Words of Revolver

Nicole Nigh Hondros's avatar Nicole Nigh Hondros

Look closely at my pen and ink artwork. It is made up entirely of letters. There are no lines or shapes, only the song title and lyrics of each tune on the Beatles Revolver album presented in order exactly once. As a Beatles fan and an artist, I have always been drawn to the visuals the Beatles included with their music. They took the album cover from a good way to store a record to masterpieces of art and photography that defined a decade. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles Revolver, I was inspired to create a work of art that combined the music inside the cover with the visual on the outside. Words of Revolver is the result of that marriage, and after 800+ hours of work, I feel like I know every inch of the Beatles Revolver album. Artwork Stats : 3 bottles of ink, 4 calligraphy pen nibs (tips), 14 songs, 48” x 48” unframed, 800+ hours of work, 2,233 words, 10,808 letters; Photos above: the full art, close ups, and the art with Revolver cover artist Klaus Voorman

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 0 inches (1.5 inches framed)
  • Medium: Pen and ink
  • Width: 48 inches (56 inches framed)
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 48 inches (56 inches framed)