I was the Creative Director on this travel book project for Penguin. Here's the old opera stage at Shaxi, in Dali Prefecture.
It's a recipe and travel journal by Mei Zhang, Dali native and founder of WildChina. Here's the cover, with illustrations by Jason Pym.
Two weeks on the road in Yunnan, and many more researching and writing.
Bai-style fried rice with Dali ham. Mmm.
It wasn't all ham. We also ate peas...
One of many beautiful venues in Dali, southwest China, the hip town at the centre of the book.