The history of music recording techniques is a subject that weaves in and out of pop culture, science, and technology throughout its existence. This graphic timeline documents the“evolution” of these techniques and represents the relative popularity and lifespan of each. The main objective in creating this graphic was to express the spirit of the information at hand in an unexpected and beautiful way, straying from the typical timeline structure.
The graphic was intended to display multiple variables of information, but still read as a clean design that could believably be used as wall art. To incorporate a wealth of information, the main sound byte graphic represents chronological technologies and their relative lifespan and popularity. Custom vector icons were also created to represent each recording or listening device. yet this identifying information is on a removable transparency above the timeline graphic, to allow the poster to be displayed and appreciated as the user prefers.