The Message (2001)

The Message is a typographic homage to the music of the Israeli composer Arye Shapira.

Composer Arye Shapira was one of the first Israeli – and maybe even worldwide – composers in the classic field to work with computers. He took politicians’ speeches, cut them into pieces and and composed music out of it. So the music sounds really hard, almost broken… What I then did, was to take the names of the music titles and cut up the individual letters. My intention was: how would the letters behave, if they were this music? The final result was completely unreadable, but those broken letters actually created a really strong visual impact.

Copyright © 2001 by Oded Ezer

Concept and design: Oded Ezer