The sandwich has never appeared more sublime than on the blog Scanwiches, in which cross-sectioned sandwiches float in eerie stillness against a velvet black background. The key to the images' saturated colors and shallow depth of field is that they're not photographs but scans. Brooklyn-based Web designer Jon Chonko began the site in February 2009, after one of his cowork-ers blurted out the mispronunciation "scanwich" during a bout of wordplay. The project took on a life of its own, with Chonko tracking down new sandwiches to feature—and refining his sense of what's scan-worthy. "I became interested in confusing combinations of ingredients," he recalls, "because I wanted texture and visual complexity." He now makes most of the sandwiches himself, which allows him to better manipulate their look.