14 November 2014
What do designers eat? The question has been asked by the Umbrian lithographic and printing works CTS Grafica, which made an open call to Italian and international designers, inviting them to illustrate their favorite recipes. The result is Spollo Kitchen, a volume published by Corraini in which we can find the culinary manifestos of 100 designers, selected from a shortlist of 500 candidates. Four hundred pages, produced in collaboration with AIAP and Art Directors Club Italiano, in which graphic design and cooking contaminate one another, involving the reader in the discovery of a creative universe made up of patterns, lettering and contemporary geometries. But Spollo Kitchen is not just a book. Over the course of a year, in fact, the chosen recipes were prepared, photographed, eaten and judged by a chef. The whole thing was then documented and the photos can now be viewed online on CTS Grafica’s Facebook page.