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Faculty Sponsor

John Motz

Department/Program

Visual Communication and Design

Abstract

There is a mantra, “eat your vegetables”. The mantra should also include fruit because both are full of phytochemicals, enzymes, and mineral salts that are life-sustaining. Without the full understanding of food properties and characteristics, it is no wonder people pass by the produce section quickly. The time is now to make friends with these vibrant, nutritious produce because the deliberate intake of wild foods, herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables will heal and optimize your physical body and well-being. The project is to educate and encourage people to make friends with whole food and also to help them discover the high impact of these every day foods that are at their fingertips. Fifty vector illustrations have been created and etched (sandblasted) into blue bottles. The blue bottles were chosen because they can be instrumental in enlivening the water by sitting it in the sun. Photos have been taken and manipulated in Photoshop to be used for torso and book. Layout skills have been utilized in creating a book by incorporating all the assets that have been developed. The book has simple recipes of each of the 50 foods that assist the person with integrating the high nutrient dense food into a person’s life. As a graphic designer, the researched ideas were visually articulated in a colorful, well- illustrated 108-page book and physical display. The book has been created with the top 50 foods that have survived over time. Each food has a 2-page spread in the book with history of each individual food, followed by the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients it is known for. It is also sprinkled with non-mainstream information that can be life changing. To encourage people to make friends with these foods, there is a section that explains how to purchase and to prepare each of the 50 foods. To complete each individual spread, there is a step-by-step recipe. Drawing all three facets of information together from non-mainstream, scientific, and Oriental Traditions, we can prove that the deliberate intake of wild foods, herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables will truly heal and optimize your physical body and well-being. At the same time, foods can be enjoyed with flavorful taste with their simplicity of their preparation.

Tune In; Power of Food

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