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Rattlesnake

illustrated lyric book

An illustrated narrative set to the lyrics of the song “Rattlesnake” by St. Vincent. The song represents a questioning of the singer’s own existence, and is based on an experience she had while she was alone in the desert. St. Vincent later described the song as a creation story of sorts. I was inspired to create an illustrated narrative based on the song, exaggerating the scale of elements such as the snake and the human figure to reflect the sense of urgency and depth of the questions asked in the song, and to make the story feel mythical. I chose a somewhat loose and expressive illustration style in order to reflect the emotion in the song, and to give the visuals a primal, expressive quality fitting of the song’s content.

Art direction: Abby Guido, Tyler School of Art

Rattlesnake

illustrated lyric book

An illustrated narrative set to the lyrics of the song “Rattlesnake” by St. Vincent. The song represents a questioning of the singer’s own existence, and is based on an experience she had while she was alone in the desert. St. Vincent later described the song as a creation story of sorts. I was inspired to create an illustrated narrative based on the song, exaggerating the scale of elements such as the snake and the human figure to reflect the sense of urgency and depth of the questions asked in the song, and to make the story feel mythical. I chose a somewhat loose and expressive illustration style in order to reflect the emotion in the song, and to give the visuals a primal, expressive quality fitting of the song’s content.

Art direction: Abby Guido, Tyler School of Art

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