Boba is arguably the quintessential Taiwanese drink so it’s pretty exciting to help usher in a book on it to the United States. While this cover was not used, it was a design that I felt captured the fun nature of the drink while giving it an authoritative, graphic presentation. In the end, we went with something one of the authors designed.
Christopher Testani’s photos were so creative and vibrant and pushed me to design an interior that matched. To avoid making the recipe pages too repetitive, I designed a flexible system that allowed for the type and photos to interact with each other. My favorite idea was reworking the photo of the Boba Guys’ floor tile to be the book’s title page.