"salt&age" is about cheese from around the world and its accompaniments when served. The process of cheese-making is fascinating because there is so much that goes into it that most people wouldn't expect. I was influenced by New York Times Magazine. The focus of the project included a cover, table of contents, and a main story layout including the opening spread, as well as the following spreads.
The name comes from the final step of cheese-making: salting the cheese and letting it age. I wanted the color palette to have an even softness to it to mimic soft cheeses. The yellow was chosen from brie, and the blue from blue cheese. The opening spread of the main story was created through original photography and hours and hours of photo manipulation to extend the length of the wooden cutting board and making the food on the board look practically perfect. The text spread concept was created through a mask to mimic the other side of the cheese wheel. The table of contents’ spread was designed to mimic the photo on the opposite page’s boards and boards of cheese.