Human Nature Report on Biodiversity

Human Nature was a report I worked on through Chris Lawson at DesignCo. Rafi published the report under the auspices of the UN and this report dealt with the emerging dangers to biodiversity posed by human activity and their implications to the future of humanity.

Typography used Matrix italic and Minion for the body text.

From a design perspective, I developed a look for the book using a simple colour scheme and consistent treatment of charts, maps etc. I chose bright yellow on the cover to give it some impact. Typography used Matrix italic and Minion for the body text. I used an A4 page format to set it off a bit from the usual and to reference the international nature of the report’s audience. I went to CIDA to use some of their wonderful photos to set off the beginning of each chapter.

Design: James Welsh
Photography: courtesy of Canadian International Development Agency