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Smudge Eats
City Guides

For lovers of food, wine and coffee

Product Development
Design and Art Direction

Soft Cover Publication

Published November 2015

Smudge Publishing

132 pages | 160x120mm

2016 Australian Book Design Awards

Shortlisted for Best Series

These pocket sized books were a way to repurpose online content from SmudgeEats.com.au in a travel friendly printed form. Featuring food and drink listings and special feature editorial scattered throughout, the concept behind the cover design was to create a collectable series featuring a signature spot colour and illustrative talent from artists who reside in each city.

"The Smudge Eats Sydney book was a dream job! Susan provided great art direction while also letting me explore my own creative ideas and visual style. The finished book was the result of a truly collaborative experience and I’m super happy with how it turned out." – Jess Cruickshank

Blurb —

This Smudge Eats Melbourne guide crams the city's mouth-watering offerings into bite-sized pieces for you to savour through the course of a day.
Begin with a caffeine kick at one of Melbourne's world-renowned espresso bars, chase it with a memorable culinary experience, and top it all off with a cocktail or locally brewed craft beer before lapping up the city's stellar nightlife.

This Smudge Eats Sydney pocket guide presents the city's vast culinary offering in snack-sized pieces to consume at leisure through the course of a day.
Begin with breakfast by the world-famous water, wander through laneways for lunch, and while away the evening hours in a sprawling beer garden or subterranean speakeasy.

Illustrations by Ashley Ronning (Melbourne) and Jess Cruickshank (Sydney).