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LATEST BOOK: Specialty Coffee Melbourne

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

You will find 120 cafes featured throughout Melbourne and Regional Victoria inside. Learn about different flavours, origins and brewing and roasting methods; dive deep into the movements behind your morning latte, tracking beans from 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



We are currently underway photographing for our upcoming title, Flavours of Hong Kong.  

This beautiful shot was photographed at Potato Head by Kevin Li, one of Smudge's talented freelance photographers.

This photo 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. 


DESIGNER: Ilona Samcewicz-Parham

Meet our latest addition to the Smudge Team. 

Ilona Samcewicz-Parham, aka Spilenka, is a communication designer and letterpress printer living in Melbourne, Australia.

Her perfectionist bent bundled with her painstaking patience results in fastidiously executed design and letterpress projects. Her background in psychology gives her creative work a solid foundation in research and observation, colour theory, gestalt and semiotics. Her work has been recognised by organisations such as the International Society of Typographic Designers, the Australian Graphic Design Association and the Design Institute of Australia. 

When she's not adding to her vast hoard of print ephemera, you'll find her dexterously crafting typography from food, trying to save the orangutan or hanging out with her turtle.

Check out some of her work here. 

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We have been fortunate enough to be working with the extremely talented Illustrator, Penny Law on our upcoming title, Flavours of Hong Kong.  

Born and bred in Hong Kong, she graduated from University of the West of England (Bristol) with a degree in Illustration. She has worked as a commercial illustrator since 2011, ranging from editorial illustrations, cartography, hand lettering typography, branding, posters to children’s books. 

Stay tuned for sneak peaks of her amazing illistratiuons!

Check out her work here. 


DESIGNER: Matt Tambellini

Matt Tambellini and his studio, More, has just joined Smudge to create a fresh and unique look to our upcoming titles. He will be doing art direction and design for Flavours of Hong Kong, Flavours of Singapore and Flavours of Pittsburgh.

Keep your eyes peeled as we will be featuring sneak peaks of the upcoming titles here and on our social channels. 

Check out Matts work on More by More. 

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Amanda Davenport

The Sydney based photographer has been travelling around Tasmania over the last 4 months to photograph for our upcoming book, Flavours of Tasmania. 

We adore Amanda's photographs and cant wait for the book to hit the shelves.  

Check out Amanda's photos here. 



Katie is the Creative Director at Smudge Publishing. She wrote this herself, so she has nothing to say.........

She has been doing this for 8 years and has worked on over 20 recipe books in that time. 

Check out Katie's work here.