Hole History is the expanded show catalogue from a recent exhibition curated by artist Alexis Iammarino called “Hole History Show: Origins of the American-style Donut.” This collection of art, performance and writing responded to a claim that the hole-in-the-donut was singularly invented by a 19th-century sea captain from Rockport, Maine.
The book captures the scope of the project with beautifully documented plates of the 64 works of art, reproductions of memorabilia, and over 14 written submissions which include culinary history, poems, short fiction, oral history, and lecture transcriptions. Organizing, installing, and documenting this exhibition brought together people from a broad geography and energized ideas about the origins of the American culinary history.
Book design by Maeve O'Regan and Alexis Iammarino.
Covers embossed by Ready Mix Design & Letterpress and silkscreened at PS Hudson in Troy, New York.