The Works of Lucian Freud
Creating a book for an artist with an already established name and
legacy can be difficult. With this book, there were many ideas that
formed after seeing Freud's work for the first time.
What I wanted to encapsulate in this book was an uncomfortable, confined, feeling
for the reader to experience. Freud's work evoke an unfortable feeling when looked at
for the first time. With an extremely rigid design system, each page requires
the reader to navigate through tight columns placed right
against heavy blocks of text. Images being placed very close to type creates
an almost claustrophic feeling. The book is meant to be picked up and its orientation
will be changed in order for the reader to see some images clearly. Overall, the
entire experience of reading this book is to evoke the discomfort that is felt
in Freud's work.