I recently discovered a poster on a friend’s fridge that outlined Cuts of Beef and their common uses. It was an interesting chart that taught me which parts of the cow are which in relation to a mixed grill.
It’s a nice poster with some nice typography and, unlike the real-life versions in an abbatoir, not displeasing to the eye. However it was when I viewed the poster on the side that I started to think not about beef but about rabbits.
I hope you too can can see the rabbit inherent in the illustrated beef. And so the poster of beef cuts failed to do its job because all I could think of afterward was rabbits.
And just as I’d thought, if you place the Beef Rabbit alongside other rabbits it becomes indistinguishable from those other rabbits. This has raised a lot of questions for me. Was the Cuts of Beef poster trying to be subliminal about something? Are rabbits cows? Are cows rabbits? Rabbits are, when you think about, steak-sized. Mmm. Food for thought.