Mr Emerson eats out. 5 cities, 5 breakfasts, 5 stories, 5 starts to the day. To find the true identity of a city eat breakfast in it. The international scene changes provided an opportunity to explore local atmosphere and detail in which typography was as vital to the descriptive effect as the imagery with which it merged.
Tilson used typographic elements from newspapers, magazines, wine labels and shop fronts to suggest the visual grain of the five cities. Breakfast Special - a set of five books
El Dottore di Terracotta Arezzo. Italian text.
La Carte Propre Marais, Paris. French text.
Miasto Alphabet East Village, New York City. Polish text.
El Cabellette di Piedra Barrio Gotico, Barcelona. Spanish text.
Southwark Soil Creep Peckham, London. English text. Breakfast Special 1987-88 b&w xerox, full colour xerox, Canon Laser copy, offset litho, instantprint, crayon, rubber stamps Five softback books.
18 x 15 cm Signed limited edition - this boxed set being No 34 of 100 copies.