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Comida Mexicana
  • Designers' Choice
  • Winner

Designed by
Evi O.
Best Designed Cookbook, Designers' Choice Book of the Year
Smith Street Books

About the Designer

Evi O. established her reputation for a strong design aesthetic and collaborative spirit during a decade at Penguin Books, most notably creating award-winning illustrated books in the fields of food, design, interiors, architecture, art, garden and wellness. Her art and design practice ranges across 2D and 3D forms, print and digital, having collaborated with book and magazine publishers, homeware labels, and brands. She practices from her Marrickville studio in Sydney. She is a founding member of ABDA.

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Design Rationale

Create a Mexican book like no other: the perfect brief. Celebrating the gusto of Mexican wrestlers snorting hot salsas and fighting giant, brave chillies, the design and art direction reflect the spirit of the culinary. Colourful food is styled against colourful props and saturated colours are contrasted, all framed by directional red-blue-peach design. The typography is as bold, and illustrations are added to carry humour throughout. The cover is boldly illustrated, featuring a wrestler in a ring with a taco, while the edge is full of flair with a pattern stamped, making this a cookbook designed like no other.

195 x 260 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
External pattern on the pages, featured in physical photograph.
Internal Design
Evi O.
Alicia Taylor
Megan Ellis
C&C Offset Printing
Rosa Cienfuegos