Last year’s successful Drink Me book, featuring block prints and winter drink recipes, which sold out its 50 copies and raised money for Pyramid Atlantic. With Bite Me, of course, featuring screenprinted drawings and winter food recipes!
In September: A call is put out for volunteer recipe and artwork submissions.
There are two categories: Bite Me First, for appetizers, and Bite Me Later, for main dishes. The format of the book will be horizontal, 9 3/8" inches by 8 5/8". inches, with a paper cover and Dot Dash binding.
Late September: The volunteer artists/recipe writers gather at Pyramid Atlantic for design brainstorming and a screenprinting demo by Pyramid Atlantic’s screenprinting guru, Micah Beard. Under discussion are issues including the font for the inside pages, how best to supply the artwork, the timeline, etc. Around the table, two volunteers discover their shared Minnesota roots, reflected in their submitted recipes.
Throughout October and November
The organizers and volunteers laid out the pages, bought the paper, made the screens, choose and mixed the ink choices, screenprinted the inside pages, foil embossed the covers, blind embossed the section pages, collated all the pages, bound and numbered. Special thanks to Erin Brody for hand setting and letter pressing the Colophon. See slide show of our progress here.
Wednesday, November 14
The Bite Me wrap-up party! The two-dimensional recipe artwork becomes three-dimensional (four-dimensional if you count smell!) as the volunteers bring in their food for all to sample. The finished Bite Me books are numbered. See slide show of the final steps here.