Shortlisted Books

Baltic
  • Winner

Designed by
Andy Warren
Category
Best Designed Cookbook
Year
2020
Publisher
Hardie Grant Books

About the Designer

Andy is an award winning Melbourne based designer. After graduating from RMIT in 2013, Andy interned then eventually worked as a designer at Hardie Grant Books. Working across a range of non-fiction titles, the work produced here led Andy to be awarded Young Designer of the Year in 2017. Andy is now working in-house at Five Mile as Senior Designer.

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Design Rationale

My goal was to showcase the photos, recipes, graphic styles and symbols of the Baltic regions. I researched into the graphics and patterns used throughout. The symbol used on the front cover is called Māra’s Cross and is symbolic of the protection of material values – household and nourishment. The symbol was traditionally pressed into a loaf of bread before baking. I wanted to treat the cover as a loaf of bread so the decision to drop back the subtitle and author name to a blind emboss allowed the cover to be sparse and for the symbol to stand out.

Details
Dimensions
26cm x 19cm
No. pages
224
Special finishes
Matt lamination and emboss
Credits
Internal Design
Andy Warren
Photography
Simon Bajada
Typesetting
Patrick Cannon
Printing
Leo Paper Products LTD.
Author
Simon Bajada