Pop Chart Lab

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.

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  1. […] everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying this week’s music-themed posts. I’ve had lots of fun preparing them. Today we’re dipping a toe into the rockstar […]

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