Burger blogger Burgerac has released a part art, part recipe book featuring 24 burger-themed illustrations commissioned for 2011 pop-up exhibition Burgermat.
Each artwork doubles as a placemat and is accompanied by a burger recipe, from Burgerac’s own ‘super easy cheesy’ to burger chain Byron’s signature creation, with photographs by Thomas Bowles.
The Burgermat Show was launched in London in 2011 and has since travelled to Cape Town and Dublin.
“The show was inspired by the Burger Monday events put on by Daniel Young of Young & Foodish. For each event he invites a great chef to cook up a one-night-only burger for ticket-buying guests.
“After going to a couple, I knew I wanted to collaborate with him and bring art into the equation. I went for a burger (naturally) with Daniel and through a series of conversations, the concept for The Burgermat Show was born,” explains Burgerac.
“The concept for the book was born at precisely the moment we knew we were going to showcase artwork as paper placemats. I initially thought I could print and publish it myself, but once you start really thinking about it, you realise a publisher is far more than a print-broker. Working with Nobrow gives the book the credibility I feel the artwork deserves and the chance to be distributed around the world,” he adds.
Nobrow, which organised last weekend’s East London Comic and Arts Festival and specialises in design, graphic art and illustration books, has also published a new title by illustrator Robert Hunter, who has designed artwork for Picador, the New York Times, Guinness and a book documenting the V&A’s Memory Palace exhibition, which explores the link between illustration and story telling.
Map of Days (above) follows the story of Richard, who is lost in an alternative world after stepping into his grandfather’s pendulum clock.
The Burgermat Show and Map of Days are available to pre-order at nobrow.net