Black Moustache Letterpress / 2x100 postcards / 3c / 15cm x 22.5cm / Galerie Image 330g/m2 / April 2013
Art | Soup
3c letterpress recipe cards for the Art | Soup project at Kunsthaus Glarus. Printed from linocut illustrations and hand set lead type.
The artist and cook Matthias Käser creates a delicious new soup for each new exhibition at Kunsthaus Glarus. I've been asked to design and print some recipe cards for some of the soups. I wanted to make simple and very abstract illustrations of the soups. I only get the names and the recipe of the soups. I never seen an image or tasted any of them before I created the recipe cards. So I really just sketch up what comes to my mind if I think about for example ‹Tomato coconut soup with chocolate lentils› (recipe card no. 2) and cut it from lino in 2 or 3 colourruns. The recipe on the backside is all handset from leadtype.
The cards have been wrapped in plastic sleeves. On the back there is a small envelope with a nail to hang up the cards. This is the simplest form to collect the cards and hang them up in your kitchen. With every exhibition, there will be one card added to the edition. So far there are 6 cards.
Here are some rough translations of the soups:
No. 1: Sweet and sour vegetable soup with tofu
No. 2: Tomato coconut soup with chocolate lentils
No. 3: Lentil soup with chickpeas
No. 4: Peanut soup with sweet potatoes (This one is really fantastic!)
No. 5: Gazpacho
No. 6: Beet soup with black beans
Please contact Kunsthaus Glarus if you want to buy some of these recipe cards Kunsthaus Glarus. They will be happy to send them to you!