About

The Art Of Zingerman’s


If you’re here, you likely already know about Zingerman’s (if not, go ahead and check out that link, we’ll wait!). You might also know that Zingerman’s has a very unique and instantly recognizable aesthetic thanks to the hand-painted art that comes from the illustrators at Zingerman’s Creative Services (which is part of Zingerman’s Service Network, who provides shared services to the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses). Illustrator Ian Nagy developed Zingerman’s distinctive style; he joined the Zingerman’s team a few years after the Deli first opened (and still works here today!). Over the years, several other illustrators have also contributed to our catalog of one-of-a-kind artwork.

These are all original pieces of handmade art, not prints, so you won’t find them anywhere else! Hand-done in pencil, ink, and/or paint, each one captures the spirit of fun, food, and community that is Zingerman’s. You’ll be amazed at how their delicious details and colors come to life up close and in person. Claim your very own exclusive piece of Zingerman’s, and check back often, we’re always adding more pieces!

AADL Art Exhibit

The Art of Zingerman’s: A Feast for the Eyes, an art exhibit at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, will run through April 18, 2024. All pieces purchased during that time will remain up and part of the exhibit for its duration. After the exhibit closes, artwork will be available for pick up or shipped out, starting on April 20, 20204. Guests who opt to pick up their pieces can do so at:

Zingerman’s Service Network
3756 Plaza Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm

 

Meet The Artist

Ian Nagy is a lifelong artist and illustrator, a 6-time Print Magazine award winner, and his work is published in a dozen books. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Ian joined the Zingerman’s team in 1991, and as he puts it “I draw food for money! Best job ever.” Perhaps that’s in part because he often gets to eat the subject! From zany characters like Grandpa Pickle and Bacon Detective to artful still-lifes of artisan olive oil bottles and packages of coffee beans, Ian has created thousands of images in his career thus far—each packed like a Zingerman’s gift box with beauty, whimsy, and the unexpected. Ian also creates art and music out in the wild. Find out more at iannagy.com

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