Graveface Records Launches Campaign to Fund Art Book Featuring John Darnielle, Will Sheff, Jason Molina

Graveface Records Launches Campaign to Fund Art Book Featuring John Darnielle, Will Sheff, Jason Molina
If you're a follower of indie music, chances are that you've seen the work of William Schaff, as the Providence, RI-based artist has designed album covers for Okkervil River, Songs: Ohia, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and more. Now, a Kickstarter campaign is underway to fund an art book containing some of his work.

The book is being put together by Savannah, GA's Graveface Records, run by Schaff, and it promises to offer a couple of high-profile contributors. The introduction was written by Mountain Goats leader John Darnielle and section intros were penned by Will Sheff of Okkervil River and Darren Jackson of Kid Dakota.

Even cooler, Songs: Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co songwriter Jason Molina penned some original tunes specifically for the project. These tracks were recorded a few years ago and have never been previously released. They will come on a ten-inch record that will accompany the book. As a thank-you to Molina, 10 percent of all proceeds will go to help pay for his medical bills.

According to the Kickstarter page, the goal is to "make a beautiful 11x11 hardcover art book of at least 60 pages featuring Schaff's music related artwork from childhood until now." To make this happen, Graveface will need to raise $14,040, and as of press time, the campaign is well on its way to reaching that goal.

Of course, if you donate money to the project, you'll be eligible for a variety of prizes that range from a high-five to an original piece of artwork. Check out all the details here.

Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.