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Valentines

What I did in the last couple weeks:

three valentines 2011

Ongoing: 2010 BJP will now be a 2011 BJP as well since the last half of 2010 just got away with me. Determined to get this done! On Hour Six now: purple, blue, white.

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February 20, 2011 at 12:49 am Leave a comment

An Edible Catch-22

Seeing as it’s been a week since the Edible book festival at Asheville Bookworks, I need to get a post up about how it went. In all, I enjoyed seeing so many fun ways of representing books. The only bad thing was that I couldn’t eat anything because it was all laden with sugar, wheat, or dairy, even my own book, which I’d put sugar in, in anticipation others might actually want it to be palatable. *sniffle*

This was my concept: An (not-so-easily) edible catch-22
concept

This was my product:
product

This was the Judge’s Choice in the adult category -and mine too!!! The artist had a great concept and product. Within the covers was the word ‘crudite’ carved out of raw vegetables: “Erudite Crudite”
erudite crudite

This was People’s choice in the adult category: “Preface to the Joy of Cooking”
preface

What’s ‘crudite’ mean? Essentially raw veggies hors d’ouevres! It even came with dipping sauce! Under the cover of great knowledge -‘erudition’- the raw vegs with the goblet of sauce and dip become an additional layer of meaning, even punnish (in a great way). I was so awed with that edible ‘book’s concept and craftmanship. The expansiveness and grandeur kinda makes me wish I’d gone with my original crazy concept of making a ‘kit bag’ from Milo to Yossarian including my book and chocolate covered marshmallows as the cotton Milo tried to feed people. Next year… 🙂

I did feel a bit let down people had voted the cupcakes for the people’s choice. The cupcakes were definitely INSANELY expansive but it was donated by a bakery company in Asheville (along with several other edible books from other shops), and I couldn’t really see any depth to it other than, ‘ok, we need something clever to feed a lot of people.’ One would think people would not just look at the surface- i.e. the amount of work- and look at the story behind the book, the finesse with which it was made, as well as aesthetic sense. there were many prettier and cuter books than the cupcake Preface, imo.

It was great fun, and I hope Asheville Bookworks participates again in 2010!

April 8, 2009 at 1:22 am Leave a comment


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