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Oliver Sacks Series

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Book Design / Book Front Covers / 2012

Oliver Sacks has an unusual talent in that he can understand and piece together the far borderlands of neurological experience and the abnormalities of the human mind. I created a tableau to mirror visually Sacks’s conceptual ideas of discovery. Arranged together, the covers create a powerful view of a human head while individual covers deftly convey in graphic shorthand the neurological idiosyncrasies Sacks describes in each book. Colour atop the clinical black and white imagery represents the vibrancy Sacks discovers within his patients; the life that he finds where nothing was meant to exist.

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