More on ‘The Sound of Beauty’
The design for this year’s contest is based on symmetrical structure and patterns of cymatics; which is the study of soundwave phenomena. In the 60s the term ‘cymatic’ was coined by Hans Jenny; the word was derived from ancient Greek κῦμα (kyma) ‘wave’. Hans experimented, where he found that if fine powders are placed on a sheet of metal and acoustic wave vibrations were applied to them, these particles were organized into a specific pattern.
Upon the further reveal of further information of the theme art, it was mentioned that the Italian Garden (o ‘Giardini all’Italiana) was one of the main inspirations for the set design (which further information will be revealed in due course), and that these gardens are structured similarly with cymatics. The theme art visually hints towards both the sun and a cosmic portal that can be opened on the idea of the sound of beauty.
Lastly, there is the typography. The theme art uses the ‘Arsenica’ font, which is a serif typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro for Zetafonts, developed by a design team including Mario De Libero, Andrea Tartarelli and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini. The typeface takes inspiration from an Italian poster designed at the beginning of the 20th century, and was used in illustrative posters and used as a typographical design for newspapers.
Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Italy won the right to host the 2022 Eurovision Contest after Måneskin won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Since then, Turin was selected to host the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to take place on 10th, 12th, and 14th May. It’s been revealed that 41 countries will be competing in the 66th edition of the competition with Armenia & Montenegro returning to the competition.
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