With any project you need a project plan, this one was no exception, especially with Covid-19 happening. We set up a digital method for accepting word documents from Kennedys and sending them back once art worked. We used teams for our face-to-face communications.
Production drew upon traditional skills in typographic design and typesetting with a careful marriage of the Kennedys corporate style and established style guides like Hart’s Rules. Throughout, careful attention was paid to the presentation of key information in tables and charts as well as the many references to court cases and legislation. The project consisted of 1,300 pages across 47 chapters and two volumes.
Knowledge of digital publishing was also crucial in producing a PDF version of the book that was both interactive and accessible. This was made possible with the assignment of semantic tags throughout and the generation of tables of contents and indexes that are ‘clickable’, taking the user directly to the desired page. Printing a project of this size would usually include press passes, again due to covid -19 we were unable to do this. Initially we made up dummy copies of both the slip case and the volumes to ensure that when it was printed everything worked. Our printer kept us informed all the way through the printing process, supplying us with photos and videos that were passed onto Kennedy and subsequently used for their social media channels.