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Music Tribes

Music Tribes

Most music fans are used to being unfairly summed up by the contents of their iTunes library. In a series of playful images for Q music magazine, Jonathan Williams indulges in some affectionate stereotyping of musical tribes - illustrating the territorial tendencies of fiercely protective fan bases and the labels that come along with them. Meet the Little Monster, the Mod Dad, the Earnest Pitchforker - and seven other hilarious music tribes.

Little Monster
Mod Dad
Earnest Pitchforker