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Edible Emoji Artwork

Anna Keville Joyce Recreates Popular iOS Emoticons Using Cultural Foods

— July 13, 2016 — Lifestyle
Anna Keville Joyce is a well-known food artist that utilizes different meal items to recreate popular images, and her latest collection of installations use cultural foods to create the iOS emoticons. The images a collaborative effort between Joyce and photographer Agustin Nieto that capture the popular visual language in an edible format. Each of the illustrations are created using foods popular in three countries including Japan, Italy and Mexico.

Each of Joyce's edible emojis are created using ingredients popular in a specific country's cultural cuisine. For example, the 'Italy: Cuore Mio' illustration recreates the heart-eyed smilie using noodles, pasta sauce and spicy peppercorns. In contrast, the 'Mexico: Buena Onda' image is the cool sunglasses smilie recreated using rice, beans and peppers.

Photo Credits: designboom, akjfoodstyling
Trend Themes
1. Food Art - Opportunity for artists to create visually stunning edible artwork using cultural foods.
2. Cultural Cuisine - Trend of using specific country's cuisine to recreate popular images and symbols.
3. Collaborative Food Projects - Increasing trend of collaboration between food artists and photographers to capture food art in a visually appealing manner.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - Opportunity for restaurants, catering services, and food artists to offer unique and visually appealing food art installations.
2. Art and Design - Opportunity for artists and designers to explore the intersection of food and art, creating innovative and visually captivating edible artwork.
3. Photography and Media - Opportunity for photographers and media professionals to partner with food artists to capture and promote visually striking food art installations.
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