The task for design demanded a lot of unorthodox solutions. Therefore, the visual language is vivid in it: a few different concepts and ideas interact and strengthen each other here. Various composition techniques come hand-by-hand in this book. Also, extraordinary bespoke typeface and caligraphy were used. In fact, the amount of text written by hand could easily fill all the surfaces of the kitchen.
Actually, everything in this book is real: paper applications and collages were cut by hand, layouts were designed by cutting and pasting photo compositions, illustrations were drawn with ink, felt-tip pens and pencils. It got dirty with the paint too – it was splashed all over the place when designing the cover. These collosal efforts were done for the sake of originality.
Play, Cook, Kiss was born in three print houses on 5 types of paper and in 2 different formats. The cover of the book was made out of decorative paper with golden and silver foiling on it. All of this was done to create the best visual experience and give readers the feeling of emotional fullfilment with every page.
This book should be taken personal. As it was written and designed – as another personal challenge which makes one better than he or she was yesterday. That is the taste of life, materialised on paper this time.