Katrina McHugh's Natural Science Images Reference Famous Songs

By: Joey Haar - Nov 8, 2016
References: flightdesign.co & theverge
To complete the 100 Days Project, designer and artist Katrina McHugh combined two unlikely sources: naturalist illustrations and pop music. McHugh's prints, called '100 Days of Lyrical Natural Sciences,' reference the lyrics from pop songs of all genres by depicting them as natural science charts and illustrations that were once common in encyclopedias before the age of the Internet.

The 100 Days Project is a challenge to artists and designers to create a new work every day for 100 days -- no matter how grand or how small. Katrina McHugh's concept for the project is perfect because of the massive wealth of pop songs that could potential fit in one way or another.

In some cases, the lyrics in Katrina McHugh's series are immediately apparent, such as with 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough.' Others take more thinking, like with 'Feeling Good' by Nina Simone.