Category Archives: Ways to mix graphic design with food

Comic Sans biscuits are going to RSA

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They’re keeping my business cards company. Food bribes are kind of my thing.

Finished baked typeface project

It’s finally complete.

It was going to be a book, but the final outcome is a set of postcards of the baked typefaces, with the recipe and a bit about the typeface on the back.

I’m hoping to carry this project on in my own time as this is just a sample for an idea that I’d like to get professionally produced at some point because I’ve had such incredible feedback from it. For now, I had to stop at 6 typefaces because at around ¬£10 a typeface to create it was getting a little expensive for my student budget.

Even more baked typefaces

I’ve been doing more baked typefaces with a view to eventually making a book. I think. The idea was originally to do an A-Z but I definitely won’t have the time, so I don’t really know where it’s going yet.

I’ve gone Dutch

I’m so thrilled that the What a Way to Make a Livin’ poster was featured in the Podium section of Dutch advertising magazine Adformatie (19 Jan). Massive thanks to Jennette at Dolly Rogers for this!

What a way to make a livin’

Last month I visited some studios in Amsterdam (again), which involved another really enjoyable visit to Dolly Rogers. As a thank you for once again putting me through their unique form of torture – Powerpoint Karaoke – and giving me some really great feedback on my work, I created a little something for them:

The poster has now found a happy new home in the Dolly Rogers studio.

More baked typefaces

You might remember a few months ago I started venturing into the world of the typeface as a baked good. I forgot about that for a couple of months, but as I would quite like it in my portfolio soon, I set about doing a few more today.

Gill Sans digestive biscuitThe Gill Sans digestive. Humble, inherently British and not too showy.

American Typewriter Oreo typeface cookieThe American Typewriter Oreo. An all-American classic. Turns out that Oreo batter is not an easy medium for creating typefaces, hence the cracks and wonkiness. I also ran out of batter for a lowercase letter, but by this time I was getting a bit angry with it so I let it go.

My housemates fully endorse this project, because it means there’s a fresh supply of biscuits for them to get rid of.

Tea & cake

Today was my last day at Tilt. Me being me (obsessed with cakes), this seemed like the perfect opportunity for some Tilt branded cupcakes as a thank you.

Throughout my time at Tilt tea seemed to be a running theme – who’s turn it was to make the tea, whether you put the milk in first, whether the colour of the tea looked weird today… those guys are NUTS for tea, which as a non-tea drinker amused me constantly. So it seemed only fitting that the cakes should be chai tea flavour, and they went down really well.

Continuing the tea theme, look what they gave me!

A mug with everyone at Tilt on it, done in the style of their recent Facebook campaign for Real Gap (if you haven’t already seen this then have a look – the song from the video will stay in your head for WEEKS). I can’t say I’ll be drinking tea out of it any time soon but I’ll definitely be enjoying copious amounts of deadline coffee from it.

Thanks to Chris, Dan, Jon and Sas for making my time there really enjoyable, I’m quite sad to leave because it means having to face the looming and terrifying prospect of third year!