LYRIC BOOK 

Editorial Design

This lyric book I designed displays the lyrics from the song Electric Avenue by
Eddy Grant. I chose this song because it has such a fun and funky beat to it,
while having a deeper story behind it. It refers to the actual Electric Avenue which is located in the district of Brixton, south of London, which was the first market street to be lit by electricity. This specific area is now known for its high population of Caribbean immigrants and high unemployment. And at the beginning of the 1980s tensions grew over unemployment, racism and poverty that lead to what
is now known as the 1981 Brixton Riot. The typography in the book references
the punk rock movement happening in the UK just a few years before these riots began. That time period expressed rebellion, which is how I wanted to depict this style of the book.

 

LYRIC BOOK 

Editorial Design

This lyric book I designed displays the lyrics from the song Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant. I chose this song because it has such a fun and funky beat to it, while having a deeper story behind it. It refers to the actual Electric Avenue which is located in the district of Brixton, south of London, which was the first market street to be lit by electricity. This specific area is now known for its high population of Caribbean immigrants and high unemployment. And at the beginning of the 1980s tensions grew over unemployment, racism and poverty that lead to what is now known as the 1981 Brixton Riot. The typography in the book references the punk rock movement happening in the UK just a few years before these riots began. That time period expressed rebellion, which is how I wanted to depict this style of the book.

ART DIRECTION

Paul Sheriff

PHOTOGRAPHY

Austen Hart

ART DIRECTION

Paul Sheriff

PHOTOGRAPHY

Austen Hart

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