I think the factoid was from Fast Food Nation ... that there can be meat from up to 100 cows in one single hamburger. The numerous bovines in supermarket ground beef and fast food burgers is also responsible for mini outbreaks of e. coli, since one infected cow could be found in multitudes of burgers, nationwide.
This is not a rallying cry for vegetarianism, at least not for me. Rather, this is why you should grind your own beef at home. Or have your awesometown butcher do it for you.
Just a quick note to let you know that my "San Francisco is for Carnivores" poster is now available in my esty shop for $26.
I'm super proud of this design. I drew a map of all the San Francisco neighborhoods. Then I used my handy new bamboo wacom tablet to draw a pig, and then fit the map inside the pig, making it into a butchery diagram (complete with labels for ham, hock, and jowl)!
It was super well received at Indie Mart and I'm really happy that it's now up in the shop!
The supplies are limited for now, because I'm printing them at home with my super serious archival pigment ink Epson R2400 printer. The ink requires a 24 hour drying time, and for now I don't have the physical space to make tons of them. I'm in the process of finding a local printer (offset or screen printer) to make them in slightly larger quantities.
Map of San Francisco neighborhoods, plopped inside a pig butchery chart. I kept some pig parts, like the ear, hocks, jowl, and ham. Listing of the neighborhoods and pig parts at the bottom (click to enlarge).
this is pretty bad ass, if I do say so myself.
I'm working on finding an outside print company to make these bad boys for me, since I simply don't have the space to keep making them at home.
So, yeah, it's been a little quiet around here lately. But there's a good reason. In addition to a bunch of travel in May, I've been busy getting ready for my first ever art and craft fair, IndieMart in San Francisco, coming up this Sunday!
It's been exciting, but busy, hence the lack of daily postings. There are some completely awesome things afoot here at MEAT SECTIONS headquarters, to be unveiled on Sunday. If you're in the SF area, come on by to say hello!
IndieMart 12pm to 6pm Sunday, June 6 17th and Wisconsin, San Francisco
Like meat? Like sections? Then you've come to the right place.
This space is for my annual daily project - MEAT SECTIONS - which involves drawing (and perhaps the occasional photo) of butchery-style diagrams, of not just the standard pig, cow, lamb, and other edible creatures, but odder items as well.
This may get weird.
Interested in your OWN meat sections action?
Check out my etsy shop, where many of these lovely hunks of meat are available for sale.
Not seeing what you want? If you are interested in a particular MEAT SECTION, contact me and I'll whip something up, just for you. Sweet, right?
I'd love to spread the MEAT SECTIONS love, so please do contact me if you are interested in using one of my images on your blog or for your business.