This week while catching up on the culinary competition that is Bravo’s Top Chef, I was surprised to see one of my illustrations catching some screen time. Contestant Andrea Curto-Randazzo was sporting a t-shirt emblazoned with the skull and cross-bacon logo that I designed for Skulls & Bacon.
Television is a fine way to shut off the brain and escape from the real world for a while. Yet here was a collision between my real world and the television world. A briefly surreal moment in which I felt a bit proud. I had birthed this skull and cross-bacon design, sent it off alone into the world to pleasantly find that not only was he doing well, but the little guy had landed himself a spot on prime time television. I can only hope that his star keeps rising and that if he should reach the top that he doesn’t forget where he came from. I’m rooting for you buddy.
Unfortunately, Andrea was voted off of Top Chef in the episode. Thankfully, contestants are not judged on their fashion sense. I was able to get in touch with Andrea, and thanked her for sporting the shirt and for an entertaining run on Top Chef. Not to worry, Andrea is undoubtedly a culinary talent and will do fine back in the real world. She and her husband Frank own the Talula Restaurant & Bar in Miami beach, Florida