Fresh Foods – Philadelphia City Paper

Spring Vegetables

Interior - Philadelphia City Paper

Here are some fresh new illustrations for Philadelphia City Paper’s spring foods issue. I illustrated the cover and a large interior illustration showing some glistening spring veggies making their way to the frying pan. I’m really happy with the design on these, I think it all works very well together.

Some of my favorite vegetables are represented, notably asparagus and artichokes. Artichokes are really just fun to eat, and with a nice dipping sauce they are pretty tasty too.

Here’s a quick recipe for artichoke dipping sauce, thanks to Martha Stewart:

In a small bowl, stir together 3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise and 1 or 2 minced garlic cloves (a garlic press works best here). Season with coarse salt and ground pepper.

There you have it. Just steam your artichokes for 25-40 minutes and you have a tasty appetizer. Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Fresh Foods – Philadelphia City Paper”

  1. Måns Asplund

    Beautiful illustrations as always.
    I like the way you use colours in your illustrrations.
    Are they digital or the old school way?

    • Joel Kimmel

      Thank you! All the line work is inked traditionally and the colors are both watercolor and digital.