Image courtesy of Elizabeth Graeber ©
Did you know that the Cohen Brothers drink White Russians? And that legends says that Margarita cocktail was inspired by the concoction loved by a dancer of a Tijuana club named Margarita Carmen Cansino, later known by her stage name Rita Hayworth?
Elizabeth Graeber, young illustrator living in Washington DC, wanted to tell ittle stories about cocktails and people who created, loved and sipped them: she did it by self-publishing the book An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails , an independent publication made with Orr Shtuhl, and colouring it with her drawings, watercolors and illustrated recipes.
A tireless illustrator, Elizabeth likes to ”draw common objects that people can relate to”, drawing inspirations from the human variety surrounding her, from dishes and food treats, beloved birds and animals and even from objects found in flea markets.
After creating 44 half-serious portraits of all the US Presidents from Washington to Obama, and then illustrating the Baltimore’s chapter, her hometown, in the book Graphic USA, an alternative guide to 25 US cities , she recently launched the new project Food on Paper shop, an endless series of beautiful illustrations of food, all strictly drawn on square shaped watercolor paper. And if between a turkey club, a sprinkle donut or other inviting paintings you cannot find your favorite dish, know that the menu is à la carte: contact her describing your favorite treat and Elizabeth will be happy to create a new custom work…