Food Font comes to Buffalo
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • July 17, 2012 @ 10:19am
Ever get scolded for playing with your food at dinner? Next week, you’ll be encouraged.
Kristen Baumlier, an artist and educator brings her latest project, Food Font, where people can create food alphabets and use them in an interactive design tool to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 28th.
Food Font is an interactive art project where people can make alphabets out of food, take pictures of each letter, and later use these and other food alphabets in a fun, free, interactive online design tool. With the tool, you can write with various food alphabets, choose backgrounds, and do basic layout techniques to make images that can be saved, shared electronically, and also printed. The tool can be used to make images, posters, signs, and other printed materials.
For several years Baumlier has been doing projects that explore food and sustainability. When asked how the project started, Baumlier said that, “I was doing work in my studio where I was photographing words and letters out of food. I realized that this process had potential to be fun and interactive way to promote discussion and build community around food.”
From July to October the project will travel each week to various Farmer’s markets and community events where visitors will make letters out of a seasonal food or their market purchases.
The Food Font project will be at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market in Buffalo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Visitors can contribute to making a food alphabet out of food from local farms to make the “Elmwood-Bidwell Market Buffalo font” that will be part that will be available to use in the Food Font design tool.
For more information on the project, check out the Food Font website.
Photo courtesy of Facebook.