Fifty Years of Friendship: Celebrating the Whitehorse–Matsudo Sister City Relationship 1971 to 2021, was designed for the City of Whitehorse, Box Hill, Melbourne and Matsudo (松戸市, Matsudo-shi) city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
This multi-language commemorative book marks the 50th anniversary of the sister city relationship and captures important historical events that have brought our two cultures closer together.
Nikki M Group provided services including:
Nikki M Group worked with Jennifer Forest the author and Whitehorse City Council to design and publish Fifty Years of Friendship.
The design stage included:
The cover is designed to symbolise Japan in the Northern hemisphere, and Australia in the Southern Hemisphere – cherry blossoms reach down from the top and wattle reaches up from the bottom.
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Fifty Years of Friendship was typeset in English and Japanese. To create the idea of ‘friendship’ and ‘working together’, we designed both languages to flow side-by-side in a multi-column layout. This included:
The cover is embellished with a matt laminate, a special Pantone colour and a gold foil. These print embellishments give the book a commemorative feel and quality finish.
The gold foil is designed to celebrate the significance of the 50-year anniversary of the Matsudo and Whitehorse sister city relationship.
There are many things to consider when creating a commemorative book, such as ‘What will it look like?’, ‘Who will curate content?’ and ‘How many pages do I need?’.
Nikki M Group can tailor a package to suit your requirements, we offer a range of publishing services from content development to design and print. If you need guidance, we offer consultation to help you get started.