A view of what each book looks like, including their slipcovers.

A view of what each book looks like, including their slipcovers.

An example of how a person would view the books, icons and die cuts apparent.

An example of how a person would view the books, icons and die cuts apparent.

In the process of turning the page, both styles of icons are able to be seen in their entirety. Once the page is turned, the die cut switches over to the left, blocking out all of the smaller icons except what can be seen in the cut. Essentially, the smaller icons now make up the larger icon.

In the process of turning the page, both styles of icons are able to be seen in their entirety. Once the page is turned, the die cut switches over to the left, blocking out all of the smaller icons except what can be seen in the cut. Essentially, the smaller icons now make up the larger icon.

The logo created literally depicts the series because my inspiration came from the actual food pyramid. Each food group is color coordinated to the book of that group. 

The logo created literally depicts the series because my inspiration came from the actual food pyramid. Each food group is color coordinated to the book of that group. 

Slipcase made used to carry the books. The logo is on each side of the case.

Slipcase made used to carry the books. The logo is on each side of the case.

Alternate slipcase view.

Alternate slipcase view.

Alternate slipcase view.

Alternate slipcase view.

All 25 food icons that were used in the series.

All 25 food icons that were used in the series.

Pyramid.

My goal was to create pure artist books crafted to appreciate the forms held inside, and no text would be needed. The food pyramid became the concept of the project. I thought it would be interesting to create five icons for each food group, breaking the food groups down to their very core. The categories are fat, dairy, grain, protein, fruit, and vegetables. 

Two versions of each icon were made, and die cuts were utilized in the spreads to create visual interactions. After finishing and binding all spreads, each book was wrapped with a colorful fibrous paper to also enhance the naturalness of the food. Each book was also wrapped in a slipcover to display the food group. The end product is all six books contained in a slipcase.