Saturday, June 18, 2011

Junk Food map for Alimentum: The Literature of Food!

It's out! The 12th issue of Alimentum (which I designed) printed well and my map is in it. When I laid out the issue there was one blank page and seeing an opportunity I asked Paulette (head honcho) if I could try something... I created the map first on paper, rough pencil sketch, that I scanned and used as a basis for finished drawings in Photoshop (head outline) and Adobe Illustrator (everything else). Coming up with the A-B-C  commentary was not a cinch. The humor lurched from too personal to too snarky to just pathetically unfunny. In fact you may still think it is all of those things! I tested it on friends who raised eyebrows as they realized what churns through my gray matter. I thank Jim, Natalie, Deborah, Joe, Flash and Mia for their input...

1 comment:

Mary said...

Love it. Reminds me of a chem assignment I used to give my kids the first week of school--travel brochure for the land of chemistry, complete with map showing things like the pits of despair, math mountains, etc,,,landmarks and obstacles and high points. Some were absolutely great--and gave me a clue as to where they expected (and so could I) problems to arise, or the work to be easy going. Hooray for maps!