PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (July 17, 2012) – Roni Lagin, an Independent Creative Director, has created a deliciously wonderful typographic poster series of appetizing memories from some of the most celebrated culinary U.S. cities and two gastronomic capitals in Europe.
The Delicious City Prints project is being launched through the ever growing crowd-funding platform Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ronilagin/delicious-city-prints), with the campaign running through August 15, 2012 (9:03pm EST). The gastro theme of each of the city’s prints come from succulent foods and recipes that spring from their one-of-a-kind culture and region and particularly from Roni’s personal experience.
Each design will be hand screen printed on heavyweight French Paper, with each city having its own specific—and vibrant—color palette. They are signed, numbered and dated on the back, and available in two sizes: 18×24” or 11×14”.
“Whenever I visit a new city, I can’t wait to learn what defines it from a food perspective. I always search for regional fare and eat what locals eat—like a Chicago hot dog,” Roni said. “My series Delicious City Prints project is a celebration of the food memories I have, along with a nod to some new cities I’m looking forward to eating in some day.”
The cities featured in Delicious City Prints include: Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, Paris, and London. After feedback through the Kickstarter, readers made suggestions on what made their city yummy in a list of 7 to 10 foods that best celebrated that deliciousness. Seattle, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles were added to the project as a result. After reaching the Kickstarter goal, Roni also added three additional cities; Washington DC, Charleston and Buffalo.
Roni is aiming to raise a minimum of $4,000 for the Delicious City Prints project to become a fully funded reality. There are many ways to become a backer of the Delicious City Prints project with pledges from $1 to $500. All pledges will also receive iPhone and iPad wallpaper of ALL the cities in the project.
Pledge $1 or more: a HUGE thank you, virtual hug, and access to project updates.
For the pièce de résistance, Roni will even design a custom poster for $500.
To pledge, for more information, and for estimated delivery dates, visit the Kickstarter: www.deliciouscityprints.com/fund
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About Roni Lagin
Roni Lagin currently operates a small Philadelphia-based studio, Roni Lagin Graphic Design, as Creative Director and has been a graphic designer and visual maker since 2000. Roni is also a co-founder of Made With Awesome, an independent apparel brand that seeks to heartily entertain as well as voice opinions on important topics and issues that effect everyone’s lives, like unicorns and piñatas.
In all of his work, Roni’s approach to design seeks to tell a meaningful and lasting story while connecting the viewer with design on a visceral level. His creative pursuits are balanced through a process of collaboration, experimentation and intuitive response.
As a designer, Roni has worked on projects for some of the world’s largest licensed brands, including properties for Marvel and New Line Cinema. He has also worked with numerous local organizations, filmmakers and small businesses to tell their stories through online and printed media during his twelve years of agency experience.
Roni holds a BS in Graphic Design from Drexel University. His personal designs have been licensed by GAP, Threadless, DesignByHumans and Shirt.Woot.
Roni has an unabashed affinity for visual puns, minimalism, and the occasional binge on coffee. He lives with his wife and french bulldog in Philadelphia.