food art

Tomomi Maruo is a Japanese food artist who specializes in “charaben”, which is the art of creating bento box meals representing kid’s TV show characters. [click to continue…]

In recent years, Umino Seaweed and international ad agency I&S BBDO joined forces in order to give sushi a new level of artistry. [click to continue…]


When she’s not designing large scale structures,  Romanian architect Ioana Vanc enjoys using various foods to create tiny portraits on metal spoons. These small sculptures are layered for a multi-dimensional scene while her choice of food mediums create amazing textures. Her subjects range from Batman and Kermit to intricate wildlife scenes.

No matter the scale or medium, Ioana is truly an artist. Take a look at more of her work after the break. 

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Food as art goes to a new level with this project by Dutch artists Lernert and Sander. The duo cut raw food into 98 individual 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm cubes for a food-themed documentary photography special for the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant.

If you’re a perfectionist, it’s very satisfying to look at.

See how many foods you can identify after the break.

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pixel waffle 1

Would you like to have some food art with your waffles? That’s what Quirky user Chunder has developed with Pixel. The waffle iron comes with a silicone pattern tray that fits over the metal portion of the iron. You can create a custom pixelated design on your waffles by pushing in different squares on the silicone tray. Hearts, flowers, words – it’s up to you! The tray is only under consideration right now, but if it’s actually made, I’m sure users will share free waffle patterns to use with it.

See more photos of the waffle iron after the break.

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Wow, doesn’t that cereal look tasty… wait… those are Lego swimming in turpentine. I’ll pass thank you.

Australian photographer T.Q. Lee likes to recreate his favorite dishes using non-edible items for his appropriately named series, “Inedible”. Lee told Mashable that, “[The] series is both a fun visual pun and a comment on the artificial nature of convenience food.” He used a variety of unusual and sometimes thought-provoking ingredients to make his dishes, including tire rubber, Lego bricks, hazardous chemicals, sponges and, yes, even his own urine. The photos are meant to mimic the kinds of food pics that pop up on billboards and on Instagram daily. “There certainly appears to be a growing objectification even fetishism surrounding food — the idea of shooting before you eat, has become almost a custom,” said Lee.

Check out some more fake food pics after the break…

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When you look at Cheetos, you may see a blob covered with cheese-flavored powder. Instagram user cheesecurlsofinstagram doesn’t just see the food as a snack though, he or she finds art. The Instagrammer keeps an eye out for Cheetos that resemble people or objects and curates them in a gallery. There are cheese curls that look like seahorses, people evolving, people getting executed, and so on. No word on whether the Cheetos are devoured after their moment in the spotlight or if they’re kept for posterity.

View more of the messy art after the break.

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waffle cone monster

Food that looks scary can still be sugary and delicious. Baker Christine McConnell proves it with her desserts that look like monsters but are made from cookies, caramel, short bread, chocolate, and other sweets. While I’m a little grossed out by her creations, I can appreciate the artistry involved. The above waffle cone filled with deadly biting plants is my favorite but the sugar cookie facehuggers come in at a close second.

See a gallery of McConnell’s creations after the break.

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Minions Food Art

We’re no strangers to the fantastic and creative food art by Samantha Lee. She’s turned her kids’ food into Harry Potter, Totoro, and now, a Minion! One of the little guys from Despicable Me is the latest addition to her edible gallery. I believe his body was made from egg and that he has cheese for arms and eyes. He looks delicious!

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Gabriel Nkweti Lafitte, a Starbucks barista, transforms average Starbucks cups into brilliant works of art. He creates these intricately designed illustrations for people he’s served during his spare time. His cups are on display inside the Starbucks near the British Museum in London, and he receives daily requests from fans. Amazingly, his pieces sometimes take up to 40 hours to finish. In regards to why he does it, he told Metro: “I love seeing people’s reaction to my drawings. I enjoy the joy and surprise on their faces.”

Check out some more pics of his cups after the break…

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