Canadian Space Agency

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) leads the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians. The CSA is equivalent to a federal department and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry. The CSA has worked with gordongroup over many years to produce a variety of reports, such as the COSPAR reports for 1998-99, 2004-05 and 2010. Most recently, gordongroup designed, edited, laid out and produced the 72-page report called A Long-term Space Plan for Canada, which was submitted to the Government of Canada by Dr. Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency.

gordongroup also designed the covers and inside pages based on guidelines from the client. We designed a cover that shows a satellite view of Canada from space and grid lines that represent tangible evidence of the agency’s strategy and plans for Canada’s involvement in space. The blue tones of the cover design reflect the colour of space and tie in with the CSA logo. The inside design deliberately uses a lot of white space for a clean and crisp look. The angled lines in the keyline are reflected in the photo cropping, giving a subtle forward-looking feel. Pull quotes emphasize content and provide visual interest.