Saturday, June 26, 2010

Take Thee to the Jell-o-ry

Tonight, take yourself on down to the Gowanus Canal for the 2010 GSS Jell-O Mold Competition. It's free. It's from 6-1o. And it's going to be a whole heap of jiggly fun.

This aint your Aunt Lorna's neighborhood Jell-O cook-off. The second annual competition is judged by a serious roster of designers and architects, including Harry Allen of Harry Allen Design, Allan Chochinov of Core 77, food design strategist Elizabeth Thacker Jones, and Becky Stern, Associate Editor of CRAFT and Make. The event is being hosted by the wonderfully wacky Thu Tran, the creator of the kind of creepy Food Party puppetry series available on IFC.

Entries will be evaluated on their creativity, aesthetics, structural ingenuity, culinary appeal, and use of Jell-O as the mendium of construction.

In anticipation of tonight's showcase, here's a re-cap of what played well last year:

The 2009 Grand Prize Winners, with a totally bodacious entry (so cool)
"Jell-O Cocktail Trumpery" by Kandice Levero and Julia Greene

2009 Honorable Mention to a lady after our own hearts, in her admiration of Ms. Miranda
"Carmen Gelatina" by Indu Pillay

The 2009 Runner-up for Creativity, some glistening salmony eggs
"Jell-Roe" by Kegan Fisher and Lynn Kinnmark of Design Glut, inventor of Egg Pants!

Honorable Mention
"Jasper Johns Jell-O Surprise" by Shelly Sabel

Photos by Bryce Ward via Gowanus Studio

Be there or be square.

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