boy and his dog. story of a secret untold

  • author: Inese Zandere
  • illustrator: Reinis Pētrsons

size: 154x219mm

year: 2017, 2018

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This book is based on true events and tells the story of Žanis Lipke's son Zigis who helped his father hide jews during the World War II. The novel is to be published in volumes, in three seperate, simple brouchures as books were often published in Zigis' childhood due to financial shortage. The idea behind design was to evoke a feeling of the time and events through purely visual means. The first reader has to cut the pages open to uncover the secret that is mentioned in the book's title, but it is also a common polygraphic practise of the time. The yellowish colour palette was chosen to make illustrations look aged, but the childish, stiff and awry figures represent Zigis' perspective.