Coinciding with the beginning of Pizza Month 2010, I’ve launched the Pizza Chef Caricature group photo pool on Flickr, dedicated to stereotypical portrayals of pizza-makers (or “pizzaioli”) typically seen on local pizzeria menus, signage, and take-out boxes.
Quality examples typically feature a majority of the following elements:
- Classic chef’s toque hat
- Friendly hand gesture, such as the “OK” pinch or thumbs-up
- Winking eye
- Neckerchief or bow-tie
- Pizza in hand, or mid-air in spin toss
- Steam lines coming off said pizza
- Other accessories, such as a pizza cutter or a peel
New submissions are welcome!
Earlier this year the dudes at Liberated Images / Shirts & Destroy released a limited edition 5-color gross-out pizza shirt that comes in a specially printed pizza box. From their description:
A pizza to end all pizzas. Served piping hot with everything you could want on it. Nails, screws, an eyeball, pocket change, a severed finger, cigarette butts, pepperoni, a razor blade, a dead fish, mushrooms and a bunch of other gnarly shit.
Gnarly shit, indeed.
The graphic was done by Billy from Tall Boy Illustration. Get yours here.
New pizza shirt on Threadless:
I’ve got some other pizza shirts I’ve been meaning to post about too. Soon.