The mockumentary (or “rockumentary”) This Is Spinal Tap swept the nation upon release, causing the fake band to actually tour and release multiple albums. This lyric book focuses on songs featured in the mockumentary executed with colorful duotone imagery and bold typography. The overall aesthetic of the book contrasts the film but still portrays an accurate representation of Spinal Tap’s music style and vibe with a modern twist.
For this project, I created a grid system for the body of the lyrics that I also break in each spread to create dynamic movement and shifts in color and scale. I wanted the spreads to feel as in-your-face as Spinal Tap’s music. Combining stills from the movie along with different photography, I treated all of the images with a similar color palette and/or grunge texture and bitmapping.
You can view the site I made for Spinal Tap here
student work, Tyler School of Art
Art Director: Scott Laserow