Check Out Jean Jullien’s New Picture Book Inspired by The Lyrics to John Lennon’s “Imagine”
First of all, John Lennon’s iconic and beautifully peaceful 1971 song “Imagine” is without doubt incredibly apt for today’s political and social climate. It speaks volumes of truth behind how humanity should be viewing each other and ourselves, and its incredibly simple yet resounding message powerfully resonates to anyone willing to hear its words. Take said words, and have someone as gifted and skilled as arguably today’s most renown illustrator Jean Jullien, and you’ve got yourself something truly special. Straight forwardly titled John Lennon IMAGINE, the illustrated publication sees Lennon’s lyrics come alive through the narrative of birds, specifically your city-dwelling pigeon who replaces the more traditionally beautiful Dove of Peace, with olive brand in tow.
Speaking on the project, Jullien explains when flipping through the pages that you “join one little pigeon on her mission to spread the word of peace around the world… this book brings John Lennon’s enduring message of peace and tolerance to a new generation.” Going by the animated trailer for the book, we see birds of all shapes and colors join the Pigeon of Peace as she traverses the world spreading much needed love. Is if the project wasn’t perfect enough, the book also received a forward by Yoko Ono Lennon herself, and as the cherry on top, a royalty from every copy sold will go to charity Amnesty International. Enjoy the video in the jump above, and be sure to get your copy here.