X One-Design Centenary 2011 Celebrations
Niki Cath is an experienced graphic designer. In 2011 the X One Design Class Association commissioned her to design a full suite of marketing materials to promote the interests and raise the profile of the Class in its Centenary Year.
Niki designed a 16pp A4 brochure and other materials which were used for promotion and sponsorship purposes and which were an important component in the Class securing a major sponsor for 2011 – its Centenary Year.
Following the great success of both the on the water and social programmes, particularly Cowes Week 2011, the Class commissioned Niki to design an A4 Coffee Table Book running to 320pp in four colour with over 188 colour images of X One Design boats racing over the last century with especial coverage of Cowes Week 2011. Many of these photographs came from well known professional maritime photographers who were very pleased to have their best works published for posterity in this important work.
Niki tackled this task with huge commitment, enthusiasm and skill way beyond the call of duty all within very tight publishing deadlines. The resultant work is a book we are all immensely proud of and which will sell for years to come as a real classic in its own right.
David da Cunha
On behalf of the
XOD Class Association
14th November 2011