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Hannibal Test

The Hannibal Test is a visual response to a narrative. Drawing inspiration from the popular tv series, Hannibal, and its incredible depiction of mental illness and sanity, these prints reference the classic Rorschach Inkblot test, using only image-stills of the food in the show.

Food plays a significant role in the tv series, as Hannibal is a serial cannibal. However, Hannibal takes great care to prepare sophisticated and elegant dishes, often gourmet meals that many of the other characters indulge in without realizing what they are eating. The show captures the preparation of food so beautifully that it even questions the viewer's appetite. Oblivion to what is beyond primary perception can often indicate other underlying issues, which is something that many psychological tests attempt to understand.

Based on a design prompt from Dinah Fried, the designer behind Fictitious Dishes.

Design Studio II, RISD
Spring 2016

Hannibal Test

The Hannibal Test is a visual response to a narrative. Drawing inspiration from the popular tv series, Hannibal, and its incredible depiction of mental illness and sanity, these prints reference the classic Rorschach Inkblot test, using only image-stills of the food in the show.

Food plays a significant role in the tv series, as Hannibal is a serial cannibal. However, Hannibal takes great care to prepare sophisticated and elegant dishes, often gourmet meals that many of the other characters indulge in without realizing what they are eating. The show captures the preparation of food so beautifully that it even questions the viewer's appetite. Oblivion to what is beyond primary perception can often indicate other underlying issues, which is something that many psychological tests attempt to understand.

Based on a design prompt from Dinah Fried, the designer behind Fictitious Dishes.

Design Studio II, RISD
Spring 2016