Duan Zhihua

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No creativity. Dare not to design. / Creativity is just connecting things. / No blending.

Ⓒ 2015–2022.

The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)

Scoreface was conducted as a MFA studio project in Master of Design at Monash University Art Design & Architecture. The objective of this project is to generate different music symbols and music fonts (that are named as SCOREFACE) towards different music genres. The idea of this project is just like what typeface design does for different literacy contexts. In the first stage, I finished music typeface prototype design of 3 different directions which response to 3 music genres: general modern music (Hodern), electronic music (VOI), and experimental music (Fentch). In the final stage, two of them (Hodern and Fentch) were chose to be expanded and developed into more completed set of music symbols, in which each of the directions contains 200+ characters.

The final output of this project contains 2 sets of music typeface design, a research exegesis book, an exhibition, and other printed and digital items.

The showcase videos of both the first stage and the second stage are available on vimeo.com/duanzhihua
SCOREFACE 是在 Monash 大學藝術設計與建築學院的傳達與跨學科設計碩士項目中進行的終期工作室課題。研究與設計針對主流音樂記譜法『五線譜』,借鑑拉丁字體設計的方法,通過以迴應不同風格或流派的音樂為方向,對五線譜中使用的音樂字符進行不同視覺格調的字體設計。第一階段中完成了三套分別針對現代音樂(Hodern)、電子流行樂(VOI)以及實驗先鋒音樂(Fentch)的音樂字體樣本和方向探索;第二階段最終挑選了 Hodern 和 Fentch 兩個方向,擴展成為各自包含 200 個左右常用字符的兩套音樂字體設計。