New York City cooking school Pizza A Casa launched an iPad app this week. DIY Pizza Pie is loaded with instructional videos, tips, and recipes for making pizza at home. The colourful app is heartily embellished with dozens of my illustrations. Pizza A Casa owner Mark Bello and I have worked together on creative projects before, but the app has been particularly complex and exciting. I’ve included a couple of sample screens below.
DIY Pizza Pie is $4.99 in the iTunes store: http://bit.ly/diypizzapie
Our friends Mark and Jenny got married last month in New York City. It was a charming little ceremony at Paulie Gee’s pizza parlour, attended by close friends and family, and a hurricane. When they asked Christine and I to make them a cake topper, we were excited about the creative possibilities. Mark and Jenny live in and run a pizza school (Pizza A Casa) in the Lower East Side. They love food and travel, and they adore each other.
We designed the topper as a two-sided object, and constructed it with painted foamcore and hand-sewn felt. It also features a disco ball.
The “Wedding Day” side of the topper shows Mark and Jenny in their wedding outfits, standing in front of a typical Lower East Side scene. There’s even the ubiquitous tagged Chinatown cube van, this one grafittied in honour of the happy couple.
The “Honeymoon” side shows Mark and Jenny in their vacation clothes, enjoying a picnic lunch on the Italian coast.