trustees of Reservations: a commemoration

The Trustees at 125: A Commemoration
8.5 x 11 in., 48 pp., 80 color & b&w illus.
Trustees of Reservations, 2016

This publication celebrates the 125th anniversary of a land trust organization that has blossomed into a dynamic and multifaceted nonprofit serving a wide variety of constituencies across the State of Massachusetts. The project team included two high-level Trustees administrators with whom I had worked in other contexts. Our established professional relationships were critical to the collaborative development of the content as well as the design according to an outrageously tight time frame.

To introduce this organization to a broad audience during the anniversary celebrations and beyond, publication texts include a history of the founding; narratives detailing special treasures in the collections; lists of properties and significant individuals; profiles of representative donors, staff, and visitors; descriptions of community-based programming initiatives; and an introduction to commemorative anniversary events. Visual material includes historical and recent photography of the properties; archival documents; vintage postcards; and portraiture. 

This content is brought together into an attractive and coherent package with a sophisticated typographic system and a distinctive and versatile color palette.