The Man Who Mistook His Wife
For A Hat is a book written in 1985
by the British neuropsychologist Oliver Sacks.
Here, Sacks documents in detail his most peculiar patients, including Dr P. a talented music teacher
who developed visual agnosia,
an impairment in recognition
of visually presented objects.
The concept for this book focuses on specific aspects of the illness making them the driving force behind the design choices of
this book. The focus of the story
is the daily life and struggles of
Dr P. allowing a deep connection between reader and patient.
My typographic response, therefore, attempts at bringing
to life the story of Dr P. and the
way he sees the world around him.