The panel thought the form of this book an excellent choice. The warm yellow has been used to beautiful effect, giving the whole a certain charge – for this warm, cheerful colour has nothing to do with the subject: life in the area surrounding Chernobyl thirty years after the nuclear disaster. Here the use of colour tempers the grey sadness of the subject. The nature photography is superb. A book divided into three sections, without bells or whistles and in which the right choices have been made: from the paper to the illustrations and from the cover photo to the desolate title on the spine.

Author Esther Hessing, Sophieke Thurmer

Year 2016

Language Dutch, English, translated by Caroline McNeal

Edited by Sophieke Thurmer; Rob van Hoesel, Carel Fransen, Esther Hessing (picture editing)

Publisher The Eriskay Connection, Breda

Designer Rob van Hoesel, Carel Fransen

Prepress Colour & Books (Sebastiaan Hanekroot), Apeldoorn

Printer MullerVisual Communication / GrafiPlaza, Amsterdam; printmanagement by Fine Books, Weesp (Jos Morree)

Binder Hexspoor, Boxtel

Size 237 x 314 x 14 mm

Number of pages 136 p.

Print run 600

Price € 30

ISBN 978 94 92051 23 3

Font Larish Neue (RP Digital Type Foundy), Grotesque (Monotype)

Binding style Sewn Otastar (Interior with narrower insets.)

Material 135gsm Soporset Premium, 210gsm Sirio Color Limone, 100gsm Munken Pure (interior); 350gsm Korsnäs Artisan (cover)