dorothy's illustration reveals a hidden world within an analog mimimoog synthesizer dorothy's illustration reveals a hidden world within an analog mimimoog synthesizer
jul 15, 2016

dorothy's illustration reveals a hidden world within an analog mimimoog synthesizer

dorothy’s illustration reveals a hidden world within an analog mimimoog synthesizer

 

 

 

the ‘minimoog’ is a monophonic analog synthesizer, invented by bill hemsath and robert moog in 1972. large modular synthesizers were too expensive and not ideal for live performances so the alternative was designed to include the most important parts of the electronic instrument in a compact package. billed as ‘the moog for the road’ – the design revolutionised music, acquiring a cult-like following. manchester based studio dorothy, who has previously depicted hollywood star chartslost destinations and 3D war veterans, has used this device as a creative outlet to illustrate a miniature network within its modular form. 

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the illustration features 28 cameo’s from some of the world’s greatest electronic music pioneers

 

 

 

studio dorothy’s cutaway print imagines a miniature world of musicians hidden inside the ‘minimoog.’ the illustration features 28 cameo’s from some of the world’s greatest electronic music pioneers. each illustration details a different artist including sun ra, keith emerson, pink floyd, kraftwerk, brain eno, david bowie, gary numan, giorgio moroder, new order, daft punk, the prodigy mr bob moog himself. the detailed drawings express a graphic sensibility that pays homage to the disused electronic devise whilst revealing a hidden world within.

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inside the minimoog

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the detailed drawings express a graphic sensibility

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the illustration depicts a hidden world

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illustration of kraftwerk 

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illustration of pink floyd

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illustration of new order

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illustration of eno and bowie 

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illustration of the beastie boys

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illustration of parliament

 

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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