RIPE FOR THE PICKING
Appropriately launched on the Autumnal Equinox, our limited release for the Fall of 2021 is the “Harvest” Edition. Noted American artist John Burgoyne’s illustrations grace the covers of the six Memo Books in this series, featuring fruits and vegetables commonly harvested in the Fall. Two 3-Packs (Pack A and Pack B) contain all six versions, and subscribers get both. These packs are perfect for the foodie or gardener on your gift list.
The illustrations are embossed into a new – and perfect for this edition – cover stock. Mohawk’s “Renewal” line uses rapidly renewable resources. We’ve selected their “Fiber White,” which is made from hemp fiber blended with post-consumer paper waste and responsibly sourced virgin fibers. This lovely and sturdy cover stock takes the embossing beautifully and makes the most of John Burgoyne’s delicate ink-and-watercolor technique.
John’s intricate and instantly recognizable illustrations regularly appear in Cook’s Illustrated, National Geographic, and other publications. We visited him on Cape Cod and had a chat about his work and career.
The colorful back covers feature planting instructions, a map, and a brief description of each of the six crops. The 70#T Finch Fine ”Soft White” interior pages are an all-new design as well: the “Ruled-Dot-Ledger” format works great for list-making, diagrams, or, or just plain old Autumnal notes and observations. To make it easy to share your recipes, planting bed diagrams, and grocery lists, “Harvest” features perforated pages (video). Three brass stables bind it all together.
It has taken twelve years to produce a harvest-themed Fall release. You could say it took awhile for the idea to crop up.