Starters - PaTI x Fikra

︎     Introduction
︎     Process

01      JUN Hakyung
          Ayesha Bin Haider

02    LEE Hye-won
         Afra Ashraf

03    JUNG Yul
         Noora Moosa

04    HAN Yoon-ji
         Ammar Khaled

05    PARK Mirinae
         Hind Rais

06    YOON Jeongweon
         Moza Alfalasi

︎    Starters 1.0


Francisco Paratha Book

Francisco Paratha 

Cafeteria Bait Al Shay, Dubai 

            Due to the pandemic era, traveling has become very difficult, if not impossible. Starters 2.0: Traveling through Food took place online over the course of 8 weeks, and it allowed us to virtually experience the joy of learning about another culture. My partner and I exchanged information about our selected food and locations which enabled us to live and share, as much as possible, the sort of direct experience necessary to understanding each other's cultures through our senses. The virtual journey culminated into a set of small guidebooks depicting unusual observations and new perspectives.

            The double-sided accordion book's circular shape resembles my partner's food choice: Francisco Paratha, and is folded and stitched on the side. It features photographs from physical journey on one side, and colors, typography, textures, and other visual elements from the whole experience - of going, ordering, eating, engaging, enjoying the food on the other. The small books are grouped together with a wrapping paper, similar to the one in which my partner's Francisco Paratha was sold in.

Pages from Francisco Paratha Book

Process work

LEE Hye-won
Currently pursuing her Deobaegot (Master) at Paju Typography Institute (PaTI) focusing her academic studies on printing and book-making. Her main interest is to investigate conventional words and socio-cultural behaviors and translate these into texts and images.