Hip-Hop History is a four book collection on the history
of Hip-Hop culture looking at DJing, MCing, Breakdancing
and Graffiti. The book collection is supplied with a timeline
which was held inside a gold sleeve. This project was an
extensive research task which allowed me to become the
author as well as the designer.
While looking through Hip-Hop's MCing history, I created spreads of information which used deconstructed bars from rap lyrics. The content and context were the driving force for these books.
While the books offer a History of the Hip-Hop culture, the timeline acted as a summary of all the influences merging together to create the scene we now know as Hip-Hop. The markers on the timeline resemble the colour scheme for each of the books e.g Red being MCing.
Whilst developing the editorial collection, I also developed a font which was used to evoke Hip-hop through out the books. The font was a mix of marker and spray can lettering cleaned up in vector software.