Thursday, May 07, 2009
Tyson 85 Book
This is one of those projects I've picked up and put down too many times this year and finally finished this week. It's a handmade book of drawings about the people Mike Tyson fought in 1985 (His first year as a professional boxer). His 19th birthday and the death of his adopted father and trainer are also documented in there. I couldn't find photos of anyone he fought in 85 so I looked all the fights up on youtube and drew from them. They're really low quality hand held videos, but definitely worth checking out. Mike was an unstoppable force, knocking people out left, right and center on his way to the top that year.
I illustrated, designed, printed and assembled this thing myself so it's a limited edition of about 40 books for now. Once I figure out the best way to sell these and get them out there I'll let you know where you can pick one up. Until then you can PREVIEW IT HERE.