Print design for the V and A, University of Brighton & AHRC

Print design for the V and A, University of Brighton & AHRC

Recently we’ve been working on a fantastic piece of work, a project focussing on information graphics and print design for the V and A, University of Brighton and Arts and Humanities Research Council: a report focused on Social Design. 

It is on a number of levels a sequel to the work we continue to do for Policy Connect and in particular the Design Commission, for whom we’ve laid out reports going back a number of years. This connection spurred contact from the team at the V&A who, having written the report needed it presented in a fresh, compelling way.

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The Social Design report, print design for the V and A, University of Brighton and AHRC

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

This particular report represents a further collaboration with Guy Julier and Jocelyn Bailey whom we worked with on ‘Restarting Britain 2‘ – an incredibly exciting piece of work to which this feels like a worthy successor.

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The Social Design report, print design for the V and A, University of Brighton and AHRC

 

TYPOGRAPHY AND DETAIL

The design of the report is entirely distinct from our work with Policy Connect and the Design Commission and working on the new layout and typography of this one-off project was a real thrill – I ended up buying two new typefaces specifically for this piece of work – Source Sans and Pepone. I don’t normally bother doing a close up of the type, but this feels worthy as it was such a pleasure working with these faces.

Having sourced the typefaces specially for this project, we really tried to make them work hard, such that the piece had its own distinctive look and really stood out.

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The Social Design report, print design for the V and A, University of Brighton and AHRC

 

WHAT’S NEXT: MORE PRINT DESIGN FOR THE V AND A?

We very much hope this piece of work is the fore-running to doing more work with the V&A, University of Brighton or AHRC. When we work on pieces such as this, one never knows what will follow, so it’s fascinating to watch high-profile reports such as this gain notoriety and impact.

It’s a useful warm-up for a series of large-scale print projects we are working on this Autumn ahead of the busy British election season in Spring 2015. In particular we’re working on a completely fresh series of reports for Policy Connect starting in November.

We feel match fit!

 

FIND OUT MORE

More of our work for Policy Connect

More of our work in Business and Political Report Design