bureau for graphic matters
08/2020 08/20

Book design for the photography series Wahala by Robin Hinsch. The images depict the places in the world where raw materials are extracted and the people living in these exploited areas. The cover is printed with heat sensitive ink — only when touched by a human hand the title underneath is revealed. This speaks metaphorically about the destructive human mark that is left in these areas and in combination with the color underneath it creates an oily look. Moreover the heaviness of the imagery is mirrored in the typographic layout — the type is set in a dark font style and the text columns feel compact.

Typeface: Söhne by Klim Type Foundry
Size: 250 × 300 mm
Paper: Arena white smooth, 120 g/m² & BD (SilverDigital) matte, 150 g/m²
Print: 4/4-colored digital printing at Thinkprint GmbH, Hamburg
Binding: Thread stitching, half linen
Finishing: Thermochromatic paint on front and back cover
Edition of 10