Shortlisted Books

Love Italy
  • Designers Choice
  • Winner

Designed by
Daniel New
Category
Best Designed Cookbook, Designers' Choice Book of the Year
Year
2014
Publisher
Lantern an imprint of Penguin Random House Australia

About the Designer

Daniel works closely with publishers and authors to capture unique stories and bring their visions to life. He was previously art director and designer at Lantern, Penguin Books, where he worked for a decade with experts in food, lifestyle and design. He is an award-winning designer with over 20 years’ experience. Daniel was a founding member of the Australian Book Designers Association and in 2017 he founded ‘New Studio’ in Surry Hills, Sydney.

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Design Rationale

We wanted the book to feel generous and match the bigheartedness of the author and the people he meets and create and immersive experience. We decided to make a large format book and run most of images full bleed. Rather than having a recipe on a white page we ran images beneath the text to make the most out of them. To break up the book and provide clear navigation I used bright, graphic chapter openers. These were inspired by Modernist Italy, specifically, futurist Fortunato Depero’s 1930s Campari Soda bottles crossed with tangram puzzle shapes that reflect the geometric typography.

Details
Dimensions
250x320mm
No. pages
544
Special finishes
Cover is dyed red paper for durability. Black and white debossed foil.
Credits
Photography
Mark Chew
Author
Guy Grossi