One of the most renowned institutions for musical training in Latin America, the São Paulo Municipal School of Music is responsible for the education of countless generations of professional musicians in Brazil. Founded in 1969, the school is considered a landmark for both the municipal and the national cultural scene and relies on faculty members who are doctors, masters, and specialists with huge national and international influence. A lot of them were students of the School itself. Every end of the year a concert is held with all the school musical groups. The presentation takes place on the São Paulo Municipal Theater stage, one of the main houses for classical music concerts in the country.
In 2016 we were asked to design the program for this show. We took the opportunity to propose a poster on the back of the program. The idea was to replace the repeated letters O from the DTL Nobel (the theater’s brand typeface) with colored circles as a reference to confetti. The combination of the circular letters of the regular version contrasts with the other letters of the condensed version, imposing a certain rhythm to the composition. The alignments, displacements, and repetitions also refer to musical notations.