New Designers Virgin Atlantic Award for Graphic Design
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
New Designers Virgin Atlantic Award for Graphic Design

This is a story about a secret shared by two men. A secret that would have a monumental effect on the world they live in, but they are divided as to what this effect would be. Pierre Aronnax, Professor at the Paris Museum, believes that this secret has the potential to enlighten all mankind to the mysteries of the seven seas. However Captain Nemo, Commander of the Nautilus, believes that if this secret was to fall into the wrong hands it would result in great suffering for all men.
This book is designed so that it can only be read by those that already possess the secret of the Nautilus - the power of electricity. Professor Pierre Aronnax's perspective is set in Didot, a popular French typeface from this period. This perspective will only become clear under blue light. Alternatively Captain Nemo's perspective is set in Akzidenz-Grotesk, which was released in the same period as this book's first publication and went on to become one of the first widely used sans serif typefaces. This perspective will only become clear under red light.


Left: Book Packaging
Top Right: Packaging Detail
Lower Right: Opened Packaging

Left: Book and Lights in Packaging
Top Right: Under Blue Light
Lower Right: Under Red Light

Left: Book Cover
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Lower Right: Under Red Light

Left: Book Spine Cover
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Lower Right: Under Red Light

Left: Title Page
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Left: Contents and Units of Measure
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Left: The Nautilus
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Lower Right: Under Red Light

Left: Page Detail
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Lower Right: Under Red Light

Left: Part One Divider Page
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Left: Part Two Divider Page
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Left: Part Two Divider Page Detail
Top Right: Under Blue Light
Lower Right: Under Red Light