A touch of class

Royal Navy Astute Commissioning Book Cover Detail


Produce a prestigious, hard-backed commemorative book to celebrate the commissioning of HMS Astute, the first in class, into full service. The book should showcase the advancements in technology and the overall capability of Astute, and should be cherished as a valued memento, and be produced to a cost sensitive budget requirement.


Explore the use of fine printing techniques such as foil blocks, coloured paper stocks and case bound production to achieve a more prestigious look and feel. Use strong bold imagery along with the use of bold typography. Identify a more efficient paper size to maximise the number of pages that could be produced with minimal waste.

“Being able to trust the team's expertise, and having regular dialogue with its senior designer, made for a smooth and seamless project, with the end product drawing praise internally and from senior figures in both the Royal Navy and the UK Ministry of Defence.”

BAE Systems Ltd