First Advisor

Elisabeth Charman

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Graphic Design and University Honors


Art + Design




Norwegian cooking, Cooking




Food has always been an important part of my family; from my childhood days sitting on the counter next to mom, sneaking licks as she stirred an afternoon batch of cookies, to the laughs and tears we had over conversations around a dinner table. It’s not the food per say, but the community and love and fellowship that was shared over it. Food often meant stopping, taking a step back from the rush of a day, and simply enjoying a moment together.

This graphic design project uses classical typesetting and illustration to showcase a collection of recipes that have been, and always will be, central to the meals shared around our table. I collected the quotes and recipes through interviews and conversations with each of my family members. The foods and stories on the pages reflect the memories and traditions that surround them. Each recipe, though some seem small and simple, represent the every day beauty and importance of stopping to share food.


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