Song Infographic

March 2012 | This is an infographic showing the top songs at the time, and just how repetitive they are. My goal here was to convey as much information as possible, as simply as possible, while creating a design that is both intriguing and aesthetically pleasing.

I liked the idea of using concentric circles to represent the song since the patterns they created resembled records, or ripples, or even sound waves coming out of a speaker, which all work for the subject of the illustration. I listened to each song (despite how painful some of them were), and marked the times they repeated their “hook”. Each repetition became a ring in the song’s circle, which created an interesting visual timeline.