A one-of-a-kind gift
Last year, we came across a storage box with these amazing printer’s proofs. The proofs were used to calibrate the printing quality for the First Edition of the James Beard and Communications Arts Award-winning Alinea book.
Each 40.375 inch by 24.875 inch proof encompasses four Alinea book pages exactly as they would be printed for the book prior to binding. They include the color calibration marks, slight imperfections, and each is signed by chef Achatz and Nick Kokonas. At most, five were made of any one proof and, for many, only one proof survives.
Professionally dry mounted and ready for hanging. The juxtaposition of recipes, colors, and right-side up / upside down layout make for a striking piece of art. And a unique piece of Alinea history.