With the news of Prince’s untimely death, artist Gary Card unearthed a really wonderful purple inked illustration that he created several years ago for The Beat. The chart amusingly captured every distinctive hairstyle (both hair and head) that the musician sported between the years of 1978 and 2013. Card spoke about his incredible fondness for Prince and how he came up with the idea in an interview with Dazed Digital
I can’t even put into words how he has influenced me. When someone says something even close to a Prince lyric, I start singing, it’s like a weird compulsive tick. He’s all over my work, no matter how subtle, he’s probably in there in some way. Even my ambition is influenced by him, whenever I think I’m doing okay in my career I think, ‘Fuck, Prince had written 20 albums by my age, get back to work!’ …A couple of years ago Hannah Hanra at Beat asked me if I could illustrate a centerfold poster for her magazine. She basically said I could do what I wanted, I’ve always been obsessed with Prince’s hair so I immediately said, ‘How about a Prince hair chart showing every ’do he’s had for the 30 years?’ Hannah gave me the go ahead and off I went.
image via The Beat