It's difficult for me to walk past Japantown here in San Francisco without stopping and spending at least 30 minutes in the Kinokuniya Book Store, browsing through cook books, design tomes, and eclectic Japanese fashion mags. I've encountered some strange things in that store, but mostly it's full of great and cute things. Today I splurged a little and got the latest issue of Kinfolk, an Eggling that will one day (hopefully!) become a cactus, and a book called Whet My Appetite: Culinary Graphic Design.
Die hard fans/readers of this blog may already know, but I've recently gone full-on freelance with my photography, design, and all kinds of nerd skills. I got this particular book on design because I love love love food, food packaging, menus, and anything else having to do with food. I can work with anyone (except maybe a few kids on the playground...) but I'd love to work with restaurants, cafes, and independent gourmets. I figured I'd get some printed research into my hands for inspiration, even if I have to make up a few places to get my portfolio a bit more expansive. You can, of course, check it out here anyway.