Back by request: Three sticker designs for your tool chest, nail cabinet or wall. These are available from my daughter Katherine’s etsy store. They are sold as a set, and yes, she ships internationally. Here are the stickers in this set.
‘Sharpen This’ Book Sticker If you have the “Sharpen This” book and would like to add 20 percent more rudeness, this is the sticker for you. It is designed and sized to stick to the cover of the book over the book’s diestamp. The sticker features a 1,000-grit sharpening stone emblazoned with a bony and and slightly rude gesture.
Nail Size Chart Here’s a sticker that is actually useful. The sticker features the four most common size furniture nails (4d to 8d) in full size. So you can hold up any nail to the sticker and know what size the nail is. The sticker also tells you what size wood the nail is designed to fasten.
Tony Konovaloff Sticker This sticker features one of my favorite quotes from Tony Konovaloff, a West coast furniture maker. The quote is emblazoned over a carving by David Bignell, a local carver and furniture maker.
These are high-quality 100-percent vinyl stickers, which are weatherproof. Made in the USA by Stickermule. You can buy the stickers here.
I am happy to tell you that my daughter Katherine is now selling the following stickers in her etsy shop. This sticker set features three images on 100-percent waterproof vinyl material. The stickers are sold as a set. We cannot sell individual stickers (sorry).
The Return of “Sharpen This”
One of our most popular (and notorious) stickers was this image of a bony hand making a gesture superimposed on a sharpening stone. With the publication of the new book, “Sharpen This,” we received a lot of requests for the sticker. We decided to go even further. This sticker fits on the cover of “Sharpen This” book and covers its diestamp. So your sticker becomes the image on the cover.
Build Instead of Buy
This sticker combines two of our favorite things. The expression “Build Instead of Buy” is the ethos behind “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” The image is the first known pictorial representation of a stick chair. It’s a 12th or 13th century drawing from a Welsh book of laws. It also proves that stick chairs predated Windsor chairs by at least 300 years.
Rest for the Weary
We also brought back one of our favorite stickers that is based on an image I modified from a banner of the Fancy Chair-makers. Illustration from the Memoir prepared for the celebration of the completion of the Erie Canal by Cadwallader D. Colden, 1825. Instead of a fancy chair, I put in a silhouette of my favorite stick chair from St Fagans.
The stickers ship out in an envelope. Domestic orders are $10 with shipping included. They ship USPS first class. International orders ($12 with shipping included) go airmail.
By request from readers, we are going to try to bring back some stickers. The original Sticker Queen, my daughter Maddy, is too swamped with getting her doctorate to take on the sticker business. But my youngest, Katy, has agreed to give it a try.
There will be three stickers in this set, and they will be for sale through Katy’s etsy store in about a week. Each set will cost $10 (sticker prices have gone way up). And there will be international shipping. Here’s what will be in the set.
The Return of Sharpen This
With the publication of my new book “Sharpen This,” several readers asked if the cover could have the naughty skeleton hand on it from an early set of stickers. We can’t publish a special version of the book with a different cover (it would double the manufacturing costs).
But we can make a sticker.
I designed this sticker to fit right over the diestamp on “Sharpen This” so you can transform your book into the Naughty Edition.
‘Build Instead of Buy’
The core philosophy of my work is “Build Instead of Buy,” a phrase that appears early on in “The Anarchist’s Design Book.” Here I’ve combined it with a 12th- or 13th-century image from a Welsh book of laws. The image of this judge is regarded to be the earliest known depiction of a stick chair.
Rest for the Weary
The third sticker is one I’ve done before. It features a silhouette of the chair that launched my obsession with making stick chairs back in the 1990s. And the chair is surrounded by a crest from the 19th century.
All the stickers are vinyl and 100 percent waterproof. These are premium stickers from Stickermule and not one bit flimsy.
Look for the stickers to go on sale in about a week.
Madeline’s last batch of stickers sold out so fast it made her head spin. That batch is out in the mail now, and we have ordered a second batch (same designs) that will arrive shortly.
So if you would like a set of these stickers, order them now from her Etsy store. If you order this week, there’s a very good chance they will arrive before Christmas – though we have no sway over the USPS mail carriers.
The good news: She ships these things worldwide. The bad news: She had to increase the price of a set by $1 because Etsy has increased its listing fees. Sorry about that.
Maybe I’ll even get a set of these (that’s how fast they sold out).
My daughter Madeline has an etsy page set up for the latest set of stickers. You can place your order here – the stickers are $6 for a set, and the price includes domestic shipping. (Overseas orders are $10 per set, which includes shipping.)
I’m afraid she isn’t able to do the “send $5 and an SASE punk rock thing” because of her work schedule and that she doesn’t live near a post office where she can rent a P.O. box.
As always, these are nice U.S.-made stickers – 100 percent vinyl. And they can be used outdoors, too. If you want a set, I’d act quickly. She ordered 300 sets and is down to 214 by word of mouth only.