Despite the isolation and uncertainty, 2020 was a transformational year for the Smithsonian. For their annual report, we created an oversized book that captured the year’s gravity with custom illustrations and bold juxtapositions in dialogue with one another across spreads. For the cover, we developed a layered tapestry of visual textures that set up the pages to come and hint at the chaos of an unpredictable year. The narrative front section ran on coated paper, with the donors and financials on uncoated with a vibrant spot orange. We are honored and humbled that this piece was awarded Best-of-Show in the Print Design Annual.
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