This piece is the result of the final major project of my degree. With the project being self directed and the one that would represent my time on the course, I wanted to choose a topic that would push me. After reading 'The Psychopath Test' by John Ronson, I became interested in the concept that psychopathy works on a spectrum and in certain intelligent and non-violent individuals, it can actually be the key to success. This theory is otherwise known as functional psychopathy.
Influenced by museums such as the Wellcome Collection in London, I decided to create a fictional exhibition and an accompanying book based on the aforementioned theory. Using a combination of 3D exhibition design, infographics, editorial design, illustration, colour theory and custom typography, I explored various theories, analogies and studies as well as carrying out a questionnaire myself on the subject and set about interpreting the information visually.
The resulting book and 3D posters, using minimalist layouts set on grey paper to represent the psychopathic brains dulled senses and lack of activity as well as reflecting the theory that psychopathy is the next step in modern day evolution, demonstrate all the areas of the condition and showcase my diversity and range as a designer.