This is a little thing I made as an example to show to students while I was teaching a "type in motion" course in 1998. I had given them a project where they were to visualize a Turkish nursery rhyme of their choice. None of them seemed to know exactly how, so I helped them along by making a few of my own and this is one of them. Thus, the typography here is in Turkish and says "the needle pricked me/fat bird/becomes a cart/cart wheel/istanbul candy/pearls and beads/good little child/".

But the main reason I uploaded this is the sound, which I actually created myself - from scratch! And of which, even 10 years later, I am considerably proud of: I am not sure if other cultures have this but Turkish nursery rhymes are meant to be delivered with a specific beat, rhythm and intonation. I did actually manage to make my music "sound" exactly like the nursery rhyme in question. But, I guess one has to be Turkish to know the difference...

(I am not a musician but a graphic designer).
;-)

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