The idea behind "dolcissimo" is to create a synesthetic product that could be used to highlight the correlation between the many colors of sound and the flavors of chocolates.
The linework on graph that resulted from classifying the vocal parts became the pattern that was embossed onto the packaging.
For each of the 27 vocal categories, I listened to a selection by a performer in that category. From there, I assigned a flavor profile based on the timbre of the voice—taking into consideration the "register" and "vocal weight" as assigned by Boldrey.
Here is just a taste:
54% dark chocolate red wine cordial
Light Lyric Coloratura Soprano
42% semisweet chocolate & lemon meringue
Full Dramatic Coloratura Soprano
72% dark chocolate with almonds
Full Lyric Mezzo-Soprano
tangerine-infused 72% semisweet chocolate
72% semisweet chocolate with licorice
54% milk chocolate with light mint center
Light Lyric Tenor
42% cacao chocolate with sweet cream filling
86% cacao chocolate, chilli pepper, & espresso
Full Lyric Baratone
54% milk chocolate with almond nougat center
whiskey-infused 72% semisweet chocolate
86% dark chocolate bourbon cordial
As the final component of this synesthetic piece, the chocolates themselves were colored to coordinate not only with the flavor profile, but the colors that were inspired by the music.
Each package was made by hand—first by gold-foiling the logo onto the brown, texture paper then laser-engraving a masonite plate, which was run through a printmaking press with the paper. This resulted in a deep impression that gave the finished product a bold texture.