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Designer Creates Incredible Hand-Lettered Menus For A Meal

With great talent comes great food.

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Graphic designer Lauren Hom has a knack for hand-written lettering that is precise, modern and just a tad whimsical. While walking through the streets of NYC, "I noticed that it's common for a restaurant to have a menu board that's written by, like, a hung-over hostess", says the 23-year-old.

She decided to take things in her own hands quite literally and begun a project, Will Letter For Lunch, in September to offer her creative services in exchange for free food from the local establishments. Not just any free meal - but the exact specials that she was tasked to illustrate.

In exchange for: "Grilled whole fish with lemon and kale. Salmon on a bed of polenta topped with jumbo shrimp and shallots." (Pictured)


(Not Pictured) "Bluepoint oysters with cocktail sauce, mignonette, and lemon. Black and white bean soup with kale. Grilled Shishito peppers with olives and garlic. Deep fried lobster macaroni and cheese balls drizzled with Cajun lobster sauce. Rosemary cocktails with bourbon, lime, and maple syrup. Too many glasses of white wine."

In exchange for: "An egg sandwich, roasted pork sandwich, kale salad, sesame-soba noodle salad, roasted carrots, wheatberry salad, goat cheese & sundried tomato scone, slice of caramelized apple-honey cake, and two Morning Green juices!"

Here's Lauren working on her latest piece of work.

Via Instagram: @homsweethom

It's amazing how Lauren and the restaurants mutually benefit from each other. Her project is just taking off follow her journey on Tumblr at Will Letter for Lunch.

For more about Lauren and her works, check out her Portfolio. For a peek into her daily musings, follow her on her Instagram.

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