EATEN MAGAZINE AUTUMN 2023
EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY YOKO BAUM
Art Director / Publisher : Emelyn Rude
Th create illustrations for the article "Sherbet wishes and Dairy Queen dreams" - long and winding history of sherbet story, written by Anna Ansari.
The piece is an article on the evolution of the Persian dessert sherbet into modern day ice cream. Each illustration need to be attached to the era it is referencing. This would be the Achaemenid Empire for sherbet, the Arab rule of sicily for granita, the medici era in Florence for the gelato, and then 20th century americana for the soft serve.
Reference / Sketches
Each illustration needed to be attached to the era it is referencing. This would be the Achaemenid Empire for sherbet, the Arab rule of sicily for granita, the medici era in Florence for the gelato, and then 20th century americana for the soft serve. Also the client was very open to my artistic expertise and point of view for fun and attractive visual images.
I created images inspired from some art pieces for each cold dessert.
The concept of images : Today, we often discover a big surprise in the old tempera or fresco painting during art restoration/conservation with x-ray, maybe a long time ago a restoration artist changed and re-painted them with some twists for many reasons, maybe for political issues or the art piece owner just didn't like it as an original, or we just missed a piece of sculpture .
We never know what the Perisian queen Atossa statute might hold, a cup of delicious sherbet. The portrait of Cosimo family - a painting restorer found the family members holds delicious gelato and shiny sliver spoons. It would be hard to say that the work of a famous pop artist is not discovered by chance in the garage of a private home in rural America. (The garage owner's grandfather was once a member of the New York artist studio "Factory" and a bartender at Studio 54 in the 1970s, a fact that no one, including family members, could possibly know in the 21st century.
I really enjoyed and had a great experience on this project!