Book Publishers

Smudge Publishing is a boutique publishing house based in Melbourne, Australia.

We produce culinary travel books that feature the very best restaurants, bars and cafes around Australia, Indonesia, Asia and the USA.
Our books are printed in coffee-table and pocket sizes, so you’ll be armed with the tips and tricks of eating, drinking and travelling whenever you need them.

We work with a team of collaborators to gain fresh perspectives when producing one of our award-winning titles.
From illustrators to writers, designers and photographers, Smudge titles are packed with great pieces to pour over and sights to lust after.


See what's going on with Smudge below. 




Photography for our upcoming title, Flavours of Hong Kong, is currently underway.  

This beautiful shot was captured at Potato Head by Kevin Li, one of Smudge's talented freelance photographers, and is now Dani's (one of the Smudge Directors) desktop screen saver.

If you would like a print or want to see more of Kevin's photos please click on the link below. 

You can check out Kevin Li's work here. 



LATEST BOOK: Specialty Coffee Melbourne

Our latest title, "Specialty Coffee Melbourne" has recently hit shelves. 

Inside, you will find 120 cafes featured throughout Melbourne and Regional Victoria. Learn about different flavours and origins, as well as brewing and roasting methods; dive deep into the movements behind your morning latte, tracking the bean from its origin to your local cafe’s grinder. The more you read, see, taste and feel, the more you’ll come to learn about the humble elixir. There’s a world of experiences out there to discover – where better to start than Melbourne? 

Click here to buy a copy




ILLUSTRATOR: Louise Lockhart

We are currently collaborating with Louise Lockhart on our upcoming title, Flavours of Tasmania.  

Louise is a talented illustrator who has now created an entire line of homewares in the UK. Her store, The Printed Peanut, is an ever-expanding collection of illustrated items for you and your home. 

Louise's unique designs have been applied to a varied selection of products including toys, games, clothes, accessories and pieces for your home.

Find her store here

Read more about by clicking on the link below..