letterpress chapbook made with photo polymer, hand-set type, and a woodblock circle.
The concept here is rooted in Bastille's song Laughter Lines. The thin topographic lines record the history and wear of the earth just as laughter lines record our history and experience.
I wanted the piece to function not only as a book, but also as a stand-alone structure, so I printed the topographic lines on the inside of the booklet to give it an additional texture.
I used warm and rich colors to enhance the meaning of the lyrics as well as to fit the feeling of the music.
The woodblock circle represents the trunk of a tree whose rings also indicate the passing of time. There are also mentions of trees in the lyrics.