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The Complete Asian Cookbook Series
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Designed by
Murray Batten
Category
Best Designed Series (including Classics)
Year
2015
Publisher
Hardie Grant Books

About the Designer

Murray is an award wining freelance book designer with over six years experience and has worked with some of Australia’s leading publishers including Hardie Grant Publishing, Murdoch Books, HarperCollins Australia & Smith Street Books.

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Design Rationale

The brief was to reimagine the original Charmaine Solomon collection as a set of elegant and beautiful books separated by regions. The concept was to use the flowers native to each region to subtly differentiate the covers, along with traditional design elements and motifs from the regions to layer authenticity. As a set, the spines connect together with a blossom branch – representing a connection between the recipes and suggesting the recipes belong in a collection. For the internals, the books are typeset using classic serif fonts and a traditional recipe style, with fabric textures throughout to add warmth.

Details
Dimensions
179 x 257 mm
Credits
Internal Design
Murray Batten
Photography
Alan Benson
Illustration
Murray Batten
Author
Charmaine Solomon