The Playlist Project: A Year-Long Series of Daily Drawings Inspired by Songs
Artist Robba Saldaña always cited music as being the main inspiration behind his work and wanted to create something that would visually show that. But picking one band or one song just wouldn’t do. Instead he started The Playlist Project, a year-long series where he drew a song illustration every day for a year. After 12 long months, the project finally came to an end this past March.
The illustrations have a ’70s-esque aesthetic with sharp, dynamic typography and edgy, literal drawings. Grouped by month, each illustrated “playlist” shows a colorful assortment of music that ranges from early ’00s rock (remember Papa Roach?) to current indie acts like Lana del Rey. The last song in the playlist? “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Doesn’t get more conclusive than that.