To design and print a commemorative brochure for the official opening of Worcester College’s Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre. The building houses a large lecture theatre, student learning space, seminar rooms and a dance studio. The project is not simply the provision of new facilities, but also the development and enhancement of the setting of this significant part of the College site. It would be light on text, making the most of stunning photography.
It was important to us that the design and choice of stock should emulate the fabric of the building. We chose a square 220 x 220mm format with the cover in 270gsm Curious Matter Goya, which is a stock made from potato starch. The texture of this stock feels slightly rough to touch, which combined with a photograph of stone, gives you the sensation of touching the walls of the building itself. The translucent end papers, printed with white ink represent the glass and uncoated Olin 200gsm was used for the main content. Gold foil for the title and brass wires further reflect elements of the building. The overall design was that of simplistic elegance, with understated typography and structured layout.