Inhouse 78 Living History
Creative DirectorArch MacDonnell
Design DirectorToby Curnow
Team MembersAlexandra Turner, Arch MacDonnell
ClientCooper and Company
The Hotel Britomart’s luxury suites named after Bay of Islands resort The Landing required a promotional publication to give guests as a gift at both venues. The book needed to establish that the two properties are linked and tell the stories from both. A place steeped in cultural significance, The Bay of Islands was one of the first regions in New Zealand settled by early Māori voyagers from Polynesia. The Landing – was described as ‘the capital of the country. Whilst Britomart and the hotel are a prominent feature, the book’s primary focus is The Landing; its history, its taonga, and the residences and winery there today. Living History is a small and intimate publication that features varied content from a historical essay to commissioned suites of photographic artworks. Mixed stocks are used, and the look and feel of the publication relate closely to the visual identity of the hotel; the colour palette, the typefaces Sailec and Heldane, and the array of square pictures emulating The Hotel Britomart logo and the constellation of windows that appear on the buildings façade.