A Drink of One’s Own: cocktails for literary ladies collected the prestigious design Chairman’s Award at The Drum’s Scottish Design Awards.
Commenting on his choice, TBWA’s head of design Danny Bickerton said ‘Cocktails for Literary Ladies was a piece I kept coming back to. I found the storytelling a really strong feature in the beautifully printed book. I’m not a fan of “design for design’s sake” and this book’s simplicity gave it its character. Its mix of illustration and photography really worked for me. Ultimately it felt like a very honest body of work.’
The book, a collection of cocktails inspired by over 50 of the world’s finest women writers, was the brainchild of Glasgow University Creative Writing MA students Cameo Marlatt and Laura Becherer, with the illustrations by Savannah Marlatt. Spanish rights were recently sold to Editorial Nordica.
Commenting on the award, Managing Editor Robbie Guillory said, ‘It is a real pleasure to be receiving this award. Freight Books prides itself on combining fantastic ideas with beautiful design. Having our award-winning parent company, Freight Design, on hand to provide their expertise has been invaluable in this regard.’