THE MAN COMES AROUND

OBJECTIVE

Design a book with the lyrics of a song.

SOLUTION

After going through a selection of potential songs, I decided on Johnny Cash’s The Man Comes Around. The impactful lyrics provided a strong underlying meaning with which I based the concept of my book. Since the song relates to religion and tells of the coming of judgement day, a decision was made to include a series of biblical proverbs explaining how the world should ideally be, and these quotes were depicted through photographs. The idealistic depictions were contrasted with an overlay of newspaper articles and dramatic, true-life photographs.

ART DIRECTION

Paul Sheriff