11/05/2013 07:44 am ET

The Awesome Art Of Pizza Boxes (NEW BOOK)

Melville House

Food has long been an artistic subject, and a means of showing off technical chops. Gazing at still lifes by the likes of Pieter Claesz or Paul Gaugin never fail to make us hungry. But art can also be a means of advertising food products.

"Viva La Pizza!" [Melville House, $18.35], a recently published collection of "weird and wild art" found on pizza boxes, illustrates just how innovative food sellers can be when designing packaging for their products.

Check out these 9 surprisingly artistic pizza boxes:

Awesome Art From Pizza Boxes