May 27 2015 11:17 AM

CityBeat's art director tips well for this week's cover


New CityBeat art director Carolyn Ramos gets kudos for the cover two weeks in a row. She read Michael Gardiner's feature story about how local restaurants are considering using flat service charges instead of traditional tipping for servers. Ramos conceptualized the idea of spelling out words with real, folded dollar bills, and even came up with the double-entendre that became the main cover line ("Just The Tip"). At restaurants, Ramos tips by doubling the tax. "I add a little extra if I get cocktails at my table," she says. "I think that's OK? This is where I find out I'm a terrible tipper. The less math I have to do, though, the better." To see more of her work, go to



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