Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 10:30 AM at the Los Angeles Public Library
Mark Taper Auditorium, Downtown Central Library, 630 W. 5th St.
Free and open to the public
Jim Heimann speaking on…
“American Menu Design”
Menus are the gateway to the restaurant experience. This talk, based on a sampling from Jim Heimann’s collection of over 5,000 menus, will not only focus on the graphic appeal of the menu but reveal the history of American eating habits for over a century.
Jim Heimann, one of the Culinary Historians’ favorite speakers, is a native of Los Angeles. His books include California Crazy, Car Hops and Curb Service, May I Take Your Order? and Sins of the City: The Real Los Angeles Noir. Having worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, educator and author, he currently serves as the executive editor of Taschen Publishing America. He is a current faculty member of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, where he has taught since 1987.