Kudos cocktails

Hey, Hunted Down and Other Tales, my odd little book of remixed Marcus Clarke short stories is a finalist in the Australian Graphic Design Association's annual awards for 2016.

To make this book possible, I was joined by editor Aimée Lindorff and designer George Saad. And it's George who really deserves the lion's share of the credit here. His attention to detail, mimicking nineteenth century books, circus, posters, beer labels, and newspaper clippings is impressive enough without also upending standard book design conventions into a reading experience that goes well beyond the ordinary.

My celebratory cocktail of choice was a variation on the Old Fashioned:

  • 2 oz rye whisky
  • 1/4 oz simple sugar syrup
  • a dash of Angostura bitters

Stir in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with lime peel.