Music Biennale Zagreb is an international festival of contemporary music in Zagreb, Croatia, organized by the Croatian Composers’ Society. The Biennale, held every spring of the odd years since 1961, has become one of the most important festivals of contemporary music in Europe.
The design we created communicates 20th century heritage and modernity. We use acoustic and electronic sounds for videos. The dynamics of the composition within the network are reminiscent of the New Tendencies 2 and 4. The generating of sound for the videos is digital, but the methods are an homage to the experimental composing techniques of the middle of the last century. The permutations of the composition in the print medium are almost infinite, they function like a single animation frame. The rotating “celebration” wheel is a postmodern element. The typography is contemporary, the typeface not even half a decade old.
Although not an overexploitation of the lining feature of the font, ABC Favorit Lining from Dinamo has become a staple of the visual identities of the Music Biennale Zagreb. Found on posters, banners, videos, printed matter and merchandise it has become the eminence grise of the festival.