Music Philosophy: Giving Song Lyrics a Graphic Punch

created at: 07/08/2010

UK-based designer and illustrator Mico Toledo loves music. And UK-based designer and illustrator loves typography as well, and he’s fused his two passions together in his latest venture, Music Philosophy.

As he states, Mico had “nothing better to do,” and he began to put some of his favorite and most inspiring song lyrics under the typographic spotlight, and see if a simple, well-constructed phrase can serve on its own as a piece of great graphic design.

As it turns out, it totally can. Mico’s constructions are a brilliant smash of visual poetry, which end up, as Mico has dubbed them, working as philosophy, indeed.

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And the best part – they seem perfectly sized for smartphone wallpapers, social network avatars, and the like. A few have been printed onto physical media: posters at Etsy and t-shirts from my friends at Skreened.

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Have a lyric you’d like to see worked up, or just up for deep existential conversation? Great! Mico takes requests.

Music Philosophy