The Annual Report for the National World War II Museum is the second 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 World War II Museum
Editor: Beth Hester
9.25 x 11.5 in.
Edition of 300
Printed in New Orleans
As slight departure from the first year of with working with the museum, we began to understand that the architecture of the annual reports tended to include the same set of elements. Rather than completely reworking these, year to year, we made slight layout changes of text was to be flowed. The challenge for the annual reports in the first three of years, were pre-set page and dimensions of the book itself. All content had to somehow make it in with room to breathe. Many of the articles are compartmentalized to spreads and need to include other information that may not have anything to do with the spread itself. These challenges plagued the first two issues of the annual report and we were later able to work with editors that understood how to communicate the messaging and allow space to rethink how we can grow the publication itself.