They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. But what if its contents and ingredients were listed in the same way as food labels, along with percentages of daily recommended amounts? As part of her very clever Food for Thought series, designer Maria Mordvintseva-Keeler took book-cover design to a whole new level — a whole new format, actually — by rendering three iconic novels in the style of Heinz’s iconic soup cans: Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch and Anne Tyler’s Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant.
Each can’s illustrated label is loaded up with information about the novel’s content, from characters and page count (“serving size”) to daily values of humor and irony. The colorful illustrations and typefaces also make great kitchen art. No word yet if Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast or Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions are lined up for the series.
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