We are running low on T-shirts, and so it is time to come up with a new design and pithy expression for the back of the shirt.
As a tractor trailer pulled up to my driveway in the pouring rain this morning, I began to think that what we need is more than just a stupid pun to put on the back. Since our first book, “The Art of Joinery,” we’ve used Moxon’s compass as our logo. We’ve put it on hats, tattoos, shirts and books.
With the release of “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” in June 2011, we started using the A-square as a symbol for the book and its ideas.
The good news is that all the books made it into our sunroom warehouse this morning without any water damage. It’s our third printing of Robert Wearing’s “The Essential Woodworker.” For this printing, we changed the color of the cloth and the cover stamp. I never liked the purple or eggplant or whatever it was on the first two printings.
So we switched to a navy blue with a white stamp. Other than that, the book is unchanged from the first two printings.
We are down to our last case of the purple books, so if you have a thing for purple, get out your credit card now. We’ll be switching to blue in about a week.
— Christopher Schwarz