Food for thought
Now that a new IPCC report has put eating habits and sustainable development back into the limelight, it may be a good time to reflect on good design ideas in the field of food. Firstly, we thought about the great work done by research and design lab SPACE10 under the name The Food of the Future, that compiles sustainable recipes for what they envisage will be the main sources of nutrition in a not-to-far-away future, all presented in a charming cookbook published by Frame. Dishes like the bug burger (made of mealworms) could definitely be a solution to the excess of meat being consumed nowadays (although we have not yet dared to try it yet).
While on the subject of food, we have also looked into the work that FAO has been doing over the last few years in terms of visual communications and publications. A remarkable trend kicked off last year with the commission of six illustrators, each one from a different continent, to document their #ZeroHunger campaign. Since then, they have established a strong and fruitful relationship with Fernando del Hambre (ironically, his surname means "hunger" in Spanish), who has illustrated the 2019 FAO publications catalogue. This is a good example of how defining a specific look and feel can not only make publications more recognizable, but also make them more visually engaging to a wider audience.