The Nordic Africa Institute’s mission is to spread knowledge about Africa with the Nordic public, which they have been doing for a number of years through their annual reports. What was previously a dry and obligatory reporting about their annual activities has through the redesign by Global Reporting become an exciting publication in a magazine-like format.
– We thought to make the annual report a bit more narrative and editorial, both to tell you the stories, capture readers’ attention, and at the same time spread knowledge about what the Nordic Africa Institute actually does, says Johan Resele, graphic designer at Global Reporting.
Johan describes the annual report that is both classic and modern: Fonts and drop caps are classic in their section but the pages are airy and contain many photographs and illustrations.
– It is especially gratifying to work with the Nordic Africa Institute, since both I and our picture editor Julia Björne have visitied many of the countries they work with, says Johan Resele.
The nomination comes as the Institute celebrates its 50 years anniversary and Global Reporting has been given the task to design the anniversary logo and other printed matter.
Also, the magazine OmVärlden has been nominated in the category of specialist magazines. The magazine is made available by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), but is run and managed by and editorship of independent freelance journalists. OmVärlden is produced by Global Reporting and Arenagruppen. The creative team for OmVärlden is the same as for NAI’s publications: Johan Resele is the graphic designer and Julia Björne the photo editor.
– I base my work on Global Reporting’s picture policy, but it is also the most creative and challenging assignment I have had since I started working as a photo editor. I’m very happy to frequently work with an incredible number of talented photographers and illustrators and it’s great that the result of the hard work by the entire editorship is highlighted through this nomination, says Julia Björne.
Chief editor of the magazine OmVärlden is Jesper Bengtsson, managing editor is Anki Wood and Mia Laurén is responsible for marketing.
Winners of the Swedish Publishing Award will be announced on November 14th.
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