Tuesday, May 09, 2017

A History of Alternative Music Mapped Out on a Transistor Radio Circuit Diagram

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The graphic above takes as its source the circuit diagram for the first commercial transistor radio from 1954. Designer James Quail began “Alternative Love,” as it’s called, with the Sex Pistols, then worked his way back to David Bowie, the MC5, the Stooges, and the Velvet Underground and forward to The Strokes, Radiohead, the Arctic Monkeys, and Arcade Fire. The diagram illustrates 300 punk, alt and  indie artist connections.

Purchase the Alternative Love Blueprint here.

Via Open Culture

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