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In the Sicilian mountaintop village of Gangi, the pace of life is slow but the pace of change is comparatively fast. Linda Brownlee’s photos of the family of her Irish-Sicilian friend Aisling Farinella combine to form a sensitive and intimate portrait of life in this remote location. Having spent just four weeks capturing the images, Brownlee carefully refined the edit over the following two years, collecting the body of work with short texts from Farinella in this very special publication. The challenge was an exercise in restraint – allowing the imagery to spreak for itself and the brief moments of narrative to weave their way throughout the publication in a whisper of words.


The green Brillianta cloth and spine covering, as well as the pale blue endpapers are inspired by the natural tones of the Sicilian landscape, while the colour plates are printed on Munken Lynx, a luxurious and soft uncoated stock. The first edition is signed and numbered in an edition of 350, of which 20 are special edition that include a print. 128 pp, 62 colour plates 206mm × 256mm Full colour offset printing on 150gsm Munken Lynx Swiss bound linen hardcover with matt white foil blocked title and spine.

Additional Information

Award Category: Printed Book Design
Designer(s): David Wall and Conor Nolan
Entrant: WorkGroup