The original assignment for this project was to research artists within the 19th century. Research went into information on the artist. This being their life, any interviews and work published. While researching, a set of word maps and idealist were generated.
A San-serif and serif typeface were chosen to show a dichotomy with the city of Paris. While it is beautiful, it can also be a dangerous place. The design needed to focus on typography more than illustration and color. Typography within each spread works as visual elements that dance along the compositions, replacing illustration. The weight of each of these designs were set to light to not over power Brassaï’s photography. The copy addresses some of the stories of Brassaï’s life and gives an informative brief on the photographs. Some go over how the photograph was taken and its location.