In Bea Crespo and Andrea G. Portoles’ delightful Brunchcity series, paper dioramas form iconic skylines that pop out of foods for which major cities are famous. Crespo, an illustrator, created the charming drawings, selecting and sketching landmarks that represent each city. For example, the ruins of Athens’ Parthenon rises out of a dish of Greek yogurt, Cuba’s capital building and a mural of Che Guevera stand on a bedrock of beans and rice, and a paper Coliseum teeters on the side of an Italian ice cream cone. Portoles, a photographer, captured the pop-up-bookish displays against often-pastel backgrounds in artistic lighting to show off the details in each piece. The artists turned out a new photo every two weeks beginning in 2013, when they started the project.
They say the series was a fun way to combine their passions. “This…is the result of things we enjoy the most: food, traveling, illustrations, photos and creativity,” the artists say on their website.