Arts & Eats: The Mission, Good Food and Art for a Great Cause

Posted on Oct 22, 2013
Arts & Eats: The Mission, Good Food and Art for a Great Cause

from the Design Lab

Some design projects take a while to bake, and that is ok. It is more important to get it right than to get it out. That is what I tell our clients, and more often than not, they believe me and the end result is well worth the wait.
Yesterday, a project we have been working on for Creative Rescue and Creativity Explored came out of the oven and we got our first taste of its printed goodness. It is a project we deeply cared about and could not be happier to see it out in the world.

Susan Kay and Teri Hauswirth of animal rescue organization Creative Rescue approached us back in June about designing a cookbook for them. The cookbook would be a non-profit project benefiting both Creative Rescue and Creativity Explored, an organization that provides people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to pursue livelihoods as visual artists. Located in San Francisco’s Mission district, Creativity Explored has been doing this valuable work for the past 30 years.

The cookbook itself was a very fun challenge. We had to blend an easy-to follow recipe book with an art book and design it to stand on its own, much like an easel desk calendar. On one side, beautiful, bright and at times quirky art from the Creativity Explored archive or artists would be featured; the other side would feature a recipe and a little blurb about one of the 25 favorite Mission district restaurants, who generously donated their contribution.

Arts & Eats, as the book would be named, is now available for purchase through Omnivore Books, Creativity Explored or Creative Rescue. Get your copy today, have a go at some of the best recipes from the treasured Mission district and support two great non-profits.

Food, art and good will… what a great way to welcome the season of Gratitude.

More about the book:

from Creative Rescue

from SF Weekly

from SFist

Arts & Eats book cover


Single Cupcake by Camille Holvoet | Creativity Explored