Free Download: The ‘We Are Not Sick’ Lyric Book

Print and make your own We Are Not Sick lyric book/zine!

Now you can download, print, cut and fold your own lyric book of all the songs from We Are Not Sick‘s debut album Sad by Design.

This mini-book of lyrics accompanied the main zine (including an interview with Geert) at our Lange Nacht music festival event, where my School of Common’s research lab – Band of Burnouts – collaborated with Geert and John to present their experimental theory project We Are Not Sick. It contains the lyrics to each song from the album and is great fun to read along as one listens.

Whether you host a collective listening session or simply put the dance-able theory sounds on at home, we wanted to put up this easy to make booklet as a shared resource to bring some free fun back into critical theory.

Top: The zine file before it’s folded and cut
Bottom: Printed zine with folds and cut, ready for assembly

What to do:

Download the pdf  and print it on either A3 (recommended, see scale below) or A4. Use your office printer, send it to a friend to print at their’s, ask your uni mentor to print it in the school library, or DIY at home – whatever!

Pro tip: If you want to make multiple copies, print out the first and then photocopy/xerox the rest to add some noise and amp up the low-fi feel.

Folding Instructions

An 8-page zine really is a beautiful thing. It doesn’t require any complicated double side printing, just one straight print and then fold + cut.

Here are some directions on how to fold and cut the A3/A4 print to assemble it into an 8-page zine.

Share, spread, gift, warp, whatever! Have fun with it and feel free to send us your creations or tell us what you do with it.

Typeface credits:

Thank you to Velvetyne Type Foundry for Avara by Raphaël Bastide + Wei Huang + Lucas Le Bihan + Walid Bouchouchi + Jérémy Landes, Le Murmure by Jérémy Landes, and Outward by Raoul Audouin, and A—Z Berlin for their collaborative font Connecting A—Z.


Jess Henderson

Jess Henderson, founder of No Fun and Outsider, is an independent writer and researcher based in Zürich and Amsterdam. She is the author of Offline Matters: The Less-Digital Guide to Creative Work (Amsterdam: BIS Publishers, 2020), and is currently undertaking the first transdisciplinary study of the burnout.