Sweet salutations and welcome, kind reader, to the very first edition of our new satellite magazine Fast Food&. When brainstorming for our regular issues, we often have a hard time letting go of those ideas that didn’t quite make it. So, think of Fast Food& as an hors d’oeuvre at a drive-through, immediate and flirtatious. Published between regular issues, it’s a liminal space for us to play with ideas that are too bizarre, and yet too brilliant to trash.
Throughout the pages that follow, we dance with the merging theme of food and patents*. What are the ways in which we take ownership of the food we eat, cook, or design? Can a recipe ever really be ours to claim? Prepare to digest stories about culinary superiority complexes, everything you’re legally allowed to call milk that isn’t really milk, and one man’s emotional and financial decline at the hands of an exquisite recipe for sushi made of fruit.
Take your time reading Fast Food& Patents, for if inspiration strikes, you’ll want a pencil in hand to capture the magic.
Asís Ybarra … email@example.com
Ellie Dempsey … firstname.lastname@example.org
Fabian Wohlfart … email@example.com
Eduardo Ecker … firstname.lastname@example.org
MAGIC STICKER DESIGNER
Kiki Ljung … kikiljung.com | @kikiljung
Druckhaus Sportflieger … druckhaus-sportflieger.de
Boutique MG [BETA]
by Milieu Grotesque … milieugrotesque.com
by Michael Satter … michaelsatter.de
and Alex Irschfeld … alexirschfeld.com
Due to sustainibility concerns, we decided to use left-over paper from our
printing partner‘s warehouse, paper which would otherwise have been discarded:
Fedregoni Arctic Smooth … 200g/m² for the cover
Berberich Garda Matt … 90g/m² for the bookblock
Stay up to date … @foodandzine
European Patent Office … worldwide.espacenet.com
Jan Evert Morel … Still Life with Flowers and Fruit (Back-Cover)
Food&, Ybarra und Wohlfart GbR
Berlin, Germany, 2022
FORMAT 17×24 cm