This chart is made with Copyright-friendly Practices: out of appreciation for the original artists, we've only used public domain material in this project: the album and song titles, as well as stock images of Abbey Road Studios, instruments, and more, are available for public use.
2017 was the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. We've loved Sgt. Pepper since we were teens, and wanted to create a visually exciting array of anecdotes and details that give fans an inside look at how The Beatles® broke the rules of what an album could be.
It was a labor of love, music, and design. As we poured through books and articles about the songs, and reviewed every lyric, we became hooked: we had to turn this knowledge into a chart that would educate and entertain. After three months of research, sketches, and design, we've assembled our most ambitious chart yet: a visual biography of the ideas and ingenuity behind Sgt. Pepper.
Like the actual vinyl, our illustration of the record (at the center of the chart) measures 12". To indicate the way the 13 song tracks were cut into the original vinyl record, we referenced photographs of the 1967 vinyl LP and duplicated the exact length, width, and diameter of every track.
Printed in Wisconsin on thick, 100lb. FSC-certified archival paper stock
Hand-signed by the designer