Critical Theory Cocktails: Powerful drinks that will make you think differently is a series that combines new and classic cocktail recipes with short introductions to various philosophical themes including critical theory. Chattanooga, Tennessee-based graphic designer and educator Aggie Toppins designed them taking inspiration from vintage cocktail recipe pamphlets. She is enthusiastic about the topics of critical theory and cocktails, but she approaches both worlds with humility.
Staple-bound, digital printing, 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches, open edition, The Unofficial Press.
Volume 1 explores themes such as madness, reality, and desire paired with 20 new and classic cocktails.
Volume 2 explores themes such as sex, gender, and race paired with 20 new and classic cocktails.
Volume 3 discusses theories of power, the body and aesthetic experiences.
Volume 4 is focused on theories of embodied experience, such as dualism, phenomenology, intersectional feminism, and decoloniality.
Volume 5 explores theories of time, history, and non-human ontologies, paired with 21 new and classic cocktails that will take your mind to new places.