From Pizza Hut to Dominos, portraits galore—Welsh artist Nathan Wyburn turns out his take on UK newlyweds.
'Pizza Art' on Serious Eats
Take a peek after the jump for some excellent pizza illustration pieces by Tokyo-based illustrator and graphic designer Kimiaki Yaegashi.
I'm sure most of us would agree that pizza-making is an art, but how about pizza as art? The recent launch of Paintyourpizza.com takes "custom toppings" to a whole new, utterly terrifying level: At long last, there exists the perfect platform from which to unleash your inner creative preschooler on poor, innocent pizzas.
Seeing how the animated pizza gif like the one above came to life it pretty cool. The hybrid of zoetrope and pizza looks way more entertaining than computer animation. If you didn't catch this when it started making the rounds on the internet last week, check out the how-to video.
The brainchild of artist / pizza lover / collector Brian "Brain" Dwyer, Pizza Brain started with a pizza-themed art show in 2010 that developed into a massive collection of pizza-related memorabilia and art that will eventually exist as a permanent museum, restaurant and "hang out spot" slated to open spring of 2012.
A few weeks ago, Slice'r Tim Harrington emailed me the photo you see at left. "I can't stop looking at it," Tim said. Neither can I. After doing some digging, I found it was the work of Milwaukee-based artist John Riepenhoff. You know I had to get him in the hot seat on this one. Here's a quick Q&A with him about his pizzas within a pizza.
There is a lot of great art in the world, and some of it even pays homage to that delicious dish we all love: pizza. Even artists like Claes Oldenburg and Pablo Picasso have created work related to pizza. Here's a slideshow of some of the best pizza art I have come across. Do you have any pizza paintings you want to share? Post a link in the comments....
Another one regarding the Sam's post from Monday. Good morning! I read your post about Sam's Restaurant. Agree about the pizzas--amazing! You mentioned in your post, six TVs with reeling footage. These are part of Windows Brooklyn, the first-ever show curated like this in Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. Sam's Restaurant is involved, as well as Margaret Palca Bakes, among many many other stores. There is an installation at Margaret Palca called Eat Your Words. But there are cookies involved. Just wanted to alert you to this so you could perhaps make readers privy to this information. The artist at...
Artist and Slice reader Ted Mineo emailed us a link to a few of his pieces that feature pizza. Above is Communion (15-inch square, oil on canvas over panel, 2006). When the aliens come, I hope they arrive in spacecraft like these: Hemisphere 1 (20 by 24 inches, watercolor on paper, 2005) I, for one, welcome our new pizza overlords. Ted tells us he's got some other pizza artworks in the works, including sculptures and a circular pizza rug that you'll be able to buy by the slice. For more on Ted's work, see tedmineo.com....