For 826 Chicago’s Annual Report, we wanted to create something that celebrated academia and the student’s writing that the organization helps make possible.

Most design elements were made with pencil and paper.

The navigation was made up of different book cover types that represent the ways that writing affects our lives.

The content was designed to feel like reading a chapter from a book: a title, a single column of text and a few supporting images.

It was fun recreating some of the stickers you would find on your writing homework, and redrawing really serious graphs to hopefully make the financials section more digestible.

Each donor received a postcard that looked like the Chicago library card, with a custom message and link to the annual report.

For 826 Chicago’s Annual Report, we wanted to create something that celebrated academia and the student’s writing that the organization helps make possible.

Most design elements were made with pencil and paper.

The navigation was made up of different book cover types that represent the ways that writing affects our lives.

The content was designed to feel like reading a chapter from a book: a title, a single column of text and a few supporting images.

It was fun recreating some of the stickers you would find on your writing homework, and redrawing really serious graphs to hopefully make the financials section more digestible.

Each donor received a postcard that looked like the Chicago library card, with a custom message and link to the annual report.

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