We had what we call a “Pinterest Party” at a friends house. The idea is to actually do one of those things you’ve pinned… which is harder than you might think. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to try food typography for quite a while now, so that’s what I chose.

I spent an afternoon Christmas season before last on a type project specifically for my Facebook cover photo. I used the verse Proverbs 14:4, which says, “Where there are no oxen the stable is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.” My wife and I have really benefited from that verse, in particular it is a good reminder that seasons of productivity or shared with seasons of “messiness”. Just like it requires getting down and dirty to plant a garden in the spring to reap a rich harvest in the fall.


Some mentioned they would like a print of something like that (the cover photo they saw), so I decided I’d like to take a little more time in the future to make something that would show better in someone’s house.

It’s no surprise then, that I chose to do some food typography of this verse. It’s also no surprise that, never having practiced it before, it is definitely not print for house-worthy! The results were a good experience, if nothing else.

I had been inspired by these pins on my Food Typography board on Pinterest:


Our hostess graciously allowed me to use her vibrant, colorful spice collection! I used a dead pen and my fingers.


Any other food typographers out there? What is your process like? I intend to try again soon when I have another 2 hours to spare on food typography.
Some detail:


Right after I finished I took this shot with my phone to show some of the difference before and after editing, as well as the condition of the spices after clean up.