Just a quick post about what I have been up to this week. I have been trying to get the last few things figured out before sending Imagine off to the press. I have designed not only the activity posters which will cost between $12-$15 (which you can buy alone and am printing 1000) but a way for kids to carry them everywhere around their city or town. The entire kit will include the hard cover folder, satchel, and colored pencils for $45 and will be initially a limited edition of 100.
I wanted to model the design off of the red Holga camera, something fun, vintage yet durable. I am still working on the details of the design and it will include some custom fabric touches, and will have some final versions by the end of the month. The official release of the book will be May 7 at the end of National Compost Awareness week! YAY! Stay tuned for more details!
Today as I was working on the wrap for Imagine, I searched for a standard symbol for “compostable.” My search came up ugly and empty so I took a stab at a symbol. If you have any comments or suggestions, send them my way! OR if anyone wants to use this symbol, email me and I’ll send you a file to use.
I met with my friends at Consolidated printing this week and am so happy to be working with them again. They are a great family company who has had an environmental mission for 20 years. During the production of Grow: An Environmentally Friendly Book we discovered, with them, that all board books have been printed in China since the 1980′s. We in the U.S. do not have the capabilities to produce these books currently which is why KJ and I had to hand bind all 700 of the books ourselves, in an effort to keep true to our mission. It turns out that Consolidated is considering acquiring the equipment to manufacture these books again! I was thrilled to hear that I may see a light at the end of the tunnel of gluing books by hand in mass quantities. I’ll be creating a Grow page soon since I am transitioning our growbook.org web site to merge with growbookspress.com.