The gutter was a really special and symbolic place for this magazine. A flashy gradient that helps readers to navigate the department articles, and there's a bit of a rationale behind the titles being cut off at the margins.
You see, most low-end restaurants tend to design menus and signage themselves, and print them off even lower-end printer. Since personal printers have an invisible margin, this often means that graphic elements of their menus are cut off. We wanted our pages to be an homage to this.
The whole magazine was set around smart design, while also preserving the—almost unappetizing—chaos of low-end food.