We’re used to seeing publications about food and publications that play with the book/magazine format, but Cookbook combines these two forms into something very special. The second issue of the annual Madrid-based title reached us recently, resplendent in its smart blue cover which Albert Folch – designer, surfer and subject of numero #2 – describes as “a colour that has accompanied me since I was a kid.”
Cookbook aims to “analyse the work of an artist…through the metaphor of cooking” and Albert is a fine subject on which to focus. He gets to choose the content, the contributors and the font (Futura) as well as the colour scheme, and it’s no surprise the new issue is a thing of beauty; from the interesting layouts to the fantastic photography and illustration. The content itself defies easy description; there’s food here for sure but there’s also film, art, travel and fashion staying true to the magazine’s mission to use food as a metaphor or a starting point rather than an end in itself.
It works and then some; the only downside is we have to wait 12 more months to see issue number three!
- Making branding with a purpose: what can we learn from the Bauhaus?
- From woodcut type to spinning tops: Can collecting really inform your creative work?
- Jeremy Jansen’s graphic design work bridges concept and coherency
- Michael Craig-Martin: a cool, clean and colourful riot of everyday objects
- Anatoly Grashchenko's randomly generated posters for a Moscow theatre
- Japanese illustrator Nimura Daisuke is back with his charmingly naughty gifs
- Should illustrators be treated like designers?
- Why “cool” stunts creativity: one agency offers its opinion
- Fresh, vibrant poster work from South Korean designer Soojin Lee
- Grey London's thoughtful, powerful and innovative new campaign for Tate Britain
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Introducing French design studio plus mûrs and its beautiful poster designs