Nien-Ken Alec Lu / Eater/ The Best Fried Chicken in America

Nien-Ken Alec Lu

Nien-Ken Alec Lu was commissioned this wonderful series of illustrations for ” Eater” to showcase the best fried chicken restaurants in America.

Nien-Ken uses his character-design skills to create each restaurant owner standing in front of their restaurant to create this welcoming feelings for the readers. Each illustration is carefully refined with the characteristic of the restaurant and the personality of the owner.

The vignette border of the illustrations showcases the openness of the space to complement the article texts around it and create visual harmony.  The illustrations colours are vibrant and bold.

Art direction by Nat Belkov