Helping aged former inmates adjust to a life on the outside that is almost unrecognisable.
Council of the Aged
The problems people face when they are released from prison are large and varied. If they have been inside for a long time, the world they find on the outside can be quite different to the one they remember. Add to this estrangement from family, discrimination and mental health issues, the Council of the Aged commissioned a diary to help this cohort adjust to their new life.
The brief emphasised a user-friendly product that would be simple, friendly and helpful. To this end, an icon set was designed for use throughout the diary, particularly in the information-heavy areas in the opening section.
The bulk of the document is a traditional print-form diary, one week to a page, with each spread featuring a tip, recipe or snippet of useful information. The spreads are spacious for note taking and appointments.