Illustrator Imagines the English Alphabet as Italian Cuisine

Italian artist and designer Erika Rossi is known for her minimal and colorful style. Experimenting with shapes and color blocks, her characters (though simple) are full of zest. Since graduating from Iuav with an MA in Visual and Multimedia Communication (specializing in Interaction Design), Rossi works full time as an interaction and UX designer. But she still very much enjoys drawing.

Case in point: a recent illustrated series she made, following the #36daysoftype challenge which invites designers, illustrators, and graphic artists to express their particular interpretation of letters and numbers.

“Let’s start the #36daysoftype with this ‘A’ as in ‘Amatriciana,'” wrote the Barcelona based artist, providing a unique interpretation to the letter A. “This traditional roman dish takes its name from the town of Amatrice and the first written record of it comes from the roman cook Francesco Leonardi who served Pasta all’Amatriciana to the Pope in 1816,” she explained, adding that “Yes, it’s gonna be alllll about Italian cuisine my friends!”

Her alphabet, an homage to Italian cuisine, is simply delighful, proving the endless graphic possibilities of typography.