Delicious Book Design

Images Publishing Shanghai

Edited by Megan van Staden

  • This picturesque and interesting design publication presents stunning food-related books that showcase special editorial design, highlighting aspects such as layout, format, photography, illustration, typography, food styling techniques, and jacket design.

    The emergence of food blogs and other readily available information online about cooking and healthy eating have fuelled a growing interest in cookbooks, which are flourishing in what is generally a tough and challenging publishing environment. There continues to be an ongoing demand for useful and beautiful cookbooks.

    This book features many successful cookbooks, and how they stand out from the crowd. The first part introduces an homage to the classic formats that many designers use, with clear, detailed explanatory notes covering format and layout (looking at both the culture- and brand- oriented styles), including emotional storytelling; photography and food styling; typography and typefaces; along with paper quality and finishes.

    The second part features a variety of creative and original formats not commonly seen, particularly specialized illustrated books, which could definitely attract more readers. Finally this volume presents several award-winning works, most of which are winners of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Each section devotes several beautifully illustrated and richly photographed case studies to give the reader more insight into the work and craftsmanship that goes into these stunning tomes.

    This title is destined to be a design bible for professional designers and students of design alike.

  • ISBN: 9781864706550

    Dimensions: 300mm x 240mm

    Page Count: 240

    Publication: Feb 2015

    Colour: Full Colour

  • Born in South Africa and raised in New Zealand, Megan van Staden currently resides in London, freelancing as a book designer for Hachette and Penguin Random House.

    She graduated from New Zealand’s Massey University in 2009 with a Bachelor Degree in Visual Communications Design. After graduating, she traveled and taught English for half a year in Chile, returning to New Zealand in late 2009. Megan was lucky enough to land her dream job designing books at Penguin Random House (formerly Random House) in early 2010.

    She worked there as a senior book designer for five years. Her work has a playful feel, as she loves to incorporate hand-drawn typography and colorful illustrations. Her sensitivity to subject matter and versatility won her the title of Awa Press Young Designer of the Year in 2012. She has also had a few books shortlisted for the PANZ Book Design Awards.

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