Good Eats, Good Art

If you love the vanishing American diner, you’ll embrace John Baeder’s paintings, prints, and photographs of roadside culture. The author of Gas, Food, and Lodging says this about his passion:

“When I was 5 years old, I began traveling each summer with my parents and sister to South Bend, Indiana, which provided the stimulus of visual ecstasy. This was the beginning of early sensory experiences that immersed themselves deep into the unconscious. It provided seeds for the conscious later on (way later on). Eventually, they blossomed and became art.”

I’ve always loved his work–and roadside America–and here is Baeder’s website that you will love too, I guarantee it. Please share your thoughts on his work–and tell me about your favorite classic diner–in the comments.

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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