Erfgoedbalans 2017 is a publication by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science that gives information about the current situation of the Cultural Heritage in The Netherlands. This publication is being published once every four years. For the 2017 edition our studio was asked to come up with the concept and book design.
We came up with the idea to give every chapter its own color theme. The darker blue is the main color in the book (there is no black type in it), the other chapters contain violet, mint, orange, red and light blue, based on the government’s identity. To give it a more modern look we wanted to use a different font for the title pages and headings to go along with the classical Rijksoverheid font. We used the Isidora for its round character and alternative options and added (dotted) lines to give it a stencil (“still in progress”) look.