Dorothy’s NEW vintage style maps of the solar system substitute the sun, planets, moons and other satellites with the name of bands and musicians from the world of electronic and alternative music.
In the same way that the planets orbit the sun, Dorothy’s two new music Solar System prints explore the massive influence and creative pull that bands like The Beatles and The Velvet Underground, Kraftwerk and CAN have had on each other and the scenes and bands that have followed them.
Electronic titans Kraftwerk are at the centre of our Electronic Solar System, closely orbited by CAN and Brian Eno. Their influence radiates outwards towards the 80’s synth pioneers Depeche Mode, Gary Numan and The Human League; techno pioneers Belleville Three and Phuture; experimentalists Radiohead, Aphex Twin and other Warp label artists; electronic dance legends Daft Punk and Air; and British dance giants The Chemical Brothers, Orbital and Underworld. The often overlooked pioneering electronic composer Delia Derbyshire from BBC Radiophonic Workshop cuts across the solar system as a lonely comet, closely passing another techno trailblazer, Björk.
The Beatles are shining brightly at the heart of our Alternative Solar System and are being orbited by The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground and David Bowie. Their influence is radiating out towards the Ramones who are on their own planet of punk close to New York Dolls, Television, Talking Heads, Patti Smith and Blondie; close by are The Clash and other british post-punk bands like the Buzzcocks and Siouxsie and the Banshees: and on the edges of the solar system in their own little world are Nirvana with the Pixies, The Breeders and Sonic Youth. Joy Division are a cluster of asteroids making their own path around the sun and Jimi Hendrix is a comet, blazing across the obits of other guitar legends Led Zeppelin, Cream and The Yardbirds.
The Electronic Solar System and the Alternative Solar System prints are 5 col litho prints and are available to buy from Dorothy’s online store https://www.wearedorothy.com/collections/across-the-universe for £30 / $40 each or as a bundle for £50 / $66
These are the first two additions to Dorothy’s new range of prints. The collection will be expanded in 2022 to include more music genres.