“The Mondrian Cake” by Caitlin Freeman.
With this and the Rothko cookies, I want to create a Modernism-themed café or coffee shop. Dalí could be some sort of melting lava cake. Pollack could be something topped with latticework. Maybe artists could be desserts, but writers could be “food” food, like sandwiches?
Décor could be Mondrian-inspired stained glass windows, if there are any besides the store front, which could display different local artists. I would say Eames and Castiglioni for furniture and fixtures, but given how I’ve heard art school profs discuss their coveted Eames original with hushed, reverent tones, I don’t know how feasible that would be.
Each coffee and tea drink could be named after a work, too. Like, one made with not-yet-illegal substances could be The Odyssey or something. Something really expensive (or topped with booze) could be The Great Gatsby. I don’t know why those were my immediate thought for drinks.
I’d include pre-Modernists, too, like Van Gogh and some post-Impressionists who were a little before the 20th century. Everyone loves Vincent V, and people would question why he wasn’t present with other masters.
I wouldn’t just do fine artists, I’d include stuff that was just as important to culture, like Winsor McCay (Little Nemo) and Hergé (TinTin) and Jack Kirby and Alex Toth and and and and and and and
If grad school doesn’t work out, I want to do this.