This book was designed and hand-bound for a student project.
The assignment was to design a book. I had complete freedom over the topic, content, and production.
Originally I wanted to create a book about green tea, but green tea itself had a lot of information and I had to make it interesting.
I narrowed it down specifically on matcha (Japanese powdered tea). The book is separated into two sections;
one in which it is traditionally drunk in Japanese tea ceremonies (light), and the other in modern day desserts and snacks (dark).
The cover is a Z fold and I incorporated the two parts: A Drinker's Guide and A Glutton's Guide.
I stitched the pages and cover. I also created small packages of matcha as giveaways,
and a large poster with the tea shops and dessert spots in NYC that were mentioned in the book.
I photographed most of the images.