dorothy CREATES TWO VINTAGE STYLE PRINTS OF NEW SOLAR SYSTEMS
UK based design studio Dorothy released two vintage-style prints depicting his view of the solar system. works of art replace the sun, planets, moons and other satellites with the names of groups and musicians from the world of electronic and alternative music to convey the powerful connections between key players. ‘just as the planets revolve around the sun and the moons revolve around the planets, our new [solar system prints] mapping the massive attraction and influence that bands like Kraftwerk, CAN, the Beatles and the Velvet underground had on each other and the stages and bands that followed them,“shares the studio.
all images © dorothy
the electronic solar system
the first impression, titled “Electronic Solar System,” describes the “orbital” attraction that icons of EDM and progressive music have held in their genres. the german group kraftwerk is at the center, radiating massive force, while can, brian eno and depeche mode orbit it closely. traveling outward, acid house pioneers – phuture, juan atkins, derrick may and kevin saunderson – revolve around techno giant the three belleville. you will also find radiohead, autechre, boards of canada, oneothrix point never and squarepusher keeping the aphex twin orbit in good company. Delia Derbyshire of the BBC Radio Workshop is breaking through the system like a comet, with techno pioneer Björk right next door.
kraftwerk of electronic titans at the center of the solar system, closely orbiting by CAN and brian eno
the alternative solar system
meanwhile, the “alternative solar system” exemplifies the cosmic influence of bands that have dominated genres like brit pop, pop rock, punk rock, and more. beaming their power at the center are the beatles, tightly orbited by the rolling stones, pink floyd, david bowie and the Velvet Underground. As it moves away, the card features the ramones as a punk planet with the new york dolls, tv, talking heads, patti smith and blondie circling it. at the edges, the planet nirvana orbiting elves, ranchers and sonic youth. the system is completed by a division of joy appearing as’a bunch of aster making their own way around the sun, and jimi hendrix is a comet, blazing through the obits of other guitar legends – led zeppelin, cream and the yardbirds, ‘ reveals Dorothy.
featuring 80s synth pioneers, depeche mode, gary numan and the human league
pioneering electronic composer delia derbyshire (BBC radio workshop) and techno pioneer björk
dorothy’s alternate solar system
the beatles shine brightly in the center, put into orbit by the rolling stones, pink floyd + david bowie
the ramones, on their own punk planet close to new york dolls, television, talking heads + patti smith
jimi hendrix blazes like a comet in the eye sockets of other guitar legends: led zeppelin, cream, the yardbirds
series name: across the universe
printed titles: electronic solar system, alternative solar system
type: color lithographs
Equipment: uncoated paper 120 g / m²
dimensions: 40 x 50 cm (HxW)
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edited by: lea zeitoun | design boom