Publication design services

We are very proficient in organising and laying-out information. We can make your publication highly appealing for your users, so it gets used, and make it easy to read and enable people to better process the publication’s information. We are very knowledgeable about page layout, grid systems, image structure, typography, stylesheets and material considerations (such as paper and binding). If required, publications can be setup to the printer’s specification and supplied as accessible web-ready PDFs. We can also provide the publication in accessible formats, such as: large print, Easy Read or HTML. We can design a wide range of publications:

  • Annual reports and reviews.
  • Booklets.
  • Catalogues and brochures.
  • Exam papers.
  • Holiday brochures.
  • Instruction manuals.
  • Leaflets.
  • Magazines.
  • Newsletters.
  • Newspapers.
  • Publications.

Charity annual report/review design, page layout and typesetting. Photograph of the cover

Charity annual report/review design and typesetting. Photograph of an inside spread

Charity annual report/review design, page layout and typesetting. Photograph of an inside spread

Client

Action for Brazil’s Children Trust.

Item

Annual review.

Input

Publication design, page layout, typesetting, and paper research and sourcing.

Details

3 column layout. Page size: A5: width 210mm × height 148.5mm. Pages: 44. Paper: Think Warm, 100g/m², 50% recycled. Binding: saddle stitched.

How did we fix a few of the client’s problems?

  • We introduced (which had never been done in any of their previous annual reviews) a map of Brazil which allowed readers, when coming across different locations in Brazil, to see and find the specific places in Brazil, helping potential investors invest in new projects and areas.
  • A very clear and rigid grid system which allowed good layout of the content.
  • We designed page layouts with strong image structures and in a compelling way.

Photograph of the cover at a 45 degree angle. Annual report design, typesetting and complex tables

Inside spread of annual report and financial statements. Main heading in blue on the left page and main body text on the right page

Annual report design, page layout, typesetting and complex tables. Photograph of an inside spread

Annual report design, page layout, typesetting and complex tables. Inside spread showing complex financial tables

Annual report and financial statements photograph of an inside spread showing complex financial tables

Dyslexia Institute annual report purple acetate overlay for dyslexic users at the back of publication

Annual report and financial statements design guide and composition specification

Client

Dyslexia Institute.

Item

Annual report and financial statements.

Input

Publication design, page layout, typesetting, and paper research and sourcing.

Details

6 column layout and tables. Purple acetate overlay feature at the end. Page size: A4: width 210mm × height 297mm. Pages: 70. Paper: Croxley Heritage Wove, ivory, 120g/m², 75% recycled. Binding: staple bound.

Note

When we did research in 2005 into the typographic requirements of people with dyslexia, there was conflicting advice ranging from handwritten typefaces, to serif, to sans serif. Due to new research released in 2006, we would not use Helvetica again for people with dyslexia. Contact us for designing for people with dyslexia.

How did we fix a few of the client’s problems?

  • The client wanted a highly accessible graphic communication design, we did this through the overall design, layout and typography, and also included in the back of the publication, a purple acetate overlay to further make the publication even more accessible.
  • The publication contained a mass of complex financial information which needed designing and laying out clearly. We also were required to do manual decimal point alignment of all numerical data and used tabular lining figures.
  • We researched, selected and sourced dyslexic-friendly off-white/cream paper.

ReDesign Youth publication design and layout. Image of front page

ReDesign Youth publication design and layout. Image of inside page

ReDesign Youth publication design and layout. Image of inside

Client

ReDesign Youth.

Item

Electronic publication.

Input

Publications design, page layout and typesetting.

Details

A4 electronic publication, based on 21 × 28 grid.

How did we fix a few of the client’s problems?

  • An appealing and striking identity was needed by this youth organisation. We used strong typography and colour to appeal and communicate with young people.
  • We managed, setup and sorted a variety of graphic items, from letterheads, to PowerPoint graphics, to high-resolution PDFs, logos and illustrations.

3 results of good publication design by us

  • Better organisation and design of your original content, that serves your objectives and your users’ requirements.
  • Better communication with your users about what you do and offer, in a credible, engaging and enlightening way.
  • Enhanced global presence of your service, organisation or company.