Westbourne Grammar School
COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS
Westbourne Grammar is a prestigious school in Melbourne’s western suburbs. It was formed 150 years ago, well before Melbourne’s western suburbs had ever had the word prestige associated with it. The school wanted not just to celebrate with its tight community, but also to deeply inform. For this reason they decided to commission a full historical body of work. Bounce became involved with this project once the 90,000 words had been drafted and the hundreds of images had been selected. We took over from editing and project management and were given the design brief to turn what could come across as a heavy history into something contemporary.
The book needed to be accessible and engaging for its ever-growing school community, and it needed to reflect well on Westbourne as a place of learning and development. With hundreds of images, tipped-in half pages, gatefolds to showcase maps and other large images, and each page carefully designed to maximise its content, this book draws the reader in and keeps them engaged. And once the book was done, we also prepared artwork, visual displays and a small film to launch the book and have the history live on in other forms.