Lines Written and Drawn was designed to showcase the artist John Carroll Long’s unique form of narrative poetry alongside his artist portfolio. The relationship between the written word and imagery created an interesting opportunity for the book’s design. The challenge was to balance not only the large volume of artworks and text, but to create a foundation where so many aesthetically different artworks can live harmoniously together.
The result is a 176 page hardbound art book, displaying over 160 artworks. Elements of handmade brushstrokes and textures play homage to the creative process.