British-born Louise Brody has worked in England, Singapore and Italy, and is now based in Paris, where she specialises in book, catalogue, luxury brochure and magazine design. She has been the art director/designer of high-quality books produced by a variety of leading British, American and French publishers, and has worked for French government agencies or government-supported institutions including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Pompidou Centre and the International Chamber of Commerce.
She also takes commissions from private clients to produce books for important events or to commemorate achievements. Recent projects have been for the International New York Times (formerly Herald Tribune) – a 200-page publication celebrating Suzy Menkes's 25 years of fashion journalism which she designed and directed as well as a photo book for their 125th anniversary, and the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute in New York for whom she directed, designed and produced a book on Jacqueline de Ribes to accompany the exhibition of her Haute Couture collection.
Louise approaches her work with an eye for what the French call the “mise en page”. As in the theatre's mise en scène, this concept views the page as a kind of stage for visual information, in which the graphic elements – text blocks, images, colour, shapes – are arranged and presented, and in a sense, perform.
Her books on artists, architects and photographers show an instinctive affinity for the work of each individual and a facility in finding the best way to set off their creations. And her designs for publications like Le Journal des Arts, L'ŒIL and the ICC annual brochure offer straightforward, clear solutions for hard-working, information-packed pages. Having often been responsible for overseeing production as well as design she has developed a high level of technical expertise in print.
She is a firm believer in good design being at the service of content, and takes great pleasure in adapting her thinking and creativity to each specific project and client.
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