Pāri mūriem are the Latvian words for Over the walls. This book is a glimpse into the everyday life of ten young men incarcerated in the juvenile detention centre of Latvia. Behind walls, they let us feel through their own eyes what it is like to wait for a sentence to expire. Together, we are switching from their claustrophobic boredom to their wish for freedom, sneaking in and out the prison walls. However, this virtual escape attempt could not be left unnoticed to the prison system.
We used F Grotesk designed by Radim Peško for its neutrality and its sharp aspects, matching the knife of the censorship that is present in the book. On the book cover, a rectangle was debossed and the title was screen printed on canvas.