Hecla’s 2019 annual report, themed Resilience, is helveticka’s 32nd consecutive AR for the mining company – a relationship that dates back to 1988.
Responsible. Safe. Innovative., the company’s 2018 report, expresses Hecla’s transparent and open approach to mining; to “the safety of our people, to the protection of the environment, to continuous improvement through technological innovation.” View the report.
Hecla’s 2015 annual report celebrated 125 years in business for the Coeur d’Alene-based silver and gold producer. View the report.
Persistence, Perspective, Position, a 40-page book commemorating Hecla’s 125th year in business, features archival imagery and a historical timeline. View the book.
Hecla’s Social Responsibility Report is a 12-page publication promoting the North Idaho mining company’s core business principles: safety, environmental stewardship, and economic development. View the book.
The Spokane printing company’s 2019 holiday card was a 12.5"w x 39.5"h poster, printed two-sided as a single pass using metallic inks. Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s “Snowball” from his poetry collection Falling Up, the poster was accompanied by a bag of “Pressworks Brand No-Mess Office Snowballs.”
2018’s card was even more of a radical departure from convention than usual: a Bob Ross-inspired video, the painting from which served as the card cover.
An homage to Dr. Seuss, the 2017 card offered five interpretations of a still from the 1966 animated television special How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, with Van Gogh, Lichtenstein, Picasso, Warhol, and a Pressworks employee’s 9-year-old daughter featured.
The 2016 card enabled recipients to customize one of six vintage photographs with a series of captions (or they could create their own). It came with a built-in easel that not only allowed for displaying on flat surfaces, but also provided storage for the excess captions.
For 2015, helveticka designed an assemble-yourself winter wonderland scene, letterpress-printed on cover weight stock. Both the scene and the accompanying card were die-cut and silver-foiled; the card was also embossed.
Helveticka’s unique take on Pressworks’ 2014 holiday card took advantage of the client’s vintage 1940s-era Heidelberg Windmill printing press, and included ornaments, gift tags, and coasters.
Vancouver, BC-based NOVAGOLD bet on the power of storytelling with a big, bold statement on the cover of its 2019 annual report. View the report.
One of the highlights of the report is a 20-page letter from the chairman of the company’s board of directors, in which he covers everything from the gold industry to wild cat conservation to the wisdom of Aristotle.
The 48-page book closes with a section devoted to the people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim region of southwestern Alaska, where NOVAGOLD has a 50-percent interest in one of the top-tier gold assets in the world.
Transcripts from interviews conducted with those residents by NOVAGOLD led to a cohesive and compelling narrative around subsistence living, job opportunities, and the importance of responsible, sustainable development.
helveticka created – and Avista provided each of its employees with – a 6.5" x 9.5", 40-page book designed to share the company’s vision, mission, and values.
The book featured 46 employees representing various company departments and office locations.
Through typography custom-printed on T-shirts, Avista employees became the storytelling messengers.
The colors used throughout the piece – including those on the T-shirts – were inspired by Avista’s corporate brand palette.
In the “Our Expertise” section, 24 employees represent just a few of the dozens of departments required to operate a utility across four states.
“We Serve” reminds employees of the magnitude and reach of their company.
The “We Care” section demonstrates the philanthropic impact that both employees and the company have on the communities where Avista operates.
In conjunction with CX30: Creative Experiences, Thirty Collaborators – an exhibit curated, designed, written, and installed by helveticka to celebrate its 30th anniversary – the firm produced a commemorative book. View the book.
The 68-page limited-edition book, entitled CX30, commits to print all 30 of the exhibit’s featured stories.
Those stories include personal insights, anecdotes, and reflections from select collaborators who played a role in helveticka’s success over the last three decades.
Each story is expressed through typography treatments that attempt to capture not only the essence of that story, but also the collaborator’s personality.
That approach makes each page spread unique – just like the individuals themselves.
More than 50 different Helvetica fonts were used throughout the 11" x 11" book.
The book was presented to each collaborator at a ceremony opening the exhibit.
A set of four coasters, letterpress-printed on 200-lb. 100 percent cotton paper, created to commemorate helveticka’s 30th anniversary in 2018.
Spokane cartoonist Dave Rowles created four custom Helvetica-inspired cartoons for a set of unique letterpress-printed note cards.
A pair of mini-posters, adapted from a design by SFCC student Corri Woods, pay homage to Eduard Hoffmann and Max Miedinger – the creators of Helvetica.
These coasters, designed for online retailer Helveticahaus, were letterpress printed on 220-lb. Crane’s Lettra Fluorescent White, a 100% pure cotton paper.
Printed on 220-lb. cotton paper, Helveticahaus’ business cards feature an imagined conversation between the creators of the namesake typeface; thank-you notes playfully employ the company’s logo.
edco’s recent entry into the North American market coincided with the release of its 2016 product catalog. The Dutch company specializes in hand-built carbon bicycle wheels, primarily for racing. View the brochure.
The back cover and a typical spread from the brochure exhibit one of the design elements used throughout – red stripes inspired by edco’s logo.
Integrus celebrated its 60th anniversary in business with a 76-page hardbound book chronicling the firm’s achievements – including a sample portfolio – since 1953. View the book.
The inaugural issue of PROOF!, a biannual arts publication designed, researched, and written by helveticka, featured the work of Russian photographer Leonid Bergoltsev, whose career spanned decades of Cold War history. View v1.
The work of Benedictine monk and iconographer Brother Claude Lane, OSB was the subject of issue number 2 of PROOF!. View v2.
The clothes came off in issue number 3 as the living art of tattooing – and the culture that surrounds it – was examined. View v3.
The Modern architecture of Swiss immigrant Moritz Kundig, FAIA, was featured in PROOF! number 4. View v4.
An exploration of commercial art was the impetus behind the fifth issue, which took a look at the work of Gary Kaemmer. View v5.
The sixth and final issue of PROOF! took a surprising turn, showcasing the work of world-renowned fly tier John Newbury. View v6.
Coeur Mining’s 2013 corporate responsibility report is a 40-page publication that expands on the company’s fundamental business strategy: “to protect while we produce.” View the report.
An accompanying tri-fold brochure summarizes some of the main points from the corporate responsibility report, enabling Coeur to provide much of the same information at a much lower production cost.