The homesick recipe / 2021
University of the Arts London/ Design for Art DirectionThe Homesick Recipe is a Cantonese cookbook with charming illustrations, designed for Hongkongers living in the UK. Through its warm style, unique printing, and simple recipes, it allows readers to easily prepare home-cooked dishes, bringing the taste of home to their new surroundings. The book combines digital fabric printing with organic Half-Panama Cotton, featuring a Japanese binding that connects each illustration and recipe.
In terms of design, The Homesick Recipe embraces minimalism, incorporating a wooden stand and soft-toned fabrics. The typography mimics the look of old Hong Kong calendars, creating a sense of nostalgia. The illustrations adopt a childlike style with gentle colors, providing a week's worth of recipes accompanied by visual depictions of the dishes and ingredients.
As an ode to Hongkongers adjusting to life in the UK, The Homesick Recipe offers a taste of home, helping them alleviate their longing for familiar flavors while they embark on their new journey.