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A new jumbo-sized ramen guide with 42 Japanese ramen recipes with distinctive regional flavors in Japan.
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A new jumbo-sized ramen guide with 42 Japanese ramen recipes with distinctive regional flavors in Japan.

The Ramen Poster 2.0

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The Ramen Poster 2.0 with Fuji Background
The Ramen Poster 2.0 with Fuji Background

Press

GIZMODO

"Ramen is everywhere because ramen can be eaten with pretty much anything and in any style but more importantly because ramen is almost always delicious. Designer Fanny Cheuk Chu previously made a poster that detailed 25 different varieties of ramen but is back with a bigger and better version that includes 42 styles of ramen now... You will want to eat them all. Or at least I do." Casey C.

JAPANISTA

"There’s hardly anyone knowing the word ramen who hasn’t tried the instant version at least once in their lives. What can be found on the the 24×36 inch Ramen Poster Jumbo, though, is an entirely new world! In total, 42 ramen varieties and recipes grace the beautifully designed poster that doesn’t only make for a wonderful piece of unique art but showcases dozens of ramen specialties." -Pamela D.

BUSTLE MAGAZINE

"If you are now or recently were a college student, then you understand the importance of ramen noodles in your life — and as someone who fits this description, I'm so excited to tell you about this new poster that lists 42 different kinds of ramen. That's right, 42." -Dasha F.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

"(As Fanny suggested,) A trip to Japan to eat 42 types of ramen sounds like a great idea." -Jenn Harris

About Fanny

Me Eating Ivan Ramen at Bar Tartine, San Francisco
Me Eating Ivan Ramen at Bar Tartine, San Francisco

I am a noodle freak. I crave for noodle almost everyday. I like to try different kinds of noodle, but nothing can beat ramen! That's the reason why I designed The Ramen Poster, the first ramen poster that introduced 25 different regional ramen recipes in Japan. 

The Ramen Poster 2.0

After designing for the first ramen poster, I was exposed to many types of ramen that I finally got to try for the first time such as Tori-Paitan (ramen with a rich chicken broth that was made similar to Tonkotsu style) and Ramen Burger. (Grilled ramen buns sandwiching roast pork, scallions, and other ramen toppings) Other than local Japanese ramen, I also want to introduce ramen recipes that have misleading name such as Yakisoba and Abura-soba, both having "soba in their names." Like most people, I thought they are probably soba noodles. (buckwheat) However, they are not made with soba noodles at all; instead, wheat noodles or ramen noodles are typically used for those recipes.

As these discoveries pile up within the year, I decided to design a second ramen poster for the new year of 2016. The Ramen Poster 2.0 will introduce 42 ramen recipes (my old one has 25) that will blow your mind with more variety of must-try ramen in Japan!

The Ramen Poster Jumbo, with 42 delicious regional Japanese ramen varieties!
The Ramen Poster Jumbo, with 42 delicious regional Japanese ramen varieties!

Design

ILLUSTRATION 

What makes a bowl of ramen delicious-looking is the beautiful presentation of the bowl, broth, noodle, and toppings that are carefully made and arranged by the chef. This is how I wanted this project to be presented: a poster full of tasty ramen that I wanted to take a bite right away!

Yuzu Shio Ramen, Tokyo Japan, Photograph by City Foodsters
Yuzu Shio Ramen, Tokyo Japan, Photograph by City Foodsters

EDUCATIONAL

The Ramen Poster also has its educational part. There are lists of common broth, sauce, and toppings that are used for each regional recipes or a particular ramen dish.

While different parts of Japan have their own proud recipes, I wanted to show them on this poster too. For example, in Yamagata, the local specialty cold ramen is very popular. (even in Winter) Sometimes, there are even ice cubes in the beef broth to keep it cold.

Other than introducing regional recipes, I also want to mention popular dishes like "Yakisoba." Although the name is suggesting the noodle dish to be a buckwheat soba noodles, it is not common to use soba noodles for this recipe. Instead, noodles made with wheat flour or ramen noodles are typically used to make this delicious stir-fried noodle dish!

BACKGROUND

A background with spicy chili ramen is what makes this poster exciting! Contrast of red chili oil with tasty colorful ingredients make this poster more attractive. (and definitely make us all very hungry for a bowl of ramen now!)  

The Ramen Poster Jumbo, 24x36 (Spicy)
The Ramen Poster Jumbo, 24x36 (Spicy)

A new stretch goal background is available! It was inspired by Hakone, an onsen heaven with beautiful scenery of the Mount Fuji! 

The Ramen Poster Jumbo, 24x36 (Fuji)
The Ramen Poster Jumbo, 24x36 (Fuji)

PRINT

The Ramen Poster 2.0 comes in one size, 24x36 inch. It will be printed on a 10pt. cover with gloss finish.

The Ramen Poster Jumbo, 24x36
The Ramen Poster Jumbo, 24x36

HANKO

Depending on your preference, I will stamp my personal Hanko on either FRONT (right upper corner) or BACK (left upper corner) of the poster! :)

Personal Artist Stamp (Hanko)
Personal Artist Stamp (Hanko)
Stamping on the front of poster (Traditional)
Stamping on the front of poster (Traditional)

MY INSPIRATION

I used to eat so much instant ramen when I was little, and I tried my first bowl of ramen noodle at a restaurant called Ajisen Ramen. It was great, but I wanted to explore more types of ramen.

I personally think ramen has unlimited potentiality, I've heard there's even pineapple ramen too. However, there is an authenticity in ramen type. For example, no one would say ramen from Northern Japan will have similar taste compare to Southern Japan. The resources and histories are different, which created their own ramen culture.

After making the first ramen poster, my passion for ramen did not end there. I continued to try out more kinds that I have never heard of. Through tasting them myself and doing more research at my free time, I realized 25 ramen recipes are not enough for representing all those delicious authentic ramen recipes! I will need to make a new ramen poster with more recipes!

MY FIRST RAMEN POSTER

My first ramen poster introduces 25 regional variety of Japanese ramen in Japan. If you want a lighter version of The Ramen Poster 2 (24x36 with 42 recipes!) you can also pledge for this 16x20 version with two different backgrounds to choose from: Traditional or Festival!

The Ramen Poster, 16x20, Festival & Traditional
The Ramen Poster, 16x20, Festival & Traditional

 Read more about my first ramen poster at HERE!

ALSO LOVE JAPANESE SNACKS?

If you love Japanese snacks too, take a look at my design dedicated to traditional Japanese snacks like Takoyaki, Yaki-tori, Daifuku, and a lot more! Two background are available: Maple or Sakura.

The Snack Poster, 16x20 Sakura & Maple
The Snack Poster, 16x20 Sakura & Maple

Read more about Japanese Snack Poster at HERE

*If you would like to add-on for The Japanese Snack Poster, please add $25 to your current pledge.

Risks and challenges

The main challenge of this project is funding. Once this project is funded, I have already contact a local printing service for a quick turnaround time. I am also familiar with packaging posters, shipping tubes, and delivery process. If you have any questions, please message me. I read my emails frequently and will usually response within the day.

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