This publication is the annual report for the Althingi Ombudsman. Althingi is Iceland’s parliament (and the oldest ongoing parliament in the world). The role of the Althingi Ombudsman is to monitor the administration of the State and local authorities and safeguard the rights of the citizens vis-à-vis the authorities.
Once a year they publish their annual report, which is a public document, but is mostly used by the government, listing the outcomes of the closed cases from last year.
Reykjavík-based design studio Kolofon was tasked with creating a design language for this report and others Althingi Ombudsman produces. Some are laid out by Kolofon, some done in-house via a template – but always true to the design language.
While the report might not look that complicated at first, the need for a diverse typographic layout was important, to convey the different types of information, references to laws, sections and more – which called for the use of a well-designed typeface as the main font. We found the Tuna family while browsing online and it fit the bill perfectly. Both in the ways of being a robust family that could handle our needs well – but also visually. It is paired with Trade Gothic.