Letterpress Poster Update

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Yes, we are indeed sold out of our share of letterpress posters from “The Anarchist’s Tool Chest.” But don’t despair. Read on before sending us a(nother) nasty-gram.

We sold 500 posters over the weekend. Another 400 posters – personally autographed like the ones we sold – are going to Lee Valley Tools this week for that company to sell. Another 50 (also signed) are going to Classic Hand Tools in the United Kingdom. And we’ll have 50 on hand to replace any that are damaged in shipment (and maybe have a few to sell at our storefront on May 14).

We don’t know when Lee Valley and Classic Hand Tools will begin selling the posters. That’s their decision. We have no say as how they operate (obviously).

Some readers have asked us to do a second run of posters. John and I have decided against that for several reasons. We have books to publish, and lots of them. Also, John and his neighbor are rolling and mailing these posters, and it’s remarkably time-consuming. Finally, these posters are not profitable. We kept the price low to say “thanks” to customers for supporting us all these years. If we continued to publish posters like this, John and I would have to take second jobs at Arby’s.

So keep your eyes peeled at Lee Valley and Classic Hand Tools.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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8 Responses to Letterpress Poster Update

  1. A job at Arby’s won’t work… people will ask you to sign their beefy sandwiches. 🙂 For what it’s worth, here’s a thank you from an appreciative customer who is looking forward to more great books in the future. I’m glad you are able to focus on your core business.

  2. Rachael Boyd says:

    do what you love and the money will follow. don’t get side tracked. Thank you for doing what you do…..

  3. Bill Clift says:

    How about an update on the “lots of books” you have lined up the rest of the year. My checkbook is in a state of eager anticipation!!

  4. freaknic says:

    Holy crap! I spent my day off building out my new shop and I missed the posters going on sale! D’oh!!!

  5. May I ask whether you might offer a pdf of the poster? I would like to print out my own copy, and no autograph would be required.

  6. cabotacoustics says:

    Placed my order at lee valley yesterday thanks Chris

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