Annual Review WEB movie

During the 2020 Covid-19 lockdowns, Bivouac designed an annual review for The Wiener Holocaust Library. It was particularly important for the Library to reach out to funders during the pandemic, so they were keen to produce something special, but not frivolous. We used uncoated stock and avoided fancy finishes, opting instead for a french-folded cover to give the document some rigidity while allowing space for creative timelines. The final document fits nicely in the hand and is very tactile.

The concept has a past/present/future structure, with Covid-19 appearing bang in the centre, as a break from the norm and a period of re-appraisal, damage limitation and planning for the future. A book/arrow motif forms a ‘ribbon’ through the document, linking spreads and covers, holding images and breaking free. Colour changes from yellow to pink. The french-folded covers contain past and future timelines.

The document has been very well received by the Library and their funders and sponsors.

The document was printed and bound by Colour Options.

Front and back covers.

Front and back covers.

Inside the front french-folded cover is the 'past' timeline.

Inside the front french-folded cover is the ‘past’ timeline.

The book/arrow motif ribbons through the document.

The book/arrow motif ribbons through the document.

The ribbon is used to tie content together and to hold images and stats.

The ribbon is used to tie content together and to hold images and stats.

Before the centre spread, the motif forms a wall that breaks into the Covid-19 period.

Before the centre spread, the motif forms a wall that breaks into the Covid-19 period.

The Covid-19 centre-spread is darker and filled with activity.

The Covid-19 centre-spread is darker and filled with activity.

After the centre-spread, the Covid break fractures and reveals a lighter section. The future.

After the centre-spread, the Covid break fractures and reveals a lighter section. The future.

This year's press coverage.

This year’s press coverage.

Inside the back cover's french fold is the 'future' timeline.

Inside the back cover’s french fold is the ‘future’ timeline.