In order to provide this collective with its unified identity, key methods and strategies from editorial design have been used as tools to help visualise the connections made and to present the project as a network in itself. The reader is advised to visualise the collective in the form of a giant network that connects various events and artefacts from history and the present.

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Each volume (represented as I-IX) is dedicated to a specific artefact(s) in a distinct period of time in the history of sugar. Artefacts (represented as A-X) are presented and discussed chronologically after which they form the segue to other significant events and artefacts discussed in upcoming sections.

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Artefacts are presented chronologically in an index in the first volume to present them as part of the narrative as a whole.

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Artefacts are attributed later in the final volume referenced from the index and when they appear in each volume. One can see the time progression in the form and visual identity of artefacts from one volume to another, as represented in the sources index.

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Small blurbs/captions placed alongside aim to position the artefacts and connect them to the line of enquiry. These form key commentaries that lead the reader through the fundamental associations to be made.

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The volumes also follow a simple system of referencing in relation to one another. The outer and inner edges of pages build references to pages in other volumes, connecting and completing the argument in question and offering an additional layer of reading.

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References are made in various other ways throughout the archive. One way is through a running trail of type that connects different sections when read together and provides the opening context for each volume. The trail map can be found at the end of the volumes, instructing the reader on how to piece them together.

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Another strategy is the use of images that are repeated, overlaid and sometimes broken across different volumes. They aim to pique interest and indicate to the sections to be read together.

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Apart from the covers, there is running type connecting the foreword and afterword in a strategy to represent the series as a whole. This type spills over onto the holding box and appears again in the research portfolio to connect its sections together.

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The project also aims to provide various opinions on the subject of sugar and not be fixated on presenting a ‘truth’. Essential discussions and lectures over the years are also represented in Volumes IV, V and VI along with a section for further readings in the final volume to position the project alongside other works of its kind.

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