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An Ethnic Cookbook From A Culture That Never Existed

This is the coolest idea for a cookbook I've ever seen. The Feasts of Tre-mang will be a cookbook full of exotic and unusual (but delicious!) recipes that originated on the Island of Tre-mang, which was near the Canary Islands until it got destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the first decades of the last century. Except it didn't -- because Tre-mang never existed. I say will be a cookbook because The Feasts of Tre-mang is a Kickstarter project, meaning that right now it's just a highly inventive proposal, and should the author of this proposed book get the funding he's looking for, it'll get made. But I'll let the author pitch it for himself:

Want to help Eli make this awesome book? He may have enough money already, but for $450, Eli will personally prepare a four-course Tre-mang feast for you (provided you can get to San Francisco for dinner). In addition to being a foodie and a culinary writer, Eli Brown is also a poet and the author of this novel. Talk about a Renaissance Man!

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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
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Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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