Monday, 1 February 2010

Jobs from the Past - Number 5

Regular followers will know that my first post of every month is a "job from the past" (see posts on 01.10.2009, 01.11.2009 & 01.12.2009 etc etc.) so that I can show some of the memorable jobs from times past, and here's one from back in 2007.

At this Rate - awareness campaign
This job is for the Rainforest Action Network. The purpose of the publication is to highlight the scale of the destruction of the world's rainforests. Design is by Studio8, Matt Willey and Zoƫ Bather were designers on the project. The amazing photography is by Giles Revell.

The size of the job is 220mm x160mm portrait and is best described as an 8pp cover with a 24pp text. The text is actually formed by a long concertina (with one join) and the 8pp cover, which has a 10mm capacity spine actually works as a "dustjacket". It was constructed like this for reasons of both economy and ecology! The whole job actually comes out of one B1 sheet of paper meaning that it was relatively economical from a printing point of view and it was also not wasteful which is in line with the clients aims and objectives.

The book forms a series of spreads which really show off the stunning photography and make the spreads very powerful. Below is "Every day we lose an area larger than all five boroughs of New York City" It is quite simply a stunning job both from the concept, design, photography, format, printing and finishing. It deservedly won 2008 DesignWeek award for Editorial Design. Thumbnail of the entire job is below:

The photography was printed as a Tritone with a high density black ink. The repro and superb print is by Granite. The material choice is Neptune Unique FSC 200gsm which not only printed fantastically but was also the environmental choice by having Forestry Stewardship Council certification.

I do still have a few copies available so if you would like one, send me an e-mail and I'll see what I can do!


  1. We've got this in our office, its a stunning job!

  2. A milliooo,ooon thanks Justin, got mine in the post this morning!
    The samples are wonderful - you beat me to it :)


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