Thursday, 2 August 2018

Jobs from the past - Number 106

Regular followers of this blog will know that my first post of every month is a "job from the past" so that I can show some of the really good work from years gone by and here's one from 2006...

Young Timebank - Students Pack 2006
This is an excellent example of a practical solution to a design problem. Timebank is a national volunteering charity which runs volunteer mentoring projects to tackle complex social issues. The brief for this project was a self contained ring binder to be shaped like a box so it could contain other items, pens pencils and loose papers. It is a student pack to be given to young people so it needed to be hardwearing and practical.
The above image shows the spine, which is hot foil blocked. The below image shows the way that the box file opens...
The above image shows the front of the box. This 'paper over board' folder is printed in two colours offset litho on our Colorset 100% Recycled 120gsm and is hot foil blocked in silver foil. The print result is superb, bright solid colours. The below image shows the back of the binder.
One of the real challenges was to make a "box file" that could still be used for writing in without having to take the sheets of paper out. What I suggested was to turn the normal box file format on it's head by fixing the binding mechanism out of the box, enabling the user to write on the sheets easily whilst still in the mechanism. Effectively it has made the box, the lid.
The closing flap has a hidden magnetic catch
The below image shows with the magnetic flap open
...and the flap closed
Below you can see the way that Colorset has worked excellently as a covering material on the tight returns.
Design is by Spyros Zevelakis. An excellent project which looks as good today as it did 12 years ago!
Posted by Justin Hobson 02.08.2018

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