The Big Family Cooking Showdown

We were delighted that Breakfast of Champions was chosen to do the graphics for new BBC flagship cooking show ‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’, where 16 families go head to head to win the title of Britain’s best family of home cooks.

Theresa Hilsden, head of design, was tasked with creating a look and feel for the title sequence and menu graphics that will be shown throughout the show. She first explored a number of styles for the project, including a folksy, highly patterned approach and a more illustrative and brightly coloured theme before settling on a more graphic, font-driven design for the series logo.

This clean, pared-down design with symmetrical lines was both modern and simple and lent itself perfectly to three main accent colours.

For the menu cards, we played around with sketches of ingredients and settled on a design that used colour blocking, typography and graphic illustration to create something simple and stylish.

“I loved working on this! And as a long time Bake Off fan, it was lovely to meet Nadiya Hussain when we were shooting footage for the title sequence.” Great work T and team.

The Big Family Cooking Showdown airs every Thursday at 8pm on BBC2.