Pizza Box Collection
more than 1,750 *clean* pizza boxes from 100+ countries
*A selection of pizza boxes from this collection are currently on display at Stretch Pizza in NYC (Park Ave and 26th Street) as of March 2023.*
These are samples from the World’s Largest Pizza Box Collection!
It all started in 2008, when a trip to Israel changed everything for SPT’s founder, Scott Wiener. Scott first noticed the local pizza box art while walking past a tiny take-out shop that communicated their pizza sized by displaying their boxes on the wall. Having grown up with only smudgy red ink printed on a thin, white cardboard base, he was shocked to notice this odd blue writing on a yellow background — making it clear that language and currency weren’t the only defining characteristics of a culture.
Thus began a quest to collect and archive as many interesting pizza boxes as possible. Friends and family quickly caught on and adopted the pizza box quest as their own. Boxes poured in from all over the world, resulting in a collection deemed the world’s largest by Guinness World Records in 2013.
Since an honor like this cannot be taken lightly, Wiener committed to sharing the collection. Viva La Pizza! The Art of the Pizza Box, Wiener’s book of over 100 amazing pizza boxes from around the world, was published by Melville House in 2013. He even partnered with designer Steph Mantis to create a tour of the collection’s best pieces in galleries across Europe in 2014. Now the collection is archived, cataloged, insured, and ready to be shared. Please contact us if you’re interested in sponsoring a box exhibition with this unique collection of unexpected art.
The collection has since grown to over 1,750 pieces from 120+ countries. It includes pizza boxes from all seven continents — even Antarctica! Plans are in the works to create a website that will showcase the collection while providing information about the artists behind the images
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