Working for the first time with a private client on a book about their family history was incredibly rewarding. Having access to their entire archive of albums, photographs, paintings and letters and being able to editorial shape and manage the project as well was also a challenge but incredibly helpful in terms of shaping the overall design.

A lot of the photographs were landscape, and because it also offered us the opportunity to create pages with plenty of white space, we took the decision to make the book landscape as well. Although the design is relatively conventional, the structure of the grid, coupled with the sparing use of colour and open feel of the pages, gives everything a more modern look. Creating the family trees also gave us the inspiration for some of the design motifs used throughout the book and on the cover.



Stirling Family

November 2020

230mm x 265mm


Art direction, jacket and layout design