UK based art studio, Dorothy, is no stranger to creating artwork that can best be described as “beautifully clever,” and their newest print, “Electric Love Blueprint” is no exception. It takes music and art lovers alike on a 150+ year journey through the history of electronic music with one sleek blueprint design. Their 60 x 80 centimeter, circuit board style print celebrates over 200 inventors, innovators, artists, composers and musicians who played a pivotal role in the evolution of electronic music, from the invention of the earliest known sound recording device in 1857 to present day.
The project’s artist, James Quail, graphed his “Electric Love Blueprint” in conjunction with the design of the circuit board of a theremin, which is widely regarded as one of the first ever electronic musical instruments. He then used its structure to connect over 200 electronic music innovators according to “common link[s]—whether that’s a style, or instrument, or an influence on one another.” Quail’s ode to the history of electronic music includes key figures like Bob Moog, creator of the Moog synthesizer and pioneer for modern electronic music, as well as some of music’s most beloved artists like Kraftwerk, Apex Twin, Depeche Mode, The Prodigy, Massive Attack, DJ Shadow, Fatboy Slim, LCD Sound System and Daft Punk. The result of Quail’s work forgoes the technicality of dated history in exchange for a series of modules and arrows that connect some of electronic music’s most influential players onto one concise and beautiful map of electronic music’s rich and diverse history. Check out the images below and to purchase your own copy, head over here.