The President's Appeal
The DebRA President's Appeal was an initiative to target the world's wealthiest individuals, as potential donors to the worthy cause of fighting Epidermolysis Bullosa.
As the President of DebRA, Michael Portillo personally signed each brochure, and recipients included Bill Clinton and Bill Gates.
The document consists of two individual booklets, with hand stitched spines, held within an outer hard cover. This outer cover was bound in a muted blue sued-like material with debossed type. A sheet of superfine translucent textured paper overlays the first page, to emphasize the message beneath: 'Imagine skin so fragile, it blisters at the slightest touch'.
The main document contained two booklets. The first reveals the true nature of the condition in graphic detail. The second contains the appeal information, alongside muted black and white images of the sufferers. The thought behind the two book approach was to ensure the appeal book could be read easily, without continually confronting the reader with the graphic realities of the condition on every page, as the imagery can be very painful to view.
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