ISBN: 978-1-904563-65-5 Publication Year: 2014 Hardback with dust jacket 290 x 290 mm 232 pages 86 Duotone b&w photographs 33,000-word text Photographs on 150 gsm Japanese Art Matt paper Text on 130 gsm ArjoWiggings acid-free recycled Eural offset paper
The design is based on three elements relevant to the story: shadows, secrets and revelations. Thus, rich black spreads across the pages to provide a mysterious and intimate mood. The interior layout features a body of black and white photographs divided by three chapters of text inserted in the centre in the manner of a book inside a book. Fonts: Sackers Roman, Sabon and Franklin Gothic.
Photographs were carefully crafted as custom duotone that were printed using high-density inks and finished with offset gloss varnish in order to achieve deep blacks and rich contrast. Images and text were printed on Japanese coated matte paper and acid-free recycled paper respectively.