Paris-based graphic designer Michael Thorsby originally hails from Sweden, but has travelled across Tokyo, Copenhagen and London picking up influences and developing his work before settling in Paris with a visual language that’s entirely his own. His projects vary enormously from luxurious pattern design fro the likes of Sixpack France, beautiful posters for obscure bands and laboriously 3D rendered commercials for automobile brands. There’s seemingly nothing he can’t do.
One of the stranger projects lurking in his polished portfolio is this unusual cookbook by the author Terence Wright; The Soufflé That Smiled At Me. It professes to be “a guide to psychedelic cuisine,” and offers sound advice on how to make a meal on mushrooms. Not only does it deliver educational lessons for the psychotropic chef, it also suggests recipes that look trippy in their own right – like rainbow-coloured cakes and prismatic jelly. It’s all brought together with beautiful design and art direction from Michael in a case-bound volume that gives stoned cooking the gravitas it deserves.
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