Codex de Manjares: Senior Thesis Project

Codex de Manjares is the regional guide to Mexican Gastronomy. It's a tool for people that are deeply interested in learning more about Mexican culture. Filled with whimsical hand-rendered typography and illustrations, this map and website act as a bridge to connect people to the diverse cuisines found in Mexico and the history behind them.

Designed under the instruction of Danielle Gagliano at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.


A glimpse of traditional foods per region in Mexico. Because of its scale and format, the illustrated map doesn’t have very specific information; its purpose is to give an idea of the different regions and their dishes.

• Limited one time run of 40 pieces
• Dimensions: 30" x 18"
• Printed on Stonehenge paper (90 pounds)
• Hand screen printed in 3 colors


A website was developed as an informative tool for people that are curious about Mexican gastronomy. Users can interact with the illustrated map and get more information per region as well as recipes.

Content sources are attributed as found, no copyright infringement intended.


Codex de Manjares was part of MIAD's 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition.

Codex de Manjares was juried by the faculty into MIAD’s summer honor’s exhibition, the 2017 MIAD Juried Senior Exhibition, an exhibit that runs from June 3 – July 29 in the college’s Frederick Layton Gallery.