Designlounge Projects

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

For over a decade Designlounge has worked with the ICTJ to design the organization’s logo identity, a comprehensive publication template system, six annual reports, a series of special reports and many other smaller but no less important communication materials. What follows below is a selection of these projects, all relating to the expanding field of transitional justice.
The ICTJ assists countries pursuing accountability for past mass atrocity or human rights abuse. The Center works in societies emerging from repressive rule or armed conflict, as well as in established democracies where historical injustices or systemic abuse remain unresolved.
Design Services
Identity, Collateral, Annual Reports, Banners

A Flexible Logo Identity System
“International Center for Transitional Justice” is a long name and “ICTJ” has become the internationally accepted acronym for this organization that works in 5 continents and many countries. The logo system needed to be simple and flexible so it could be adapted to work across different languages and cultures. We also created the basic stationery system as well as two detailed identity style guides.

A Compact Capabilities Brochure
We designed a compact brochure with a large fold-out spread that communicates ICTJ’s capabilities as well as its mission and values. The large fold-out describes the organization’s approaches to transitional justice and provides a detailed overview of the countries where it helps societies to address legacies of massive human rights violations.
An earlier version of the brochure included an even more detailed map entitled “Our work around the world.”

Annual Report 2011: A Year of Change
The 2011 annual report theme centered around the “Arab Spring”, a time of profound change in many societies. The report described ICTJ’s active involvement with robust initiatives in Tunisia, Egypt, countries in the Middle East/North Africa region as well as other countries around the globe. We designed the report centered around short, bold statements, a clear layout and strong photography.

Transitional Justice Banners
A series of large banners were designed to each highlight a specific aspect of transitional justice. They are used at conferences and meetings.

Annual Report 2006-07: A Report Magazine
The 2006-07 annual report was designed as a magazine to include different stories with surprising layout aspects and to add interest to a field that could be perceived as academic, but that has real-life, real-world effects wherever the organization applies its knowledge and work ethic.

Special Report: Memory and Justice
We designed several publications, also called “special reports”, that relate to different aspects of transitional justice. The “Memory and Justice” report outlined ICTJ’s approaches to “The Future of Dealing with the Past”, and the importance of confronting past atrocities and human rights abuses.

Strategic Plan 2015-2018
The ICTJ has made remarkable progress over the last 15 years as well as since the last strategic plan. The 2015-2018 strategic plan took the progress a step further to outline deeper engagements and additional priorities. ICTJ asked Designlounge to create a visual framework for the plan in order to better describe the future vision to stakeholders and donor audiences.