New Illustrated Book Helps Us Make Sense of Kanye West’s Lyrics

10/26/2009 12:51 PM |

Through the Wire

Renowned illustrator and Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton has collaborated with Kanye West on a forthcoming book project, creating a series of 12 drawings that match the lyrics of 12 Kanye tracks, all of which add up to something like an autobiography in lyrics, music and images.

The two worked together once before on the music video for “Heard ‘em Say”, and of course Kanye is quickly stacking up a sizable bibliography, including his book of quotables Thank You and You’re Welcome and the volume of photographs of the pop star, Glow in the Dark. Through the Wire: Lyrics and Illuminations hits shelves on November 10 from Atria. For his next book project, maybe Kanye can get Takashi Murakami to animate an anime series about his exploits called “The Good Life.” (NOTCOT)