I was at the Glasgow School of Art degree show last week, and was delighted by Sundae Sundays: a guide to Glasgow's ice cream parlours by Rosie Ferrier and Louise Lockhart in the Visual Communication Dept. As the name suggests, for their research they ate a sundae every Sunday in Glasgow's finest classic cafes and selected their top ten. The surroundings (and often the owners) are sketched and compiled into this lovely book, with a handy map included.
Obviously, this made my heart sing, but the one thing that makes it even more amazing is my family are in it. We visited Tomasso's on Crow Road (an old haunt of mine) a few weeks ago and I did notice that the girls at the next table were sketching away. While they were surreptitiously sketching our table I was surreptitiously looking at their sketch book which is why I'm not in the picture - they finished off while I was getting up to pay in case I minded. I didn't want to pry but was intrigued and am now delighted to see where all their efforts were going.
At the moment there are only two copies of this book but Rosie and Louise are keen to get it printed. Anyone fancy a copy? There are more pictures on Louise's website - tasty stuff. The degree show is on for the rest of the week (until Friday?) and there are some other great things in it so it's well worth a visit.