Loose Joints Studio

Loose Joints Publishing

Celine Marchbank's second book is a five-year exploration into the grieving process, told through photography, writing and the artist's mother’s recipes. Marchbank uses her mother's food legacy – as a key player in the British restaurant and food revolution of the 1980s – as a way to explore her own grief and recovery.

Our design unpacks the layers of memory, grief and time in Marchbank's work through an innovative design: with half-folded pages creating 'pockets' throughout the design, the artist's mothers' recipes are replicates as loose facsimiles, tucked into the pages like a scrapbook of culinary memories, encouraging the reader to take out and cook from her recipes.