The Guimarães Landscape Laboratory is an organization that promotes sustainable development and the protection of natural resources. OOF Design was challenged to develop the book “Lagoas e Charcas do Rio Ave”, which summarizes the research project carried out on the Ave river by this laboratory.
Visually we looked for a layout that would highlight the photographs of the fauna and flora of the place, with highlights in green fluorescent color, in a reference to the vegetation present along the river. The text and images are paginated in a rigid grid, but the contents are arranged in an organic and musical way. In the more technical texts, the layout changes to a different orientation, and the paper has a black background.
The book was printed in a fluorescent Pantone color, on textured paper but with a plasticized cover, to maintain durability. In addition to the scientific texts, it turns out to be a visit guide to River Ave, with an impressive gallery of images of various birds, animals, and plants existing in this natural site. This design won a Silver Award from the Graphis Design Annual 2022 award.