Monday, December 17, 2012

Bite Me!

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.

Written by Elizabeth Levenson

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tons of Fun at Make and Take

Pyramid's 2nd Annual "Make and Take", a celebration with crafts and cocktails, featured an all-in collaboration between studios. The final product was a 4 page advent calendar, based on the theme of kindness. Our page was a wintry scene and Ralph Waldo Emerson quote printed in mint green and rusty red. Thanks to all who came out for this great event.


Screenprinted Cook Books

BITE ME, a Pyramid project with recipes and illustrations from our community starts with
Bite Me First, for appetizers, and Bite Me Later, for main dishes. The  9 3/8" x 8 5/8" book features a foil-stamped paper cover and dot dash hand-sewn binding.

Contact Jody McLean for your copy.