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Edible Garden Design.
  • Shortlisted

Designed by
Evi O.
Best Designed Fully-Illustrated Book under $50
Lantern an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia

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

Jamie Durie is an energetic force of nature and has a passion for edible gardens that look as good as they taste. I wanted to capture his energy and make a book that was easy to navigate and visually exciting. The perfect example of this can be seen in the openers and endpapers for which we used vegetables to create beautiful patterns reminiscent of elaborate wallpaper design. The variety of paper textures used throughout the book adds warmth and tactility. The tones are earthy as well as featuring the pops of colour found in the brightest fruits of summer.

235 x 275 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Cover printed on cloth textured wibalin, debossed front cover, special green pantone, textured ribbon
Internal Design
Evi O.
Jason Busch, Tonya McCahon et al
Evi O.
Jamie Durie