Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues - A Hand Lettering Experience
–Posted by Calum Sager on 26 September 2012
Typographer Leandro Senna has created this brilliant short film inspired by Bob Dylan's video for 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'.
"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." -Leandro Senna
Bob Dylan's original video for 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' is also posted below.
If you would like to see all of the pages and a bit of the process please click here.
To visit Leandro's website please click here.