100 Years of Rock by Distilled
100 Years of Rock is an ambitious visualisation that displays a century’s worth of musical history. Lasting 33 seconds, the automated scrolling animation leads you through the many evolving genres and subgenres of rock music. Once the animation is over, you can explore the graphic in more detail – clicking on each genre to see its ‘lines of influence’: what the style grew out of and the music it inspired. You can also hear a snippet of music to get your own sense of how things are connected; click on Garage Rock, then Punk, Punk Blues, etc. The major genres are grouped in the same colour to help the eye to pick out patterns, with a key displayed at the bottom.
CreditsMark Johnstone - Head of Creative Tim Allen - Project Lead Luke Clum - Creative Lead Hannah Smith - Content Strategist Vicke Cheung - Graphic Designer Volodymyr Kupriyanov - Data Journalist Andy Adams - Developer Tom Anthony - Data Collection