Sydney, Cipher and Search

Client: Seafarer Books

Skills: Book design, book cover design, typography, photomontage, photo optimisation, cartography, display design

The Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney, disappeared with all hands in December 1941. Reports by German sailors that both the cruiser and their own raider had sunk after a battle were widely distrusted. Aided by decryptions of coded documents and interviews with German survivors, the author confirms the truth of the German accounts. The brief included the cover, page layout, photo sections, and various maps and cryptographic tables, along with graphics for a DVD, a banner display and a series of print adverts.