La Vie Rustic: Cooking & Living in the French Style is a fabulous cookbook by James Beard Award winning author and chef Georgeanne Brennan. La Vie Rustic is also Georgeanne's online store and blog. It was an honor to help bring this book to life during my time working at Weldon Owen Publishing. I loved art directing, designing, and laying this one out—it's one of my favorite projects to date.
And what made it even better was I got to work with one of my favorite photographers again, Ms. Sara Remington, along with the lovely Ethel Brennan (Georgeanne's daughter) as food & prop stylist. La Vie Rustic logotype and illustrations by Michael Schwab, plus additional commissioned illustrations by Carolyn Gibb. The rest of the team was also top notch!
I included one of my mood boards, too. I love mood boards. So glad we got to include Sara’s “stock” shot from this board (upper right corner) in the front matter of the final book!
Here’s a little video I put together of the final photo shoot at Ethel’s place.
And finally the smart, sassy, and kind photo shoot team at Sara’s studio.
Weldon Owen Publishing
Associate Publisher: Amy Marr / Creative Director: Kelly Booth
Complete with textured cover, linen spine, and de-bossed type/logo.