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British rock / electronic / post-hardcore band Enter Shikari have created a wealth of heavily politicised music over the course of ten years and four albums. They have become one of the most influential British rock bands of their generation, through their belief that their music can inspire change.
Dear Future Historians is a limited edition book featuring front-man Rou Reynolds own song interpretations and social commentary alongside all of their lyrics to date. This cased, limited edition includes an abundance of full-colour album artwork, posters and exclusive photos.
Enter Shakari / Faber Music
Limited Edition Book Design
Enter Shakari formed in 2003. Their debut album, Take to the Skies, was released in November 2007. The limited edition book that the band wanted to produce was to include all lyrics for singles and albums alongside essays explaining song lyrics as well as social commentary. The book was to document all artwork from singles, albums, posters, flyers and photography both personal and professional. Needless to say it was quite a task to organise and setup a design that was going to be flexible enough to meet all the needs of the content.
With 15 years worth of content to include in the book, the first task was to establish how we were going to break down the areas of work. Because some of the singles, albums, artwork, photography and essays were created at different times, it was decided we would split the book into eras. This allowed any work that was created within a time span of up to 5 years to be categorised as an ‘era’. The book was split into 4 era’s, each having a strong typographic double page starting spread to make a clear separation between each one.