Date Spring 2010
Photography Erin Canoy
Create an experimental typographic poster that interprets any chosen song. Explore various ways of looking at type through the use of analog methods without the help of photo-editing software.
For this particular project, I chose Knee Deepen, a song by the group Moloko, wanting to express Roisin Murphy’s eerily haunting voice. The nature of this project drove me to look for a song that was open to interpretation with multiple layers for me to explore. Through the various lines of words and different weights in type, I wanted to express the idea of a person hearing voices in their head as if they were answering back to each other.
The process involved a combination of type and images printed on acetate sheets and swatches of colored cellophane that were projected unto a wall through an old overhead projector. I manually twisted and turned the materials and photographed them in different angles to create unique compositions.