Sony’s Music Timeline of Type – Celebrating 125 Years!

Happy Friday! Today I want to highlight Graphic Artist Alex Fowkes and his amazing type design tribute he put together for Sony Music 125th anniversary, it was an Music Timeline from 1887 thru present day composed of type and a few other various images. This 150 square meters of wall space that has this amazing 1000+ named artist tribute with various fonts and type design is located in Sony’s Derry Street Headquarters.

You wonder how Alex Fowkes got such an awesome gig? Well, Alex Fowkes was the winner of the Creative Review’s “One to Watch” in 2011, and after checking out his work and watching the video’s of how he put this masterpiece together (which is included at the end of this post) I agree that he is “One to Watch.”

Alex organised this project by decade and breaking it down into 54 columns measuring over 2 meters tall and covering almost 150 square meters of wall space. His medium of choice for this project was CNC cut vinyl.

Emma Pike, VP Industry Relations, who commissioned the piece said, “The brief was to bring the inspiration of our music into the heart of our building and make our office space live and breathe our incredible musical legacy. Alex’s beautiful graphics and illustrations do exactly that.”

Also this is not the end to this project, Sony and Alex Fowkes partnership of this project will continue with the years, and adding the new names that Sony’s sign.

Brief Video of the Amazing Type Project for Sony Music 125 Anniversary!

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