Nopi: The Cookbook, by Here Design


Here has designed a cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully, which looks to reflect the look and feel and the experience of the Nopi restaurant in London’s Soho.

The consultancy has worked with Ottolenghi before on several projects including the identity of the Nopi restaurant.

Nopi: The Cookbook uses the “O” of Nopi as a graphic device throughout the book, including the cover where it appears to take the form of an Ottolenghi shakshuka pan.

Oxidative inks and a gold foil rim have been used to give the book a tactility and the “O” motifs reappear as chapter openers where different illustrated golden rings have been designed.

Graphics from the restaurant reappear inside the book including wavy and dotted lines from menus, which help give the book the feel of an “authentic souvenir” to the restaurant dining experience, according to Here.

The consultancy says it was inspired by the feel of the restaurant, which offers “formal design, informal communal dining and potentially complex dishes presented in an iconic yet accessible way.”