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Thorlakson Family Cookbook

My family is very close-knit, quirky, and fun. Our gatherings are full of love and laughter and I wanted to convey that in my family cookbook.

Between each section of the book is a feature on one of the branches of the family, including a "how they met" story and family pictures. Sprinkled throughout the book are quotes and anecdotes from family members, sharing memories, expressing personalities, and cracking jokes. The beginning of the book includes a family tree and our family grace — a song written by my great great uncle that we sing at every family gathering.

From a design standpoint, I chose and an energetic, handwritten typeface for the titles and sprinkled hand drawn images throughout to give it a homemade feel. I used vibrant colors to match my family's lively disposition, and spiral bound it for practicality so that it can lay open and flat when cooking.

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