This summer sees a celebration of all things edible. As the nutrition themed Expo Milano 2015 showcases global gastronomy, creative cuisine and sustainable sourcing, artists and designers are exploring the enjoyment of eating and the social side of food, from everyday mundane meals to the secret ingredients in family recipes.
Street art project Gourmandizing documents the diversity and history of London cooking, “Gourmandizing is about giving people a taste of the town” says project founder, artist and food lover Matthew McGuinness. The murals adorning the shops and cafes of South East London aim to give a flavour of local food culture with shared recipes and community complied menus.
Fashion is also enjoying its foodie moment. CJW’s colourful oversized scarves feature sketchy prints of ramen noodles, fried rice and Ferrero Roche records the daily life of designer Christina J. Wang. What to eat, where to get it and how much it costs is woven into the design, taking the wearer on a guided tour of Wang’s favourite NYC lunch spots.
The Brockley Street Art Festival runs from the 29th May – 6th June along the Brockley Corridor, South East London
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