National Resources Investor Book


Mermaid, Inc. (USA)

Project Title: National Resources Investor Book
Client or Class Name: National Resources -

ASSIGNMENT: National Resources, a real estate & investment firm, approached Mermaid, Inc. to design an investor book to showcase their specialization in preserving historic buildings, and in re-developing industrial sites to transform them into unique living spaces & workplaces.

APPROACH: This client does not build cookie-cutter buildings. They use sustainable & recycled materials in all of their developments. To represent this visually, we glued together reclaimed wood & recycled metal to create the book’s covers. There is a tactile & visual surprise when touching the wood front cover of the brochure and opening it to reveal a 4c photo printed on the recycled metal on the inside front cover. This 68-page-plus cover brochure is broken into 7 chapters that represent the firm’s corporate philosophy, including “Preserving the Old”, “Reclaiming the Waterfront” & “Preserving the Future”. This book documents their preservation of resources & their commitment to the future.

RESULTS: The client was ecstatic with the book! Only 25 of these unique books were produced & the client jokes that an investor will only receive a book if they are truly “book worthy” 🙂

2016 Consumer Brochure Design Award Winner


Creative Team

Creative Director:
Sharon Lloyd McLaughlin

Marketing Manager:
Lauren Calabria

Marketing Manager:
Adrian Bonvento



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