Along with art and design, I write music and lyrics. Lost at Sea is one of my favorite songs I've ever written, and has helped me countless times since I wrote it. It's one of those songs that always makes things a bit better. I decided to make a zine-like book from the song lyrics, using block prints to illustrate scenes in the song.
I broke the lyrics down into smaller sections and created illustrations for each. Using the illustrations, I hand-carved blocks for each spread and printed them. I then scanned in the prints to create the layout and figure out the position of the type.
Every spread features a hand-carved block print that corresponds with the lyrics on the page. The lyrics themselves are printed on vellum that overlays the prints, to allow both pieces to work together while giving each the ability to stand on their own.