Harper Collins reference catalogue cover
Harper Collins catalogue

Complex and thorough rethinking of a trade catalogue

Harper Collins is one of the UK’s leading publishers. But their catalogue wasn’t space efficient. It didn’t allow for highlighting new or key titles. And it didn’t reflect the amazing creativity of the books within it. The Reference team asked us to develop something new.


— Design

— Content design

— Illustration

— Artwork

— Print management

— Animation


The new catalogue needed a user experience approach. We asked a lot of whys and hows to understand how the team use it. Then we got to work.


We redesigned and regulated the reference system and we created an extended bookmark which can be inserted anywhere to highlight specific titles. Our approach saves space and brings the books to life.


Now Harper Collins have a creative reference catalogue that does justice to the amazing titles in their collection.

Designer working on the catalogue design
Catalogue open on The Times collection
Catalogue open on the Collins Little Books spread
Catalogue cover poking out of a bookshelf
Collins catalogue open on the contents page and timeline
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Unique extended cover bookmark
Inside view of the extended cover bookmark
Working with Matt and the team was a pleasure as always. I worked with them in a previous role and when approaching this project, I trusted them to provide a fresh creative eye and create something both functional and beautiful. They spent time carefully reviewing the brief and working with us to develop an initial idea — providing thoughtful details and actively suggesting ways we could make it better — and produced a really gorgeous catalogue that we were proud to show clients at Frankfurt Book Fair. Would highly recommend for any creative projects.

— Rachel May Quin, Campaigns Manager, Collins

Thinking about a print project? From business cards to complex packaging we’ve pretty much done it all, we’d love to help with your next project. Contact Matt on 020 7424 5555 or matt@integral.london

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