Imagining Street Maps in Song

Posted on: February 6th, 2013 at 10:23 am by

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A lot of cool art stuff has been coming out of the UK as of late, the most recent being a 3-D illustration of NYC.  Dorothy, another English design studio has caught our eye with their clever artwork, in particular, their extensive song map.  It’s a road map comprised of over 300 songs, taking you down the “Highway to Hell” and the “Road to Nowhere.” Along the way, you’ll pass financial institutions such as  “Blood Bank” and parks of  “Strawberry Fields Forever,” as well as nostalgic places claiming “This Used To Be My Playground.”

Inspired by the team at Dorothy’s collective “unhealthy obsession with music,” this map will have your music loving heart geeking out in no time.   It includes an A-Z key listing of all featured songs along with the names of who sang them, and the folks across the pond have also created a playlist on Spotify to accompany the Map – 23 hours worth, or just enough tunes for you to get to SXSW this March.  A print will set you back around $50, not including shipping.

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We are also partial to the “Colour of Song,” an  aesthetically pleasing color-wheel of over 500 songs that feature a color in their title, including “Yellow Submarine” and “Pretty in Pink.”

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Of course, this begs the question: what are the best New York inspired songs?

Check out what else is up for grabs here.

[via Paste]

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