Helvetas Emergency Handbook

The Assignment:

Design a convenient, bilingual booklet containing emergency information for Helvetas employees presiding in Kyrgyzstan.

  • Two languages – the booklet needed to be in English and Russian

  • Usability – we wanted the booklet to be something convenient that was small enough to carry around and worked well as a reference book where people could quickly look up important contact info if they did get into an emergency situation.


Rather than having the two languages side by side we laid it out so you could read the booklet front-to-back all in English, or flip it around and read it back-to-front all in Russian. The booklets were spiral bound with all the important contact info on the cover, so if any phone numbers change, only the book covers need to re-printed and replaced.


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