Justin Ryan Books launched in early 2016 as The Pizza Log Book. Now part of a larger series of 4 food & drink related books, The Pizza Log Book was born out of my love for pizza and my love for note and memo books.

Having grown up on the east coast (New Jersey, represent!), I frequented dozens of Italian restaurants and pizza joints. Years before creating the books, I started thinking about and talking about the idea but never had the time to start. Suddenly, in early 2016, I found myself looking for new creative personal projects to work on and the rest is history.

I now have a product line of 8 (and growing) and produce everything by hand out of my home office and garage.

How Justin Ryan Books are made

About Justin


Justin Tordella photo
Despite having literally never sung a single note, Justin Tordella has been a fixture on the music scene since the dawn of the new millennium. With an impressive, yet eclectic client list – Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Iron Maiden, and Disney – Justin’s designs resonate with every audience. Beyond concert and retail apparel, his portfolio includes extensive promotional merchandise and print collateral. Like most creative types, Justin has his hand in a multitude of other projects, including an online repository of design resources; his custom textures are available to the general public via Texture Club on Creative Market. Justin is the former creative director for the national non-profit Boot Campaign as well as former Senior Interactive Designer for Volcom, and former apparel designer at The Chivery. He lives just north of Austin, TX with his wife Krystal and kids Owen and Evelyn, easily his best creations to date. 


Selected client list (past and present):

  • Rivals
  • Merchline
  • Warner Music Group
  • Bravado
  • Global Merch
  • GoMerch/Manhead
  • Epitaph Records
  • Merch Direct
  • Live Nation
  • Jinx!
  • Disney
  • many many more.