The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words” is the unifying theme of a new book project coming to life via Kickstarter. “Yellow” is a collection of pictures—more specifically, illustrations—each depicting a week of the current year. The publishing group Off Life has gathered together 52 artists and assigned each of them a week and tasked them with illustrating a news story that broke during their assigned week. The creators, who specialize in illustration and comic books, feel that illustrations can depict a story in ways photojournalism can’t. Or won’t.
The Kickstarter campaign has raised twice the fundraising goal of approximately $15,000, with two weeks left to go. The rewards for backers are simple: copies of the book, artists’ prints, and a premium reward to have one of the artists illustrate an event from your life. From headline news to human interest stories to the death of B.B. King, each week of 2015 will come to life through the illustrated pages of this hardcover volume.