For the Cookbook Project, I decided to use strawberries as my main topic. I then focused on drink and dessert recipes for variety. To ensure that I had enough internal pages for the cookbook to print them double-sided with no blanks, I kept the cover separate from the recipe pages. I used separate layers for each page.
I designed the cover using a repetition of the word “strawberry” as the background. The title, Strawberry Pleasures, suggest something sweet and fun and maybe a little naughty. I chose Bauhaus 93 for the title font for the same reason. The glass of strawberry ice on the blue napkin invites you into the cookbook.
I chose the photos for the recipe pages first and then selected recipes to match the images. Since red is such a dominant color on the pages I used complimentary colors as elements in the piece. For example, one of the photos has a green overlay. Blue is also used liberally.