Zarez, Issue no. 294

Zarez is a bi-monthly publication that comments on social and cultural events. The cover of each issue is designed by a different author-designer. In October 2010, Ian got the chance to design the cover for issue number 294. The cover article had to do with the quality of print news media in Croatia and the level to which it had fallen, and the rise of tabloids which was becoming more and more pervasive in our information arena. Sensational headlines from the internet pages of Croatia’s leading daily newspapers alternate with photographs from the trash-filled streets of Naples during the garbage-collection and dump strikes of 2010. While in both cases the point is trash, the implication is that trash generated by media tabloids often has worse implications for society than uncollected, actual physical garbage.

Zarez nr. 294 front and back cover