Ain't No Grave Can Hold Johnny Cash Down : Blog Of The Nation The Johnny Cash Project solicits portraits of the icon from anyone who cares to draw one through the website.  Those portraits are then played in sequence to his song, "Ain't No Grave." The result is a spellbinding tribute to the Man in Black.
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Ain't No Grave Can Hold Johnny Cash Down

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I've long been a fan of Johnny Cash, but my husband has a particular love for the Man in Black. And this weekend, he found this most amazing thing: The Johnny Cash Project.

It's a crowd-sourced art project dedicated to Cash, directed by Chris Milk. Through the site, anyone can create and submit a portrait of him, that then becomes part of a video for "Ain't No Grave."

Strung together and played in sequence over the song, the portraits will create a moving, ever evolving homage to this beloved musical icon.  What’s more, as new people discover and contribute to the project, this living portrait will continue to transform and grow, so it’s virtually never the same video twice.

It's phenomenal, it's heartbreaking, and it brings Cash alive once again. Some of the portraits are crude, some are breathtakingly beautiful. But I think it's safe to say each one brought the artist a little closer to Cash.