Junge Menschen und ihre Rechte (Young People and their Rights) is a handbook mainly aimed at 14-19 year-olds explaining, through 30 concrete scenarios, what their rights and responsibilities are in the society. The book is to be used as a schoolbook in schools, as well as distributed by the police, ministry of education, and youth organizations. It tries to answer questions like "is my mother allowed to snoop through my computer" or "what do I do if my boss is making sexual advances towards me?" tackling the topics of privacy, religion, bullying, sexting, care, free-time, and marriage.
This handbook was made in collaboration with the Ombudsman of Austria, and published by Edition Ausblick.
Our task on this project was to design the cover and the inside illustrations/infographics. The biggest challenge was to come up with a look that would seem "cool" to our target group of teenagers, while still being serious enough to be distributed by the ministry of education. We went through numerous drafts on the cover and the infographics, trying to find the right language.
These are some of our drafts for the cover design:
These are some of the favorites. The cover actually opens up. There is an illustrative and a typographic approach, both of which deal with the different themes covered in the book:
Although we would have prefered an story-based illustrative approach, our clients decided to go for a typographic approach, featuring word clouds and abstract illustration.
This is the final cover spread:
These are some impressions of the final product:
These are the characters for the infographics:
These are just a few of the illustrations/infographics from within the handbook: