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Pets & Plants

Pets & Plants is a narrative and travel guide for on the go pet safe plant shopping, sharing my experiences and advice with keeping both plants and pets in my home.

Paojia PJ Tang

Publication Design

At the beginning of my journey to being a loving cat and plant mom, poison prevention wasn’t an initial consideration that came to mind, but my main goal throughout this journey is to keep both my fur and botanic babies alive. When going through my journey I found it difficult to constantly go back and forth between choosing plants around me and searching plants online and without killing my phone.

This book was primarily made to be a travel-sized knowledge bank for easy, plant care information sourcing when on the go without draining your data and phone battery. It was designed to be easy to navigate, with plant care information detailed on manila pages, and further narrative of personal stories, advice and fun animal antics on white pages. I wanted to create an all in one ‘travel-sized guide’ that would share my personal experiences and advice regarding non-toxic plants and how my cats do sharing a space with them, as well as basic care requirements for easy information sourcing when plant shopping out and about.

With plants being the main content, I wanted to design the book in a style that naturally complimented the information and content. I found the botanic theme blends very seamlessly with the art nouveau style, with organic swatches and florals as constant motifs. I based the illustration style and typography on art nouveau books as well as their decorative feel and colour palettes.