These food illustrations for Texas Monthly Magazine and the next few posts will center on my work in the magazine field.
Having had my start at the Wall Street Journal, establishing their hallmark portrait style, it was only a matter of time before magazine art directors began calling to retain my services.
Several years ago, Texas Monthly commissioned a bunch of small “spots” to illustrate an article about a poll they ran on food trends. The magazine asked many prominent chefs various questions about where the future lay in the culinary world. Mainly, my spot illustrations portrayed the majority opinion on the preferred fare of the future (you can read as, “now”). Here is a spread of the articled as published:
And following, the food illustrations, one-by-one…
The preferred grain, Quinoa.
Preferred protein: grass-fed Beef.
Indian Food…will be the next global cuisine craze
“Foam”, the current fad most likely to fade away
Carbs are coming back!
Appetizer of the future
Positing the question of whether Texas wines would rival California’s… Respondents voted “No” 70 to 30.
Will Texas olive oil rival Italian olive oil? No!… by 77 to 23. Finally there was a question about GMO foods which is more complicated than I’d like to write about here. Anyhow, here is the recombinant DNA illustration to the question…
Stay Tuned, and Thanks for dropping by for the read and viewing the food illustrations!