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Art for All

Design Requirement

The National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, with support from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Art Program for People with Disabilities, had introduced innovative programs that were developed specifically for individuals with special needs. The objective was to make the visual arts experience inclusive, accessible, beneficial and enjoyable for all. Mario Godbout Design was given the mandate to design a user-friendly brochure for people with disabilities. It would highlight special programs created and adapted for schools, groups, families, children, teens and adults.

Print Case Study – Art for All Brochure Cover
Information-rich, viewer-friendly design stimulates interest and encourages visits and participation in the National Gallery’s special programs.

Design Solution

The project integrates several design strategies. The over-sized coil-bound booklet lies flat and improves legibility through the use of large type. Universal symbols are included for various disabilities, and colour blocks under the body text highlight special instructions, appearing as light grey for colour-impaired visitors. Detailed group reservation request forms are also included to give the gallery advanced notice of special needs. Printing on non-glare, satin finish paper stock helps make the publication even more reader-friendly.

Print Case Study – Art for All, Spread
Coil-bound booklet lies flat for easy reading of large type. The text integrates disability symbols and connecting links/info for events and programs.

Credits

Design Firm

Mario Godbout Design (MGD)

Designer

Mario Godbout RGD

Client

The National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography