DESIGNING A CELEBRATIVE TIME DOCUMENT DURING A CHALLENGING PERIODThe VPRO is a Dutch television and radio broadcasting organization that has been working in the Netherlands since 1926.
The VPRO gave the assignment to design their annual report with 80th anniversary as a theme. The annual shows who the VPRO is after eighty years with a focus on the present-day identity of the organization. In that sense the annual report is a time document. The cover celebrates VPRO’s 80th anniversary while reflecting the challenges within the changing organization. The book has a dual appearance. First, the year annual is a photo book holding portraits of VPRO’s employees. Its second purpose is revealed when the Japanese folded pages are torn apart to reveal the annual data. In this way, there are two ways to look back on the organization. The complete annual report is exclusively printed with black ink on thin 65 grams Bible paper.
In collaboration with Johannes Verwoerd | Photography by Maayan Ben Gal