Slippurinn: Recipes and Stories from Iceland

Phaidon Press


This debut book by Icelandic chef Gísli Matt, who built his restaurant Slippurinn in a historic shipyard building of the Vestmannaeyjar island. The island’s landscape was changed forever by the lava flow from a 1973 erupted volcano.

Gísli created a menu that reflects his extensive research into traditional Icelandic dishes to preserve local culinary knowledge while applying a modern approach for a cuisine.

The Icelandic landscape has the most out of this world color palette. The gradient on the book’s cover is an attempt to recreate that in print.

Gísli’s complex multi-part recipes needed a layout solution that individually binds the ingredients and the preparations for each part of the dish, while still keeping the recipe as a whole.