Surely there may never again be anything like it…

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  • The title is taken from an article in The Times newspaper of 1956 reporting the remarkable feat in a cricket Test match in which an entire team (Australia) were beaten by one man (Jim Laker). I am fascinated by archive material and old news reports. With this project I wanted to explore how this material could be re-purposed into a format that would appeal to a modern day audience. Working with material from the archive of The Times, I designed a series of books covering all aspects of the newspaper's reporting over its more than 200 year history - news, sports, the arts, cultural life etc. I created a hardback from the sport series based on all the reports of this famous cricket game. The reports were set in a more readable format that the historic newspapers and are contextualised with images from the world of 1956.