1968: Connecting Chaos

 

MFA PROJECT
Tyler School of Art

 

PROFESSOR
joe scorsone


In the history of any country, there are, arguably, years that are of greater significance than others. 1968 was an earth-shaking, watershed year in the United States, when people rose up across the globe to assert their own power and opinion. 1968 was a year where assassinations, war, and protest were juxtaposed against progress in music, technology, and film. It was a time when the nation hurtled, full speed into extreme self-awareness. This poster book reflects upon the unrest and disorder of the year by visually connecting major events in a non-linear way, emulating the constantly conflicting feelings of chaos and hope 1968 manifested. 

 
 

"In 1968, America was a wounded nation. The wounds were moral ones; the Vietnam War and three summers of inner-city riots had inflicted them on the national soul, challenging Americans' belief that they were a uniquely noble and honorable people."

-Thurston Clarke