I would like to present my personal countdown to thirty on April 28th, 2017.

THIRTY X THIRTY is a number of years and a perfect square.

The selection of the thirty-one songs was determined by researching the archives of the Billboard Charts from 1987 to 2017. I will redesign the cover of the number one song on April 28th throughout the past thirty years. I will create each cover by listening to the song, reading the lyrics, watching the music video, and going through potential memories connected to each song.

Paul Wilson, creative director at the design agency Yellow1 and my former lecturer at the School of Visual Communication has been an inspiration throughout the creation of this personal project.

A fictional assignment, 2017.