The Medieval Charity ball

'Polishing the metal'


Pro-bono project.


The Medieval Charity Ball is a highlight on many social calendars in Brunei. This event held a the residence of the British High Commissioner with all proceeds going to charity.

Design Brief

Other than the client wanting the poster and tickets printed in one-colour, the brief Brief consisted of, "Just 'make it look medieval."

Design Solution

Considering the subject matter, Katz-i International Web & Graphic Design suggested a rich duotone instead of just one colour. The duotone treatment would create a better connection to a bygone era. To keep the budget down, images were used from personal stock. The castle is from a trip to Carcassonne, France. As luck would have it, the knight is an image of a New Zealand friend, roaming around Germany jousting, while learning the wine trade. The "m" and background pattern were created from antique parchment. Overall, the colour and images create an immediate sense of medieval times before one even reads the text.

Client's comments: ... I have seen a number of examples of their work, and have been highly impressed by their design capabilities, by their helpful and positive attitude to their work, and by the efficiency they have displayed in arranging to have the final product delivered up to standard and within required deadlines. Katz-i International Web & Graphic Design has done several design commissions both for the High Commission and for other organisations with which I have been associated (for example charitable events and organisations), and they has never failed to produce work attractive to the eye and appropriate to the requirements.

On several occasions they have very generously donated their time in aid of worthy causes. Both the High Commission and the expatriate community in Brunei have reason to record their appreciation to Katz-i for their work here.

Stuart Laing, British High Commissioner

Client: The British High Commission and British Ladies Together (BLT)

Publicity: Poster and tickets

Medieval Charity ball poster by Katz-i International Web & Graphic Design Medieval Charity ball tickets by Katz-i International Web & Graphic Design