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Jake Tilson is an artist, graphic designer and author. His work is rooted in everyday culture with a pervading sense of place and is held in public collections including the Tate Gallery, Centre Pompidou and Museum of Modern Art. Tilson founded the influential arts magazine, Atlas (1984), and was an early web pioneer with his award-winning website TheCooker (1994), featured in World Art Series - New Media in Late 20th Century Art, Thames & Hudson. His cookbook, A Tale of 12 Kitchens, 2006, won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award and was shortlisted for both the Andre Simon Food & Drink Award and the Glenfiddich Food & Drink Award. A retrospective of his work, Investigations in Cities 1977-1997, was held at the Museo International de Electrografía in 1997. In 2009 Tilson produced shoe designs for Paul Smith and exhibited with the Japanese artist Kyoichi Tsuzuki at The Wapping Project in, A Net of Eels, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella.