Leandro Senna undertook a mass of work in order to create this amazing video showcasing a unique typographical layout for all of the phrases quoted in Bob Dylan’s unforgettable song ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’. He made an oath not to use the computer to generate the imagery (at least beyond the edit) which required penciling, inking and painting 66 different art cards.
Here are his words about the project:
“I´ve been thinking for a lot of time on doing a personal project where I could get out of the computer for a little bit, and have pleasure doing something handmade. Getting back to the basics.
Inspired by Bob Dylan´s Subterranean Homesick Blues video, where he flips cards with the lyrics as the song plays, I decided to recreate those cards with handmade type. I ended up doing all the lyrics, and not just some of the words, as Dylan did.
There are 66 cards done in one month during my spare time using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes. The challenge was not to use the computer, no retouching was allowed. Getting a letter wrong meant starting the page over.
I had a lot of fun doing this project, researching, practicing and getting deeper on typography.
There are some intentional misspellings and puns on the original song video, so I tried to keep that in a certain way.”