Food becomes type

This week, I introduced the class to the notion that type can be made from almost anything. That looking around you will reveal all manner of typographic ephemera, and that you can create type from the most unlikely of sources if you just make the effort to do so. This was not meant to be an abstract exercise, but to show that there are real possibilities that exist outside the confines of the computer.

Many years ago, while working on an annual report for the food service company Vie de France, I decided to use string beans in place of initial capitals.

Unfortunately there were only two sections in the report.

The primary type for the report is Bodoni with Futura caps for the subheadings.

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