Keep checking back here for our summer briefs 2014. In July and August we're posting open briefs on various subject matter falling under the umbrella categories of 'science and technology', 'society and the environment' and 'arts and culture'. Send us your illustrations inspired by these pieces of text and we'll select our favourites to be featured in an online gallery on our website at the end of summer.
Following on from the Food Journal, and with its name derived from a process discovered whilst researching the booklet. We asked three Illustrators to produce artwork based on an ancient Mesoamerican food preparation process, used to prepare maize for making food stuffs such as corn tortillas. Nixtamal is an Aztec word which describes corn that has undergone a lime treating process unlocking valuable nutrients from the corn. With an associated programme of events and workshops, 'Nixtamal' was a group show featuring work by Adam Bletchly, Livi Gosling and Oliver Flores.
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Conceived in 2011 as a way of collating food and travel stories, it has evolved into a design project with its roots still firmly in sharing: a dish, a place, a word. An Illustrated Food Journal is a collection of food experiences and places visited told through 'food notes', language bites and hand-drawn Illustrations. Written and illustrated by Stephanie Odu, the first edition covers the region of Central America. The book is stitch-bound and printed on recycled paper using the Risograph, a print process which uses soy based inks to produce a finish similar to a silk screen print.