This Way Madness Lies

Thames & Hudson

This Way Madness Lies explores the meaning of mental illness through the successive incarnations of the institution that defined it: the madhouse; the lunatic asylum; and the mental hospital. It explores the diverse and often contradictory ideas surrounding mental illness. This publication accompanied a major exhibition at Wellcome Collection in September 2016 titled Bedlam.

Different eras of the asylum is visually represented with historically-matching typography and layout.