musica classica

musica classica is a proprietary initiative of papo letterpress. Its concern deals in the typographic interpretation of classical music. Originally conceived as a suite of multi-leaf portfolios, the focus of each draws inspiration from a single iconic musical masterwork. Profound exposure to the composition through rigorous study of its musical architecture, theory, history and auditory experience, is approached through a typographic lens, resulting in dynamic and inventive presentation. Proceeds benefit youth orchestral programs.

  • musica classica premiers
    autumn 2019. The first portfolio
    released will be based upon the
    Camille Saint-Saëns masterpiece
    of 1886: Symphony No. 3
    in C minor, Op. 78.
    — inscribed
    by the composer as “Symphonie No. 3
    avec orgue
    The following frames are a sneak
    peek of preliminary sketches.