The collected lyrics of Lou Reed features a self portrait with embossed type on its cover. The lyrics are divided into chapters according to each album. Every album has its own typographic style reflecting the overall mood and feel of the words and the music. The steadiness and simplicity of his work is reflected by the use of one single typeface throughout the book. This typeface gets drunk, does drugs, becomes incomprehensible, dresses up, is mean, visionary, gorgeous and glowing. Its Lou's voice.
CREATIVE DIRECTION / DESIGN: Stefan Sagmeister
Design: Stefan Sagmeister, Hjalti Karlsson, Jan Wilker
PHOTOGRAPHY : Timothy Greenfield Sanders