Clever Food Art Plays Off Everyday Expressions

Easy as pie

Many of us have heard the expressions “cool as a cucumber” or “easy as pie.” In this playful collection of food art, London-based designer Christine Kawasaki-Chan took those phrases to the next level, creating a series in which each food idiom comes to life right before our eyes. The artist created compositions that naturally blend her incredible lettering skills with a variety of delicious foods pairings.

Using basic items like bread, cucumbers, and pie crust as her unique canvas, Kawasaki-Chan produced perfectly scripted, edible letters. The first few words of the idioms are formed out of the toasted impressions on the surface of bread, the delicate curls of a cucumber peel, and the perfectly carved crusts of a baked pie. Viewers are left to complete the sentence on their own using the context clues and their knowledge of the English language. The artist’s clever word play is a gorgeous display of typography in the form of deliciously appealing snacks.


Cool as a cucumber


Warm as toast


Keen as mustard

Christine Kawasaki-Chan’s website
via [Laughing Squid]






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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