Litmus Paper at Cheltenham Festivals
In July 2012 we were supported by the British Library to produce a new edition of Litmus Paper – a daily publication summarising news, reviews and research stories associated with each day of Cheltenham Science Festival. Cheltenham hosts the UK’s biggest science festival, presenting an array of interactive experiments, talks and exhibitions to nearly 50,000 visitors each year.
“Litmus Paper went down a storm!”
– Ashley Kent, Cheltenham Science Festival Manager
We produced five consecutive issues of Litmus. Half the content was compiled, edited and designed in advance. The other half was written and designed live at the festival, with our editorial team attending the events and conducting interviews with guest presenters and our design team working into the small hours.
The editions were printed overnight and delivered by 9am every morning.
The Discovery Zone at Cheltenham Science Festival
Interactive cover designs
We invited visitors to download the code for any of the covers, modify, then upload back their contributions (or add new ones).
View the issues online:
Series of five Litmuspaper editions published daily at Cheltenham Science Festival, 2012
Litmuspaper edition published at Cheltenham Literature Festival, 2012