Master Chart of Influence


If you’ve ever wondered what and who influences the hipsters, fashionistas and society types drinking beside you, then take a moment to ponder this deliciously intricate little infographic from the Wall Street Journal.

Always fans of a systemics and influence flowcharts, this one lies somewhere between the amusing (and even more amusingly accurate) Sartorialist flowchart from a while back and Alfred H. Barr’s seminal ‘Cubism and Abstract Art‘ design from the mid-1930s. Which, given how much we adore those two, is a pretty nice place to find oneself, we reckon.

Now. How to apply this to the 20th Century’s cocktail trends, from Sazeracs to Cosmos and back again… Tell us we’re not onto something, we dare ya.

Source: WSJ