Vann’s Shared Secrets
Inspired by the great work carried out at The Lake Clinic Cambodia, artist Lisa-Marie Gibbs and Siem Reap Ivy Guest House owners Vann and Karl, came up with the idea of a charity cook book. Vann told stories of food, shared her very precious recipes and Lisa-Marie drew and took photos, and with our help, their cook book was brought to life.
A compact square format was used, both to showcase Lisa-Marie’s beautiful paintings and Polaroid photographs from Cambodia, and enable reduced-cost postage across the world. Inside, we showcased her artwork alongside a simple typographic grid for the ingredients and recipes, and a fold-over cover referenced the secret theme.
Craft and typography
A hand-drawn typeface was used throughout as the main display font, taking the colours from Lisa-Marie’s paintings. Texture was added to the pages and photos with a geometric pattern inspired by the intricate carvings from the nearby Angkor Wat temple.
‘I would like to thank Cream Design for their creativity, kindness and generous spirit in designing the book.’