The Annual Report for the National World War II Museum is the fifth that was produced working with their team. Addressing the needs of the specific audience, its donors and the general tone of the museum, informs the design, year to year and keeps with the design language we have built over time for the museum.
Client: The National WWII Museum
Editor: Michelle Moore
9.25 x 11.5 in.
Edition of 300
Printed in New Orleans
While not a large departure from the previous year, we were able to include a few different gold de-bossing on the cover and metallic inks on the cover, as well as two different paper stocks: a high gloss one for the memorial in the beginning of the report, and a second matte finish for the more typical content that is communicated by the museum. This heavier paper stock gave the publication an additional weight, giving it a more consequential feel in the end.
The annual report, as all previous years have gone, include truncated schedules and deliverables arriving at different intervals of the production period. Due to these factors along with the design expectations of the leadership roles at the museum, it has always been in everyone’s best interest not stray too far from layouts that have been agreed upon in previous years.