Friday, March 18, 2011

One hundred and eight hairdos that have rocked you

Brian and Freddie got (almost) equal billing on a cool poster from Pop Chart Labs called A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts in Popular Music.

Freddie landed at #56 and Brian at #57, although I don’t think their ranking is anything more than a layout decision by the poster designer.

The portraits are definitely not in alphabetical order, nor is there a clear association between how these pop music sub-genres are arranged — Brian and Freddie are a mere hair’s length away from Bob Marley or even Hall and Oates, two very different musical artists.

If there was any doubt that a hairstyle is the key characteristic in one’s physical appearance, you just need to look at these 108 samples and you can almost immediately tell who they are even without the names underneath. Speaking of Daryl Hall, his portrait could actually stand in for Roger, now that I look more closely at it. I’m even tempted to draw similarities with John’s mid-80s haircut with a few samples here, but I’ll refrain from doing so.

I do like how the coloured background allows for the blondes and brunettes in the collection to be depicted in their natural state, but what about the red heads in the crowd? (Hmm, who would that be, I wonder?)

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