Shortlisted Books

Florentine
  • Designers' Choice
  • Winner

Designed by
Allison Colpoys
Category
Best Designed Cookbook, Designers' Choice Cover of the Year
Year
2017
Publisher
Hardie Grant Books

About the Designer

Allison Colpoys is an award-winning designer and illustrator, and the Art Director at Scribe Publications. Her picture books include The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, Under the Love Umbrella, If All the World Were… and All the Ways To Be Smart. As well as receiving numerous Australian Book Design Awards for her illustration and cover design, she has won the CBCA Crichton Award for Best New Talent and two Australian Book Industry Awards.

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Design Rationale

This is a cookbook with the perfect ingredients: Beautiful writing and travel photography by Emiko Davies; amazing food shots by Lauren Bamford and Deb Kaloper; and a brilliant team at Hardie Grant. Kasia Gadecki and I added to this with a collection of marbled papers (a Florentine tradition) used on the cover and chapter openers, along with vintage-style frames that were a deliberate nod to traditional Florence, like Emiko’s recipes. Design Manager, Mark Campbell, had the inspired idea to spray the book block a bright orange, which I love – it really lifts the whole package.

Details
Dimensions
217 x 275
No. pages
256
Special finishes
Woodfree cover/PMS 5th colour/black foil/sprayed book block
Credits
Internal Design
Allison Colpoys
Photography
Lauren Bamford
Illustration
Allison Colpoys & Kasia Galecki
Printing
1010
Author
Emiko Davies