August 31, 2011

David Bowie's Space Oddity as Children's Book

Photo: Phil Wallis/NME
David Bowie's classic single 'Space Oddity' has been turned into a free children's book.

Graphic designer Andrew Kolb has taken the lyrics from Bowie's 1969 track and used them as the inspiration for his book of the same name. Although it currently only exists as a free digital copy on his website, he is hoping to release a physical version in the future.

In an interview with WiredKolb said:
It was one thing to make images that corresponded to the lyrics, but it was another to try to make it function as a visual story on top of that. In my early drafts it didn't really work as a picture book, and that was my goal all along.

He went on to add:
It's been really cool hearing all these different interpretations of the lyrics, and all I can say is that the approach I took was the one that translated best to an image-based story. Either way, how could you not have fun designing spacesuits and jet packs!?


My thoughts:
I adore Daivd Bowie! I keep hoping he'll go on tour just for the fun of it - who needs a new record? 

Of course, I do know the best Bowie tribute performer of all time, David Brighton, I can always go see him while I'm waiting. He's talented AND a sweetheart!  You should check him out if you ever get the chance!


Shawn O'hara said...

That is soooo cool. Anything Bowie is awesome.
I thought Major Tom would be taller.

Orchid said...

That's awsome,

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