Instead of a Face-painting Station…


…we’re going to offer a spray-painting station at “The Anarchist’s Design Book” book-release party Saturday night. I made this stencil years ago. And I have a can of spray paint.

For these photos I tried to get Megan Fitzpatrick to stencil my bare back, but she wouldn’t do it, saying the safety wanks would have my head. All I have to say to that is that if we didn’t have body painting then we wouldn’t have had Mel Gibson in “Braveheart.”

Um. So never mind on the body paint.

We’re wrapping up little details all week – installing doors, making sure we have electric lights, just little stuff. The place won’t be ready for the opening, but it will have to do.

One other quick reminder: The store will be open only on the second Saturday of each month. We’ve had lots of requests from people who are passing through Cincinnati to stop and visit or to pick up orders. I wish we could accommodate those requests, but we cannot.

This company is two people – no employees – and John lives two hours away. So it’s on me to run the store, and I have lots of editing, writing and furniture commissions to work on. Maybe someday we’ll have more help and can offer more hours, but until then I ask you to please not ask us to do what we cannot.

Hope to see y’all this weekend.

— Christopher Schwarz

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14 Responses to Instead of a Face-painting Station…

  1. hgordon4 says:

    The place looks fantastic. I hope everyone who can be there next weekend has a blast.
    One of these “2nd Saturdays” I’ll find the time to wander up there from Florida…

  2. Eric R says:

    Man O Man, big difference in the place from the first pictures and now.
    I won’t make it for the opening, but it is on my list of places to visit.
    Nice work Chris & crew.
    (And I don’t think that stencil would fit on your bony chassis anyway…) 🙂

  3. Niels Cosman says:

    Lookin good, boss!

  4. kendewitt608 says:

    Love the way this turned out. But why would a anarchist worry about the safety wonks ?

  5. bearkatwood says:

    You may take our body paint, but you’ll never take our FREEDOM! You have to say it all guttural like. 😉 Place looks great.

  6. Looks great. All my best wishes, I wish I could be there, but the customer projects won’t wait. 😀

  7. narford84 says:

    Will you and crew be having t shirts in store possibly ones gone for l.a.p site? I loved the h.o.studley t shirt, fit and feel is very comfortable and one of my favorites. A t shirt idea I’d like to see and have is- measuring is the enemy of accuracy on one and another shirt with nibble and blow,nibble and blow. I think people would see nibble and blow and not knowing what it’s about look twice.

  8. parks2167 says:

    New digs look great. Having trouble waiting til Saturday. An awful thought I have relates to those big windows. You did put in an alarm system didn’t you ? The contents of the place are too valuable not to protect.

  9. simonjhillier says:


    I think wank definitely means something different on your side of the pond. Look it up !!!



  10. davebless says:

    Very “Sons of Anarchy”. Oh wait… Anarchist’s Design Book,.. Sons of Anarchy. You’re Charlie Hunnam!

  11. What’s the letter under the dividers? Sigma or E?

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