K&i had the privilege in designing the 204-page handbook for the 4th SA Innovation Summit held in Johannesburg. The book (sponsored by FNB) was created not only as a summit handbook but also an extended directory featuring some of the leading innovators from around the world.
It includes information from the summit’s speakers, varying notes pages and some ‘out of the box’ concepts. The books aim was to stimulate imagination, encourage new idea thinking, and to promote interaction and exploration. We introduced playful pages; a tear-out bookmark, which reveals hidden messages and is used to make up others, pages that need to be lifted to the light, folding pages, and using more than one book at a time to make up an additional message. The entire book can be viewed on issuu.
In 2012 the Black Book was honoured with a Loerie finialist position in the best publication design category and it has been featured on various blogs and websites, including Creative Review, Lost at E Minor, Design is a good idea, Between 10 and 5, and African Digital Art.
K&i also designed comprehensively for the year's theme 'Meet the Innovation Legends', including magazine adverts, postcard, e-newsletters and other online elements for the event. In 2012 we designed comprehensively for the theme 'Leading Innovation - Africa's Competitive Edge' and created the Black Book and Note Book.