William Adams’ Qasr Ibrim: The Ballaña Phase is a general excavation memoir detailing the work carried out at Qasr Ibrim in Sudan. As well as standard cleaning up of text and formatting, the typesetting of the book, totalling 304 pages, included:

  • tables of data set within the text
  • two appendices of tables extending across seventy pages
  • line drawings set within the text
  • a couple of instances of Greek text
  • a section of plates at the end of the book. There are between two and four images on each plate, often of varying proportions. I needed to consider not only the aesthetics, but also using as much of the space as I could whilst ensuring some of the lower-resolution images weren’t so large they became pixelated
  • some basic work in Photoshop, in particular with the images on the front and back covers; the photos were taken in the 1970s and the colour balance needed adjusting

 

  • Title: Qasr Ibrim: The Ballaña Phase
  • Author: William Y Adams and Nettie K Adams
  • Publisher: The Egypt Exploration Society
  • Year of publication: 2013
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