Shortlisted Books

Kitchen by Mike

Designed by
Emily O’Neill
Category
Best Designed Cookbook
Year
2015
Publisher
Lantern an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia

About the Designer

Emily is a Sydney-based freelance book designer. She has previously worked in-house for Penguin Books and Allen & Unwin on a wide range of projects including commercial and literary fiction, children’s and illustrated lifestyle titles. She has also created designs for local and international publishers including Pan Macmillan, Bloomsbury Publishing, Atlantic Books, Hachette UK and Simon and Schuster US. In between projects she has lectured in Graphics/Media at UNSW’s College of Fine Arts.

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Design Rationale

The strong, graphic design of Kitchen by Mike takes inspiration from the eatery itself. The type and layout act as an extension of the restaurant’s branding and style. The industrial, masculine look of the warehouse space is also incorporated into the book by using photographed elements as the layered background textures. Coloured fore edge printing was used to blacken the edges of the pages to make this book a complete package.

Details
Dimensions
219x281mm
No. pages
256
Special finishes
Hardback with wibalin case and black sprayed edge. PLC jacket with matte lamination.
Credits
Photography
Alan Benson
Illustration
Emily O'Neill and Allie Webb
Author
Mike McEnearney