Blak Cook Book

design Letterbox | collaborators Dr. Paola Balla, Dr. Clare Land and Kate Golding

Blak Cook Book is a set of provocations on Captain Cook and specifically Captain Cook’s Cottage (located in Melbourne’s Fitzroy Gardens). Written by Dr. Paola Balla, Dr. Clare Land and Kate Golding, it calls for a complete re-writing of the narrative around Captain Cook from an indigenous perspective. Our role in this provocative project went beyond the design, extending into its naming as well. The Blak Cook Book features a fold-out poster featuring a spiral timeline of Cook’s interactions with Australasian First Peoples.