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Canadian Museum of History

Commemorating and celebrating stories of Canada throughout history

A commemorative coffee table book showcasing the collections of the Canadian History Hall

The cover of a large-format, white book with an abstract background, with large, red  block letters reading "Stories of Canada".
Canadian Museum of History
Project type
Coffee table book

To showcase its new  50,500-square-foot Canadian History Hall, the Canadian Museum of History first entrusted us to design the Hall’s accompanying souvenir catalogue. Presented in a larger format than the Museum’s typical souvenir catalogues, this publication focused on integrating the visual styles of the exhibition with a clean, clear, and captivating presentation of the content.

The resulting catalogue was very well received by Canadian History Hall visitors, donors, and stakeholders alike, and still serves as a comprehensive and detailed take-home record of the space. The original catalogue also featured a wrap-around sleeve that featured a custom illustration of the Canadian Museum of History.

Immediately following the catalogue’s overwhelmingly positive reception, Museum management asked us to create a more commemorative version of the catalogue for key donors and stakeholders, resulting the coffee table book featured here. This version was enlarged again to give the book more visual prominence, and the cover was changed to a hardcover format featuring a textured and debossed design.

“I’ve worked with nineSixteen on a series of souvenir books, and after the first book I knew that I would be calling on them again. Their work is consistent, reliable, and excellent. They’ve demonstrated the ability to maintain a common look and feel for the series but also to evolve it, making each book new and exciting. They have an incredibly quick turnaround and go above and beyond to meet tight print deadlines. Working with nineSixteen has been enjoyable and easy—and that last one makes all the difference.”
Lee Wyndham
Publications Coordinator (former)
Canadian Museum of History and Canadian War Museum

Be beautifully accessible.

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