Top 10 of 2015, #6
Maryland Institute College of Art, 2014 Annual Report
This was the first project completed in 2015, and I think one of the most beautiful. The cover features a gorgeous wrap around photo of the campus at dawn (cover landscape photo taken by Paul Burke, interior portrait photography by Chris Myers), with clear foil stamped lettering that catches the light, and a soft touch varnish which makes the book a pleasure to hold. The colors of the dawn sky were used as the color palette throughout, and the layout has a playful composition. My hope was for the entire design to reflect the optimism felt on campus at the beginning of a new day of leadership at this venerable institution.