We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, but what about its photography, layout, typefaces, paper—and how they all interact with each other? Each week, we’ll be sharing a book spread that’s worth taking a close look at for one reason or another. And we’ll ask you: What do you think about it?
Today: The meat of Franklin Barbecue's design and photography.
Franklin Barbecue by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay
Ten Speed Press (2015)
Photography by Wyatt McSpadden
Design by Betsy Stromberg
We've been choosing one spread to talk and think about the design of a book, and this week we indeed chose a very spare, preliminary page from Franklin Barbecue—pages iv and v, the dedication page. Here's what this spread tells us about the book, before even getting to the heart of it:
What about this spread makes you want to keep reading (and cooking)? What other book designs have sucked you in lately?