21 Recipes Cookbook

Editorial Design, Design System, Photography

A collection of recipes from 21 third year graphic design students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 20 Recipes from California (and 1 from Virginia) highlights the stories and significance of the recipe to the student. I especially wanted to showcase the geography of the unique combination of recipes, exploring what food is being made where.

This project was selected for Cal Poly’s 2019 Juried Student Show.

See the full cookbook here.

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Design System

To create a consistent experience across more than 70 pages, a solid design system was needed. This wasn't only a matter of colors and text and imagery, but how they would interact with each other. All colors used for text match appropriate WCAG color contrast ratios as a part of good accessibility practice.


Just as individual stories create a narrative, ingredients create the dish. The photography for this project showcases the ingredients as the start of a culinary journey just as each recipe’s story instigates how it became a part of a someone’s life.

 © 2020 by Isabela Presedo-Floyd. All rights reserved.

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