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Dorothy identifies the colour of music

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Posted by Gavin Lucas, 26 November 2012, 11:01    Permalink    Comments (6)

Dorothy, who brought us The Song Map and also The Film Map, has released its two latest prints (above) which look to celebrate colourful song titles and band names by displaying them in colour wheels that look a little like vinyl LPs…

The Colour of Song print (above, with a detail shots, below) features the titles of a whopping 576 songs including classics like Back in Black, Brown Sugar, Fools Gold, and Blue Monday, not to mention some guilty pleasures like Mr. Blue Sky, Goldfinger, and Pretty in Pink.


Above: Detail showing blue song titles, although the inclusion of Billie Jean seems a little tenuous!


Meanwhile, The Colour of Popular Music print (above, detail shots, below) includes the names of no less than 154 musical combos (and individual artists), from the glaringly obvious Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, and Orange Juice – to the more obscure Silver Apples, Black Flag and the Green Telescope.

Both prints are available to buy from wearedorothy.com/shop as signed and stamped limited edition prints for £100 and also as open edition prints for £30.

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6 Comments

Beautiful and pointless
sap
2012-11-26 12:42:35


I agree it is pointless, but does look nice.
LoveDesignInspire
2012-11-26 17:15:38


Would be lovely to have the physical vinyl made with the print and a snippet of each track recorded.
Wouldn't make for easy listening though!

Still, very beautiful.
Louise
2012-11-27 16:22:04


I must say it is pointless as this has nothing to do with the actual music notation in the songs.
I did a more justified project on perceiving music as a color coded language and I actually had to transcribe the entire song Fur Elise by Ludwig Van Beethoven to the coded theory.

Here are some link to it : http://www.newspaperclub.com/furelise/newspapers/18250-beethoven-s-fur-elise
http://www.markhossain.com/80957/913700/graphic-design/music-as-a-language

Feel free to download the content for a better resolution.
Mark Hossain
2012-11-28 10:56:56


i'm sorry, but unless Black Lace is included I'm oot.
tim sinclair
2012-11-28 12:33:47


Refracted spectrum is an artifact of CDs, not vinyl LPs. But, it is eyecatching.
Squint Dobro
2012-11-30 20:51:15


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