Dinah Fried’s Fictitious Dinners Series


If popular novels were re-imagined in the form of table settings, what dishes and environments would embody aspects of the story while revealing the lives and characters of some of literature’s most noted protagonists? A concept developed and photographed by graphic designer Dinah Fried,  Fictitious Dinners showcases five different meals from acclaimed novels. Inspired by her love of books, Fried—a master’s student at the acclaimed Rhode Island School of Design and former editor at HarperCollins—uses everyday household items to fuse together the arts of writing and design to create something tangible from the written word. For example, a dish from The Catcher in the Rye features Holden Caulfield’s grilled-cheese sandwich with a pickle, glass of water, milkshake, and cup of coffee, all on the typical linoleum surface of a diner. Other featured novels include Oliver Twist, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Alice in Wonderland and Moby Dick. Fried’s aesthetic strikes us as witty, smart and novel (pun intended); previous creations were inspired by such literary masterpieces as The Great Gatsby and The Sound and The Fury.

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