonts, styles,…

Falling short

After last week’s excitement, I have fallen a little short of my own expectations this week. I’ve not been near minecraft, didn’t even get started on the Design Safari. I manage one Design Assignment, the creative commons one and then tried the Lyric Typography Poster.. I saw a couple of…

Two DS106 design assignments

Figured it was time I got some DS106 work up here, convincing myself and others that I’m not just at Camp Magic MacGuffin to play about building a British Embassy in Minecraft. Although fundamentally that is a large part of it…

First up: Lyric Typographic Poster (design assignment 529…

Mission: ds106 – lyric typography poster design assignment

Inspired by several campers’ lyric typography posters (2 stars), I decided to go back to this assignment. I passed over it during my design sprint because the first few ideas I tried didn’t work – I wanted to do something purely typographical with the background color being the only non-textual…

Simple Gifts

For my next design assignment, I decided to do the Lyric Typography Poster. However, I did go a bit beyond just using text, and added a very basic vector graphic. I was really inspired by the examples at Music Philosophy — Especially when I saw how adding just a very…

Come join the Youth and Beauty Brigade

The Decemberists are unparalleled storytellers and the best band that ever lived, so selecting one of their songs to use for a DS106 class project seemed appropriate.  For this assignment I decided to use a lyric from “California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade,” which appears on Castaways and Cutouts.
Here they…

… in its’ right place.

Here’s my go at the Lyric Typography Poster, which is located here.
In honor of me going to see them this weekend, I choose the Radiohead classic, Everything In Its Right Place. I’m sure many of you listen to them so I’ll spare the description.
Made this in Photoshop. I…

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Tutorials So Far

Lyrics typography tutorial!

Hello all! I recently downloaded GIMP, so from now on, I’ll be using mainly that program to create my edits. Before I switch mediums, however, I want to offer you a tutorial on Pixlr for this assignment from the Design vault for ds106! I was very happy with how my