Unbound
Unbound
Unbound
Unbound
Unbound
Unbound
Unbound

Unbound

Concrete Design Communications, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, 2004

Description

Masterfile had an image problem. Despite building an archive that represents some of the most creative talent around, this largest remaining independent stock image agency was still perceived by its clients as being too conservative.
To address this challenge, Concrete produced a strategic campaign that included a new visual identity, an advertising program, a website and a broad range of marketing materials. Key to this strategy was the development of direct-mail pieces that challenged the conventions of typical stock image agencies (a difficult task in this competitive sector). The centerpiece of this effort was the launch of Unbound—a collection of images “real and implied.”
Unbound is an 80-page visual magazine that uses the interpretation of imagery as a form of visual creative inspiration. While it contains many images from Masterfile’s extensive library, just as many of the images have been modified, obscured or “implied.” It was printed on uncoated paper with its Smyth-sewn stitching left exposed. Unbound has been instrumental in challenging how Masterfile has been perceived and is being followed up with new and constantly evolving editions.

Collections: AIGA 365: 26 (2005)
Discipline: Promotional design and advertising
Format: Brochure

Credits

Design firm
Concrete Design Communications, Inc.
Art directors
Diti Katona, John Pylypczak
Designer
Andrew Cloutier
Photographer
Various
Project manager
Lou Ann Sartori
Printer
Transcontinental O'Keefe
Printing method
Offset
Binder
Specialties Graphic Finishers
Binding method
Smythe Sewn
Papers
Domtar, Plainfield Britewhite Opaque, 70 lb. text, smooth; Solutions Grey, 70 lb. text, smooth
Typefaces
Baskerville Old Face, Helvetica Neue
Client
Masterfile
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