This was the first of a huge four-part series by the award-winning UK investigations team.
The idea of the Kremlin's shadow looming over 10 Downing Street and a dead body felt like we communicated the right message, without having to depict anyone in particular. It was also important to show the police in the shadow, and I had police tape cover up the key words in all of the headlines – in this case "Russia". The theme of the Kremlin shadow and police tape ran through the other three headers, as did the typography, illustration, and colour treatment. This investigation was a finalist in The Pulitzer Prizes, 2018