dorothy maps the history of rock music on a guitar amp blueprint
marking the latest addition to its music blueprint collection, dorothy has delved into the world of rock and roll. from little richard to radiohead, the poster features over 1,400 musicians, artists, songwriters and producers, who are all mapped out on the circuit diagram of a guitar amp.
the history of rock music mapped out on the circuit diagram of a guitar amp
images courtesy of dorothy
the blueprint is like a family tree of rock music and it features names that have been pivotal to the evolution of the genre. from the early debt owed to blues, gospel, jazz and country performers such as ma rainey, lead belly, robert johnson, sister rosetta tharpe and woody guthrie who paved the way for rock and roll pioneers like chuck berry, little richard and elvis. who in turn inspired a generation including the beatles, the rolling stones, the beach boys, janis joplin, bob dylan, jimi hendrix and the velvet underground. and who continue to inspire musicians today, namely radiohead, the white stripes, arctic monkeys and st. vincent.
the print pays homage to the artists that laid the foundations for rock and roll
the print weaves its way through many sub-genres including heavy metal, prog rock, punk, post-punk, indie, alternative, riot grrrl, psych and folk. it also celebrates the places that were focal points for new ‘scenes’ (cavern club and merseybeat, the gaslight cafe and greenwich village folk scene, CBGB and punk, and eric’s and post-punk), the designers and artists who influenced the aesthetics (hipgnosis and pink floyd, jamie reid and sex pistols, andy warhol and the velvet underground) and the inventors of rock’s essential musical instruments (leo fender, les paul, jim marshall, dick denney).
celebrating the pioneers of early rock and roll
this is the fifth addition to a collection of blueprints designed by dorothy that celebrate the history of various genres of music such as alternative, hip-hop, electronic and dance music. the ‘rock and roll love blueprint’ is available to buy as a screen print from dorothy’s online store here.
the stars of the ‘british invasion’
the american folk revival
electric guitar gods and metal heavyweights
garage rock, college rock, proto-punk, punk and post-punk
alternative rock, grunge, indie and riot grrrl
garage rock revival, art rock, post-rock, indie rock
the blueprint is available as a screen print
project name: rock and roll love blueprint
dimensions: h60 x w80cm
materials: metallic gold screen print and 120gsm keaykolour navy blue uncoated paper
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edited by: lynne myers | designboom