Paula Deen Cuts the Fat, but not Inventionland Designer Kyp’s photos. Read on to learn what had us excited!

Not long before 2015 came to a close, we shared some exciting news about Inventionland-designed packaging solutions appearing in a commercial for our friends at Hugs Pet Products, who have partnered with none other than Paula Deen to formulate a nutritious blend of dog food known as Paula Deen Premium Select Pet Food!

Though news of that nature is exciting enough, what you might be interested to know is that not only was Inventionland given the opportunity to tell the Hugs and Paula Deen story by way of our packaging designs created by Designer Justin, but those designs themselves included photos that Designer Kyp took at Deen’s home in Georgia!

Kyp traveled with the Inventionland team to Deen’s home in Savannah, Georgia back in January 2015 to take photos for the dog food packaging and other projects our Inventionland team was working on. While there, she snapped some great shots of Deen in and around her home.

The secret ingredient that got us excited?  Those pictures showed up in Paula Deen’s latest cookbook, Paula Deen Cuts the Fat, which provides a lighter look at some of her old recipes.

“19 [photos]! Most of the photos of Paula and her family in and around her house were taken when I went to her home in Savannah last January,” she said.

Of the 19 photographs, Kyp said she has a few favorites.



 Paula Deen Cookbook - Inventionland

“You can’t get much more ‘Southern cooking’ than a photo of Paula eating fried chicken, but I like the photo mainly because it showcases all the coppery, earthy colors of Paula’s kitchen,” said Kyp.

 Paula Deen Cookbook - Inventionland

“The photo of Paula holding the kumquats is nice and vibrant, and I think it’s a very sweet portrait of her. Incidentally, I love kumquats, and I probably ate about 40 of them off these bushes while I was there, but luckily I had the foresight to wait until after I took all the shots,” she laughed.

While Kyp takes an archival approach to all of her works, this one was somewhat special.

“I save everything I do; I’m a file hoarder. I haven’t had anything published like this before, so it looks like I’ll have to start archiving this stuff for bragging rights,” Kyp smiled.

Congratulations to Kyp and the Inventionland team for a job well done!

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