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Hunting & fishing regulations

Rules for hunting and fishing in Utah, like most other states, are complicated.

Hunters and anglers must stay within the law or face significant penalties. Each year the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources publishes around a dozen guidebooks explaining the rules and application procedures for the various wildlife-related activities. Hunters and anglers are expected to read them, so hundreds of thousand are printed each year. For several years, I designed the covers of these guidebooks.

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Guidebooks

These books were written and overseen by a committee, which made it difficult to make significant design headway on the interior pages. The committee wasn't keen on covers that deviated from strict realism. Stay within those conservative boundaries, however, and it was possible to do them well.

A second challenge was that they were printed on high-speed web presses using the least expensive newsprint possible. Four-color registration and accurate trimming was always an issue.

Guidebooks
Guidebooks