British graphic designer Rob Ricketts has designed a series of posters that illustrate the seminal 808 basslines from classic tracks dance tracks of yore. The Roland TR-808 is one of the most fundamental instruments of EDM, with a very classic analog look, which makes the posters not only super appealing to music nerds but also beautifully designs pieces of art. As Ricketts explains:
“A series of informative posters detailing how some of the most notable drum sequences were programmed using the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine. Each sequence has been analyzed and represented as to allow users to re-programme each sequence, key for key.”
There are currently four posters in the Program Your 808 series : Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock”; Cybotron’s “Clear”; “A Guy Called Gerald’s “Voodoo Ray”; and Adonis’ “No Way Back”. No word on cost, but if you want your own poster, just email Ricketts and he’ll get one out to you.