This Mario Batali cookbook could set your collection apart. For one thing, it’s a limited-edition of just 100 copies; for another, it features original linocuts by Pop Art legend Jim Dine that accompany the recipes. The book is part of an auction benefiting The Lunchbox Fund, an organization that provides a deal meal to at-risk youths in South African township high schools. Other one-off books included a collaboration by Shepard Fairey and photographer Mick Rock and Salman Rushdie stories with illustrations by Francisco Clemente. For more information, and to bid on items to support the cause, visit thelunchboxfund.org.
And for art book freaks, design junkies and font fanatics, we’ve got details on the Batali/Dine book below the photos.
From the credits: “Mario Batali’s favorite recipes from the part of the boot starting in Roma and heading south to Napoli, and they represent traditional cooking as done in the home, more than in restaurants. All linocuts were carved by Jim Dine in Washington, and printed directly from the blocks. Typography and letterpress using handset ATF Bulmer type, with Stephenson Blake and wood type titling. Printed on a Vandercook SP20, on Somerset paper. Bound in French cloth over boards. Printing and coptic binding done by hand in New York City, 2012. There are 100 signed and numbered copies in this edition. 9”1/2 by 7”3/4. With Ruth Lingen, Barbara Henry and Judith Ivry.”