Instructoart and Wordless Pancakes

intructioart dogs

I love it when stories, instructions, or just about anything gets communicated through the universal means of images and as little text as possible. The world of information visualization does exactly this by data mining the billions of bytes of data that none of us can see or prefer not to rumble through to figure out and visually communicating it to us mindless humans.

Anyhow, back to the basics, such as cooking! I’m the type that loves to cook, but hate to read while squinting my computer burned eyes onto poorly printed out inkjet recipes. I’m also the type that loves those emergency illustrations on airplane pockets. So by all means, I LOVE this project for a “wordless pancake recipe” which illustrates every step for making yummy pancakes. It reminds me of a wonderful book called “Instructoart” by Matthew Vescovo, which is an incredibly amusing must buy book. Check out their site for a musically and visually satisfying glimpse of Matthews book here. I’ll post some of my favorite pics from Matthews gallery after the jump!

Buy his book here!

instructoart shower

instructoart dance

Reminds me of Ze Franks “How to Dance properly” videos.
instructoart saliva

instructoart dogs

instructoart scared


instructoart urinal

wordless pancake

3 Responses to “Instructoart and Wordless Pancakes”

  1. Rupert Says:

    If you like this, have a look at the excellent book called ‘Open Here, the art of instruction design’ by Paul Mijksenaar and Piet Westendorp. A collection of non verbal instructions. I am guessing that Mr Matthew Vescovo mentioned above has a well thumbed copy.

  2. tango! Says:

    lauren,, heya..are you the pancake cool! I cant wait to see the rest of yoru book, i want a whole visual cookbook…”cookbook for the designer!”(yah, i hate reading text)
    welcome to my blog! send me stuff as you update!

  3. Camryn Says:

    Thank you for this recipe!

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