1010 Printing Award for
Best Cookbook 2015
Highly Commended 2015
Designer Emma Hayes
Title Saison: A Year at the French Café by Simon Wright
Publisher Random House New Zealand
Format 290 x 250mm, 304pp, section sewn, PLC in slipcase. Text stock 157gsm matt art and 120gsm woodfree plus die cut tip ins on Wibalin Natural. Case 4 colour printed JHT cloth. Slipcase printed 4 colour on Wibalin Buckram plus spot UV varnish.
Judges’ Comments Saison is a show-stopper of a book and a glorious object. From the watery silk floral cover, gorgeous photography and delicate colour palette to the laser-cut section dividers, everything about this book was elegant as hell. The delicacy and refinement evident in the design choices made was a perfect match for the food style of the French Café. The entire package including slipcase was beautifully finished. The choice of a light-weight sans serif and a diaphanous script ensures the typography doesn’t overwhelm the airiness of the images. The minimalist approach to the page and illustration numbering is innovative and aesthetically successful, but proves a little complicated to navigate.