Sawdust were approached earlier this year by Alisdair Jones who is a researcher, writer and the entrepreneurial force behind the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. This is a unique company that publish the definitive guide to the World's top 200 Research Universities. For a book which promotes such insightful and important content, Alisdair knew it was crucial to brand the book with an innovative design which makes an impact.
Sawdust were granted the creative freedom to design not only the whole book but also each numeral within the ranking. He desired something cutting edge which would inspire young people around the world to think of university as an opportunity to change both their own and other people’s lives. Rob and Jonathon have crafted an A4 book which is unique, exciting and beautiful in their refined and heavily conceptual signature-style.