Cocina Olcina - Spanish Cooking Book
Cocina Olcina (The Olcina Kitchen) Cooking Book
Language: Spanish
Content: Regional and family recipes through 4 generations of restauranteurs, and the stories which make each dish a taste to remember.
Design: Creating this book with the author, Jose Olcina, was definitely an experience and adventure to remember. We spent 2 months in Spain getting fed like kings while Jose's parents prepared every dish for us to test and then shoot ourselves in a makeshift studio in the back room of the restaurant. We then took the next few months retouching, doing layouts and finally publishing this book which we believe to be full of delicious recipes intertwined with beautiful family and regional history and stories.
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WWF Magazine
I had the privilege of designing the full first edition WWF 'Down 2 Earth' student magazine... from logo to layout.
It was such a pleasure working on this project and I'm really chuffed with the outcome.
Black Rock Cover and Title Page Design
Gold winner for best design at the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Design Awards in the United States.
The story revolves around the death of Napoleon on St Helena Island, told from the perspective of his ghost.
The green was inspired by the fact that Nepoleon had his auropsy performed on his billiards table (which was green), and the colour of the wall in his living room.

Graphic hat:   
The main graphic is obviously Napoleons bicorne hat.
It also happens to create a similar silhouette to the shape of the island he was exiled on.

Black splotch on the back cover:   
I received scans of actual letters and manuscripts written by Nepoleon. As he got more ill his handwriting became more illegible and he often spilt ink all over the pages. The back cover is a graphic representation of an actual letter with ink stains.

Based on these same letters I developed a type face from his handwriting. This was used for chapter and title pages.

(Author: Louise Hoole)
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