Taco Should Be a Verb / by Shaun Sundholm

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Less than a week ago legendary food critic Jonathon Gold died suddenly from pancreatic cancer leaving a massive hole in the food critic community. He was a tireless champion of what he called “traditional food” and was constantly advocating the exploration of food cultures other than the ones you’re comfortable with.

It was in this spirit that I was inspired to design this piece using a quote from the 2015 documentary City of Gold, 

When done properly, taco should be a verb.
— Jonathan Gold
 Initial pen sketch

Initial pen sketch

 

 

It was an aside on how tacos are almost always better when they come from a truck and the motion from cook to hand to mouth is continual. Rest in peace J. Gold. 

 

 Scan and revisions in photoshop

Scan and revisions in photoshop

A portion of the proceeds will go to Al Otro Lado and the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer.

Donate directly to his family at GoFundMe.