FatBoy Zine X Financial Times Weekend Magazine

In Summer 2021 I was asked to collaborate with the Financial Times Weekend Magazine on their food and drink special!

I was asked to supply two recipes and design two double-page spreads in FatBoy style. The theme for the magazine was "summer", so naturally I gravitated to the warmth and flavours of Filipino cooking.

I wanted the design for the spreads to feel bright, warm and loud. Something that would stand out compared to the overall FT brand.

I used a mix of tye-dyed textures from our previous issue (issue 2 “at Home in the Philippines”), images from my time there, and colors that could carry the energy and brightness of the food.

The two recipes I picked were Chicken Inasal, a grilled dish where chicken is marinated in vinegar, garlic, and lemongrass, then cooked over a BBQ. And Filipino staple, Halo Halo, which means “Mix Mix”, the dish is made up of fresh fruits, tapioca pearls, and ice cream to create a layered color and flavour bomb.

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