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Commemorating 50 years

Karratha: 50 Years 50 Images 1969–2019 was designed and developed for the City of Karratha, Western Australia.

Nikki M Group provided publishing services including:

  • editing
  • graphic design
  • typesetting
  • print management.

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Karratha: 50 Years 50 Images 1969–2019.

Book design

Karratha: 50 Years 50 Images 1969–2019 was designed as a coffee table book. The book features large photos and generous white space. Photos have been arranged in multiple sizes ranging from large full-page hero images to smaller portrait-style photographs. The arrangement of images creates a visual hierarchy and structures the book into smaller sections that guide the reader through the history of Karratha.

The book is unique in that it is in a landscape format – bound on the short side. At the time of print, this was the largest landscape-size book that could be casebound in Australia.

The book features:

  • full-colour offset printing
  • high-quality gloss paper stock with environmental certification
  • a laminated cover for durability
  • section-sewn internal pages
  • hard cover (casebound) binding.

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Historical resource

This book is a historical resource for the City of Karratha. The book is mainly pictorial and focuses on major events and developments over a 50-year period.

Photos were received from a variety of sources including:

  • City of Karratha Local History Collection
  • State Library of Western Australia
  • Rio Tinto Collection
  • Pilbara Site Pics.

Print management

The City of Karratha wanted to print in Australia and support local industry. Nikki M Group provided print management services and technical expertise including:

  • print specifications and costing
  • document set up and design
  • preparing press-ready files
  • coordinating printing and binding
  • organising logistics and delivery.


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