In August, we were asked to design a memorial book for billionaire philanthropist, John E. Anderson, who passed away in late July. He and his wife were the major donors for the Anderson School of Management at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles).
From the time we were contacted to do the project, we had five days (including a weekend) to develop two design concepts, select all the materials, and release to the printer the InDesign documents for the entire 42-page, hard-cover book. Needless to say, it was a fire drill.
There were numerous photographs, two eulogies and several quotes included throughout. Only 60 books were ultimately produced, but the project printed offset with 4-color process, plus 3 PMS spot colors. The cover was linen-wrapped with a debossed, foil-stamped title and the entire piece was bound with a printed velum band. The printer, Lithocraft in Anaheim, had nine days to deliver the completed books.