September 27, 2019

UNDER THREAT

Under Threat: An Album of Endangered Animals is the stunning collaboration between nonfiction author Martin Jenkins and graphic designer Tom Frost.


In Under Threat, readers meet thirty animals from all around the globe who are in danger of going extinct. Each page is designed to look like a stamp, so essentially reading the book means traveling the world to collect big, beautiful stamps full of animal images and information. Jenkins' text discusses the reasons that so many species are endangered and what people of any age can do to enact change.


Each animal has its own spread, and Frost designed each spread to look the backside and frontside, respectively, of a vintage stamp. The backside features facts about the animal and a map of its home country, while the frontside has a portrait of the animal with the currency of the country. Even though the book is technically oversized, it feels like a portable passport––and a striking one at that.


Under Threat: An Album of Endangered Animals published in the States earlier this year from Candlewick Studio.



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