Polygraph > Graphic Design, Product Design, & Type Design in Washington, DC

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The Paper and Packaging Board

Pen + Paper
The concept for the Paper and Packaging Board’s annual report was as pure as it was risky: writing and illustrating the annual report entirely by hand. The format of the report mimics the stepped construction of paper swatchbooks. We used seven distinct paper stocks and a kraft board cover (representing exemplary materials in the paper and packaging sectors) and hand-wrote and illustrated every detail throughout. Using only black and white ink celebrates the paper itself, allowing it to provide the only color throughout the book. After a labor of love (and hand-cramps), the final result is a compelling report and a reminder of paper’s simple but undeniable role in our daily lives.

Annual Report / Illustration / Typography