Musicians are no strangers to the literary world and a recent project has certainly shone light on this!
About a decade ago a man called Jeff Antebi, the founder of Waxploitation, had a dream of creating a book with his favourite musicians and artists. The idea was to have rock stars, illustrators, and actors collaborate on unique stories and artwork. Now 29 of those pairings make up the kooky, absorbing, and amazing project: Stories for Ways & Means.
Musicians and artists include Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Frank Black, Laura Marling, Alison Mosshart, Dan Baldwin, Swoon, Will Barras, Ronzo, Kai & Sunny, and many more.
Featured voices appear in short promo films from the likes of the great Danny Devito, Zach Galifianakis, Nick Offerman, King Krule, and Lauren Lapkus.
The stories are available in book form straight from the website- from $40 (£30) for the hardback to an exclusive signed edition for $490 (£374). Proceeds go to various charities including Room to Read and Pencils of Promise.
Check out the video below for an exciting look at this rockstar collaboration!
The Lonely Giant: Narrated by Andre Royo: Written by Nick Cave
Legendary partnerships from: Frank Black + Kai & Sunny, Laura Marling + Maria Rivans, Del the Funky Homosapien + Ronzo, Spencer Krug + SEPE, John Vanderslice + James Jean, Gibby Haynes + Daniel Anum Jasper, Alec Empire + Lidia de Pedro, Kathleen Hanna + Clare Rojas, Devendra Banhart + Daniel Muñoz “SAN”, Eugene Hütz + Candice Tripp, Manuel “Guajiro” Mirabal + Herakut, Justin Vernon + Sage Vaughn, Elliphant + Carlín Díaz, Micachu + Kirsty Whiten, Nick Cave + Anthony Lister, Jim James + Jacob Escobedo, Song Yuzhe + Asha Zero, Alison Mosshart + Dan Baldwin, Satomi Matsuzaki of Deerhoof + Kyotaro, Jason Lytle + “Heisuke Kitazawa or PCP”, Örvar Smárason + Lóa Hjálmtýsdóttir, Will Oldham + Swoon, Sera Cahoone + David Bray, Gary Numan + Cinta Vidal, Ernest Ranglin + Dave Kinsey, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan + Joe Coleman, Matthew Dear and Jennifer Dear + Josie Morway, Anna and Maria von Hausswolff + Alessia Iannetti.