Today at Flavorpill, we found out what Pizza Hut’s Crown Crust pizza says about global fast food marketing. We saw dollar signs reading about Edvard Munch’s The Scream at auction. We brushed up on factoids about children’s books with Mental Floss. We wondered how LA will feel about hosting… Read More
The last thing we want to do is perpetuate a fast food nation, but there is something fascinating in finding beauty in the grotesque. In this case, it’s unexpectedly interesting architecture housing the antithesis of the greatest Portlandia skit to date. A contradiction in every sense of the word, we’re not celebrating the evil All-American meal and the global health epidemic it’s played a large hand in creating, but only commenting on the power of design should franchised McArchitecture ever be abandoned entirely as a marketing strategy. Case in point: we might actually consider eating at a beautiful McDonald’s.
Call us aesthetic snobs, but subpar standardization permeates this food culture from top to bottom. We can’t help but wonder, what if it didn’t? The fast food of the past 60 years might have looked a lot more like Ferran Adrià’s latest Fast Good in Barcelona.
From a charming adaptive re-use of a Beaux-Arts train station to a lo-fi pop-up to design blog-worthy modernist buildings, click through to check out what fast food architecture could be. Now we just need to get them to revamp the food. … Read More
We all know that fast food is bad for you. But what if, instead of slowly consigning you to a drawn-out, heart disease-related death, it bumped you off execution-style, or coated your feet in concrete and dumped you in the river? That’s the apparent premise behind Fast Food Mafia, a poster by Andrew Shirley that… Read More
Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, Quarter Pounder… Eames chair? One of these things is not like the other, but if a forward-thinking fast food industry has anything to do with it, lowbrow will no longer be a descriptor for purveyors of insta-food. Eateries like McDonald’s, Burger King, and Blimpie are angling for an upgrade, a palatable modernism that makes sleekly generic design easy for the masses to… Read More
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