Them Bones is a series of letterpress printed illustration based on the spiritual song written by James Weldon Johnson written in the early 1900s. The skeleton is based on the Albinus scientific illustration from the 1700s. The first page begins with only the first line of the song inked at the "foot bone." Each page has another piece of the print inked ending at "the head bone."
Because letterpress printing creates an impression into the paper you can feel the entire print on each page even when it is not inked.