Author(s): 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.
Born in South Africa, raised in New Zealand, Megan van Staden currently resides in London, freelancing as a book designer for Hachette and Penguin Random House. Megan worked as a senior book designer for five years at formerly Random House, now Penguin Random House in early 2010. 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 shortlist in the PANZ Book Design Awards.