Ah, Rhode Island. The sun on your face and the smell of crisp salty air mixed with clam cakes, calamari, doughboys, and anything else you can drop in a fryolator… that’s the sure sign that you’re in full summer mode. And here in the Ocean State, we take as much pride in our world-class cuisine as we do in our long, sandy beaches. Oysters, Awful Awfuls, Del’s, cawfee milk, lobster rolls, and pizza strips are just as integral to Rhode Island culture as the accent, the potholes, and the political corruption. One could even say they all go hand-in-hand. That’s why Abigail Brown, talented Hey Rhody staff artist and senior editorial designer, memorialized our state’s pantheon of signature foodstuffs in the new insta-classic Iconic Rhode Island Foods artwork!
Due to overwhelming demand, Hey Rhody partnered with Frog & Toad to release Abby’s artwork as a limited-edition art print because...well, it’s not a Rhode Island kitchen without some delicious local food stuck on the wall.
When Hey Rhody and Frog & Toad started building this collaborative effort, we felt that it would be an excellent way to address the chronic food shortages that far too many Rhode Islanders face when looking in their own cupboards. In fact, more than 25 percent of our state’s population struggles with food insecurity. This is heartbreaking and unacceptable. The good news is that 40 percent of all sales from the Iconic Rhode Island Foods print are donated to the RI Community Food Bank, which stocks over 160 member agencies around the state, including soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters.
We know that ending hunger won’t happen overnight, but in Rhode Island we care about our neighbors; we look after each other. Maybe by spreading awareness and widening the net of financial support, we can help. We think that together we can make a big difference in our little state.
Each 11 x 17” museum quality giclee poster is printed on 250 gsm rag cotton paper.