Step-by-step recipe instructions

The Brief

Design an illustrated cookbook with a clear hierarchy and clear, readable instructions

Trim Size

7.5 × 10 inches (190 × 254 mm)

Learning Points

  • Spanning columns

  • Working with step lists

  • Working with diacritics and custom icons


InDesign, Photoshop, Camera

Fonts Used



The cookbook, it turns out, is one type of publication that is evergreen. Digital revolutions, economic downturns, even global pandemics — whatever the disruption, people still need to eat, and they still need a well-designed book to provide them instruction and inspiration.

Page size and margins

We chose a trim size big enough to show off the food photography and accommodate the sometimes ...

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