New York’s most influential artists are all grouped in one place.
Creative communicators Kingdom Collective fully live up to their trade in their beautiful new project. The New York Music Map is an impressive artistic piece decorating New York’s musical heritage in collaboration with famed journalist and author Frank Broughton (Last Night a DJ Saved My Life) and artist Adam Hayes.
As a city which has had an immeasurable influence on the world of music, it seems fitting that this be recorded in such striking fashion. Covering a multitude of musical genres from be-bop to hip-hop, jazz and funk to disco and punk, New York’s boroughs, bridges and broadways are illustrated in typographical form detailing near 450 of its musical heroes past and present. Home to a monumental list of talent including Grace Jones, Talking Heads, Jimmy Hendrix and MF Doom, the map is as much an educational piece as an artful one.
“…Our map is an attempt to capture New York’s most significant music-makers. Some names will be there for all time, some may fade away as their novelty recedes. No-one’s perfect – we did our very best. Most people are in the right place, but there’s only so much space downtown. Tell us who we’ve forgotten, argue about who’s on and who’s not. Get mad, get inspired, or be grateful you’re even on there at all.” – Frank Broughton
Accompanying the physical copy of the map of which there are only 125 pieces in total, a website and special interactive version of the map has been created, designed by Greg Tilley, complete with bios and links on each featured artist.
This is truly a special one-off piece that will quickly become a collectors item, so grab one of these screen-printed artworks from newyorkmusicmap.com while they are still around.