Ben Woodhams



2019  · 300 × 240mm  · 224pp

It was a delight to work with artist and friend Ben Woodhams on the book of this major art project.

Over a full year, Ben had made 52 weekly walks that covered the entire coast of the Danish island of Bornholm, where he lives. Each walk lasted from dawn until dusk, where Ben captured the changing light, textures, weather and wildlife he encountered in numerous watercolour paintings. By the end of the project, these combined into a beautiful and inspiring record of the island’s coast over a year.

My challenge as the designer was to find typographic solutions to accommodate both English and Danish texts within a single volume and to keep the layouts lively and varied without becoming cluttered. A flexible grid helped with the layout, and a subtle change in the weight of the typeface helped differentiate the two languages.

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