ABOUT THE PROJECT:
To respond to a specific location in Singapore, expressing it’s uniqueness through an abstract graphic form.
Create an A5 Saddle Stitched zine with a maximum of 8 pages.
Let’s go on a journey to Hell!
To focus on the effect that Ten Courts of Hell gives visitors, upon visiting that attraction. Tapping on to the creepy and scary vibe that Ten Courts give, to create an abstract zine that makes people hallucinate and trippy!
I wanted to focus on the punishments without text, and mostly pictorial. However, I was afraid that just pictures will not reach out to viewers on the punishment, thus the addition of the Chinese words illustrations.
I consistently used a colour scheme for each page, and only at the back cover page, bringing them together. Trippy/hallucinating art style was also incorporated in the artwork.
Stone – Grey
Cold – Blue
Heart – Red
Boiling – Orange
Tongue – Purple
Knives – Green
Feedback from classmates:
Feedback from Joy:
It’ll be better to have consistency in the Chinese words illustration
Colours are working out better with one colour on each page, and it comes well together on the last page.
Strongest spread – cooking spread (spread 2), which incorporates the mural & words.
Overall, I had really mixed feeling about the zine that I’ve created. I felt that I could’ve done way better than what was produced, but I couldn’t think of other ideas to make the zine abstract. There were many ideas floating around in my head, but none of them seem to tick the checklist of “abstract”. But, thankfully I didn’t give up!! I decided to start working randomly till an idea got to me, which I stuck with it through! Making a zine sure isn’t easy, as there are many pages to take care of, and it is very important to be consistent – something I’m not very good at. After many trial and errors, I finally got my zine to come along together and I’m just glad that at the end, it all (kinda) worked out well! Super hyped that I managed to create something I can call my own, from scratch, and I got to learn more about zine-making!
About 60% happy with my zine :’)
Fun fact: showed my mum my zine and she had goosebumps viewing it halfway, and didn’t dare to finish it HAHAHA.
Assignment 2, Completed!!