So I just had another one of my mind blown moments. I came across the work of Pop Chart Lab while researching for this week’s music posts. Ben and Patrick (the dudes behind Pop Chart Lab) take the infographic genre to a whole new level.
“In 2010, a book editor and a graphic designer joined forces with one modest goal: to render all of human experience in chart form. With a small team of researchers and designers, Pop Chart Lab continues to assemble and arrange cultural data into art.”
Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names – 282 sobriquets from the world of rap music, arranged according to semantics.
A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts in Popular Music – From the pompadour to the moptop to the metal mane to whatever it is Lady Gaga has atop her head, here is a history of popular music as told through the notable haircuts.
A Visual Compendium of Guitars – A catalog of 64 famed guitars culled from over 75 years of rock ‘n’ roll history.
Periodic Table of Heavy Metals – A table of 303 heavy metals–from AC/DC to Zyklon–charted according to genre.
No Sleep Til Breuckelen – Kick it olde school with a shout-out to 17th-century Dutch Brooklyn. Where Breuckelen at? Right here.