This book challenges the traditional photo and illustration cookbooks, by excluding these elements. It uses typography to express its message and personality.
The publication is printed on newsprint with a risograph printer, and coil bound. This gives the book a nostalgic quality when flipping through it.
The design is inspired by my Oma’s collection of cookbooks, which were straightforward, systematic, and fragile. From this inspiration, I added personality with my choice of typeface, Jaune. This typeface is cooky, playful, and slightly uncomfortable. Jaune started to influence my original designs and pushed for more unconventional chapter openers, and the use of transparency.
I see the final design as balancing the line between my Oma’s mass-produced recipe booklets, and a children’s coloring book. Hopefully giving the reader a playful experience through typography and clarity through the grided system.
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