Sentinels of the Sea: A Miscellany of Lighthouses Past

Authored by R.G. Grant and published by Thames&Hudson, The Sentinels of the Sea reveals the isolation and vulnerability of the dedicated lighthouses, highlighting the triumphs and failures in humanity’s battle with the forces of nature. Within the design of the book i sought a balance between these aspects; darkness and light, revelation and isolation. A classical and a melancholic tone in the typographic style, the text blocks are isolated on the page by the bright orange map frames. 

 

Also the line drawings emphasise the intricate, elegant architectural plans and elevations, and evocative period drawings and photographs showcase the innovative designs and technologies. Gold foil blocking shines through on the cover and mimicking the flashing lights of the lighthouses.