Designed by BLDG.
Malfatti is an Italian concept, which directly translated into English means “poorly made.” However, in Italy malfatti is symbolic of an ideal simplicity found in straightforward dishes made from the higheset quality ingredients—remniscent of wabi-sabi in Japanese. Sotto, and the design that supports the restaurant’s brand, seak to embody this concept, which is evident in the menu’s purposefully rough and raw typography and handdrawn lines. BLDG’s roughed-up take on classic Italian futurism brings the malfatti ideal into the world of communication design.
Art of the Menu, is a division of UnderConsideration, cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Art of the Menu uses Typekit to render Proxima Nova by Mark Simonson and Adelle by Type Together.
Art of the Menu is run with Six Apart’s MovableType 6.1.1
All comments, ideas and thoughts on Art of the Menu are property of their authors; reproduction without the author’s or Art of the Menu’s permission is strictly prohibited
UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…
blogs we publish
Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.
Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.
events we organize
Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.
Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.