An Ode To Potato Waffles was created as a university passion project, with the sole aim to praise the under-appreciated waffly, carby goodness that is potato waffles. Intended to highlight all redeeming qualities of the waffle, the lighthearted zine features waffling copy, plus a layout grid and typeface based on the grid of a potato waffle.
I chose newsprint as I love the textured nature of the material, but also because it neatly represented the cheap and cheerful nature of potato waffles and seemed like the perfect pairing. It even brought on the connotation of chip shop paper which enhances the cheap and cheerful ‘greasy potato’ image even further.
Newsprint is by far my favourite medium, as the texture really brings out the designs and creates a nice effect. The style also brings a ‘work in progress’, hot-off-the-press feel to it, taking pride in its texture imperfections, which makes it perfect for zine editorials. Also, the grey tinge softens the colours and harsh white of normal paper making it a totally different printing experience.