Arts & Crafts Activity Book for Go Create!

Go Create! is the arts and creativity programme at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. Hands-on activities provide an important and welcome distraction for children and also help them develop a range of skills to improve their confidence. An invited artist created ten individual activities for the children, specifically tailored to suit a wide range of ages and abilities; this was developed into an activity book.
One of our photographers captured each stage of the activities and using the images we set about designing a bright and colourful book. The design needed to compliment the ethos behind Go Create! so bold colours were chosen along with a playful typeface. The majority of the images were placed in a Polaroid style frame and applied to the document. One photo was chosen for each activity and simple line style illustrations were produced to interact with that image.
Equipment used: Canon 5D MKII; Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat
Final product: A 48 page, 210mm square perfect-bound book, printed on uncoated paper.
Awards won: Institute of Medical Illustrators - Gold Award
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