Hands down our favourite job of the year not only coz we're partial to a bit of the old Association Football but because the Season Annual is a printed work of art.
In true Sky Sports hyperbole lets bombard you with some stats:
428 full colour pages
3 graphic designers
2 sports journalists
1000 copies printed (only a handful are left so get yours quick!)
1 almighty effort from Leicester
We began discussing the concept of the Annual in early April and after a few rounds of quotes we settled on a spec. The precise print run was hanging in the balance but with the Premier League title in the bag and euphoria in the air, Leicester's kit manufacturer Puma came onboard with further sponsorship enabling a longer print run and a central London launch event. Ex Why Zed provided additional sponsorship with a series of limited edition prints and invites printed to accompany the book and increase exposure.
The book provides a unique and comprehensive glossary of an iconic season in football history. The illustrations and infographics are jaw dropping, fresh and many form design classics in their own right.
An embossed cover accentuating the logo is very classy and the gold foiled dust jacket in 'Leicester Blue' adds a perfect finishing touch on what is a nigh on perfect publication.
4pp Cover onto 350gsm Silk
Matt Lamination to outer
424pp Text onto 130gsm Silk
Four colour print throughout
Trimmed, collated and PUR Bound
Accompanying Dust Jacket
238x168mm plus flaps and spine
Full colour single sided onto 170gsm Silk
Gold foiling to outer
Crease, trim in two positions
Illustrated Limited Edition A3 Posters
Full colour single sided
onto 250gsm Evolution Uncoated 100% Recycled
Launch Party Invite A3 Posters
One spot colour double sided
onto 115gsm Silk
Trimmed and cross folded to A6