Nov 23 2022


I feel an uncontrollable urge to dive into these Diagrams of Turntables and Amps Chart the History of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Rock and Roll and emerge hours later with far too many questions:

How do you visualize the history of hip-hop? Or jazz? Questions of origin and influence are common for artists, and the inventive team behind the U.K.-based design studio Dorothy (previously) goes gold as they painstakingly map out the history of music genre by genre. Plotted onto the circuit board of a guitar amp, the diagram of a 1950s phonograph, or that of a turntable, the latest editions in Dorothy’s Blueprint series chart the pioneers and greats who transformed rock and roll, jazz, and hip-hop in gilded screen-prints. The trio of metallic designs, plus three more devoted to alternative, electronic, and dance music, are available in the Dorothy shop.

I know I’m a dinosaur, but I can’t help myself: I really want the Rock and Roll print.

(Full marks to Dorothy for including a Zoom feature on the web page where they sell the prints, but they know perfectly well that their audience isn’t going to be satisfied with that virtual solution to the urge to nitpick.)

[Via Bifurcated Rivets]