Non-Traditional Family Gatherings

This creative cookbook is a combination of hand brush lettering, page layout and photography skills. The book contains 4 sections filled with some unusual recipes for family gatherings. Our family gatherings are far from a bland time. Who else wins a tiara and gown at a croquet tournament in winter? These recipes deserved their own special book so they can continue to keep the tradition alive.

This cookbook was a 100% self-produced project. I wanted to learn hand lettering and put all of my other skills into one project. The lettering was produced on white paper, scanned into Photoshop, clipping paths were made, and the color was added in. All photography was done in my living room and post production was done using Lightroom. From start to finish the project took about 4 months and countless hours between learning a new skill, cooking, photo shoots, layout and more.

SKILLS:

  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • LIGHTROOM
  • INDESIGN
  • HAND LETTERING
  • ILLUSTRATOR
  • LAYOUT
  • PHOTOSHOP