Bringing Good Design to Dining

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Art of the Menu is a delicious destination for lovers of good design. This site (a division of Bryony Gomez-Palacio's and Armin Vit's UnderConsideration) serves up menus from around the world that are both functional and pleasing to the eye.

Browsing the menus is like taking a course in masterful typography, color use, and even information design. So the next time you're hungry for inspiration, head for www.underconsideration.com/artofthemenu. And if you've designed a mouth-watering menu, submit it. You could be featured next!

Type afficianados must flock to alla lettera, a pizzeria in Turin, Italy. Here's a spread from the menu, plus a shot of the interior, which continues the alphabetic homage. Designed By Yet|Matilde:

Letters are everywhere in this pizzeria.

 

The interior of the pizzeria

Estudio Yeyé created not just menus, but illustrations and branding for Come Rico in Chihuahua, Mexico:

These illustrations are fun and lively.

The Publico Bistro and Bar may be in Jakarta, Indonesia, but its menu evoke a speakeasy in 1920s New York City. Designed by Noote and Netoo:

This menu takes you to a very different time and place.

 

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