We were given a word document with an article on Chuck Close and his relationship with Philip Glass and then a file folder full of images and told to make everything fit on four spreads.
My approach was to read the article in depth and look at a lot of Chuck Close's work. His portraits heavily use the grid system and I wanted to implement something similar. Inspiration was drawn from a quote in the article that talked about how for some of his work, when you looked at it in close proximity, it was abstract but when you looked at it from far away, you could see the full image clearly. This specific quote was the driving force behind the final design layout.
The final result heavily implemented the grid system. The images throughout the article were repeated and used in the grid system, and certain images had been zoomed in to mimic his abstract to non-abstract spectrum of work. A lot of white space was retained in order to mimic art galleries and let his work speak for itself against distraction.