Art of the Menu: New Website Features Well-Designed Restaurant Menus From Around the World

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DJ Stout
Menu for Maudie's Tex Mex in Austin.
Menus are calling cards for restaurants. There's no denying that their designs -- from colors, to typefaces, to imagery -- can tell us a lot about who they are, perhaps even evoking a little emotion.

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Menus for Spirit of 77 in Portland look like baseball trading cards.
Under Consideration, a graphic design firm, wanted to pay homage to those menus they felt did this the best, so they started a blog called "Art of the Menu." From a range of restaurants from around the world, the designers selected menus like Chicago's State and Lake (for it's burnt wood look), Brooklyn's Five Leaves (for its Rococo-ish typography), and Ministro 1153 in San Paulo, Brazil, (for its part trendy, part vintage look), proving that good menu design, from diners to upscale establishments, can be found anywhere.

So did any Arizona restaurant menus make the cut? Nope. But that doesn't mean you can't suggest one. To check out Art of the Menu go here. To see suggestion guidelines go here.

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