Blavatnik School of Government

To design and print a commemorative brochure for the official opening of the Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government building. It’s purpose was to ‘mark a moment in time’ with an inspiring introduction to appeal to prospective donors.

It was important to us that the design and choice of stock should emulate the fabric of the building which makes it so distinctive. We chose a square 220 x 220mm format to reflect the shape of the building, with the cover in an earthy 360gsm Materica, in Clay, to represent the concrete base of the building. Translucent end papers, printed with white ink represent the glass and uncoated Olin 220gsm was used for the main content. The overall design was that of simplistic elegance, with understated typography and structured layout.