Sometimes with design - the journey is just as fascinating as the end result.

Sony Music commissioned this stunning typographic timeline for their offices to commemorate their 125 year musical history. Designed by graphic artist Alex Fowkes, the installation features nearly 1000 names of artists signed to Sony's labels from 1887 to the present. The timeline is organized by decade into 54 columns measuring over 2 meters tall - covering almost 150 square meters in total.

Check out the incredible behind the scenes video above to see how this piece came together.

via Sony Music Timeline.