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T2: The Book
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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

Working closely with the T2 in-house team, I had the privilege to go on a tea pilgrimage, living the contents as I was designing. I was given the opportunity to extend T2ss iconic identity and create original images through photography and illustration, making this the most playful and original tea book ever produced. Historical and factual contents are presented through fun, informative design and witty illustrations, turning dry facts into an enjoyable read. The cover features an embossed collage artwork of paper, tea leaves and gold foil. The orange fore-edge is an ode to T2’s brand colour.

195 x 250 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Embossing and foil on front cover. T2 orange fore edge spray.
Internal Design
Evi O.
Magenta Burgin and Various
Grace Mathis and Evi O.
1010 Printing
Maryanne Shearer