Bob Dylan’s Hand Lettering Experience

We all spend many hours in front of our various screens, wrestling inspiration from the pixels in front of us. But sometimes you just have to unplug and step away from the digital realm to create something truly fresh. That’s what designer Leandro Senna did when he set out to create a hand lettering project based on Bob Dylan’s iconic prototype music video for the song “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”

Subterranean Homesick Blues

Leandro ended up creating 66 hand lettered cards in all, to represent all the lyrics in the song.

Check out the video below for the full effect, and also visit where you can view each card, and read more about the project.

Posted on: May 10, 2013

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

3 Comments on Bob Dylan’s Hand Lettering Experience

  1. eleanorpeachey

    May 10, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I am sure they have used letterpress printing because such perfection and cleanliness can be achieved only through letterpress machine only.

  2. Leandro Senna

    May 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Nope Eleanor
    u can check some pages done over the table on my web page

    theres no reason why o lie about such thing

  3. Kerry Jenkins

    May 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Great hand lettering, if you excuse all the typos!

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