Case 1: The Clash is a self-created zine made by hand and manipulated on the computer which compares the album track list from "Combat Rock" by The Clash to psychological disorders. 

Client

Self

Role

Book Design, Concept, Creative Direction

PROJECT STATEMENT

The goal was to explore making a zine in a traditional handmade style using cut-up papers in a punk collage to give homage to the era and personality of The Clash. The visuals and overall page layout would represent a psychological disorder and the relation between it and a song off of the album. 

Case 1: The Clash is a self-initated zine that uses the album "Combat Rock" by The Clash and relates it to psychological disorders. Each spread represents a track of the album in listening order and was given a specific psychological disorder that most closely matched the content, mood or lyrics of the song. For example, Track 3 is "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and was paired bipolar disorder. A cut-up, punk style collage was used to to give homage to the era and personality of The Clash. The visuals and overall page layout represent each disorder and the relation between it and the song. Words from the song as well as the song title, disorder name and defintion are incorporated in each spread.

Case 1: The Clash is a self-initated zine that uses the album "Combat Rock" by The Clash and relates it to psychological disorders. Each spread represents a track of the album in listening order and was given a specific psychological disorder that most closely matched the content, mood or lyrics of the song. For example, Track 3 is "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and was paired bipolar disorder. A cut-up, punk style collage was used to to give homage to the era and personality of The Clash. The visuals and overall page layout represent each disorder and the relation between it and the song. Words from the song as well as the song title, disorder name and defintion are incorporated in each spread.

Case 1: The Clash is a self-initated zine that uses the album "Combat Rock" by The Clash and relates it to psychological disorders. Each spread represents a track of the album in listening order and was given a specific psychological disorder that most closely matched the content, mood or lyrics of the song. For example, Track 3 is "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and was paired bipolar disorder. A cut-up, punk style collage was used to to give homage to the era and personality of The Clash. The visuals and overall page layout represent each disorder and the relation between it and the song. Words from the song as well as the song title, disorder name and defintion are incorporated in each spread.

APPROACH

Each spread represents a track off of the album in listening order and was given a specific psychological disorder that most closely matched the content, mood or lyrics of the song. For example, Track 3, "Should I Stay or Should I Go" was paired bipolar disorder. 

Words from the song as well as the song title, disorder name and defintion are cut up and  incorporated in each spread. The page spread and different manipulations of each page closely relate to either the song or the disorder chosen. Can you figure out which disorder is represented on each pages below?

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PROCESS

Each page was made by printing and cutting millions of images and laying them out by hand. They were manipulated both in this process and while scanning each page by sections from a scanner onto a computer. Once scanned they were pieced back together and reprinted. This is the only picture from the chaos in that process.

Each page was made by printing and cutting millions of images and laying them out by hand. They were manipulated in this process and while scanning each page by sections onto a computer. Once scanned they were pieced back together and reprinted to give it this punk look.

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