Aug 19

Yay! We’re selling Team Nerd Stuff


Team Nerd Letterpress is the linoleum block and letterpress printing of Milwaukee’s own N. Adam Beadel. Their postcards, correspondence cards and prints are made exclusively using antique wood and lead type and hand-carved illustrations. They also make custom posters, flyers, invitations, business cards, postcards and large art prints.

Jul 21

Featured Read

By walking, you escape from the very idea of identity, the temptation to be someone, to have a name and a history … The freedom in walking lies in not being anyone; for the walking body has no history, it is just an eddy in the stream of immemorial life.

In A Philosophy of Walking, a bestseller in France, leading thinker Frédéric Gros charts the many different ways we get from A to B—the pilgrimage, the promenade, the protest march, the nature ramble—and reveals what they say about us.

Gros draws attention to other thinkers who also saw walking as something central to their practice. On his travels he ponders Thoreau’s eager seclusion in Walden Woods; the reason Rimbaud walked in a fury, while Nerval rambled to cure his melancholy. He shows us how Rousseau walked in order to think, while Nietzsche wandered the mountainside to write. In contrast, Kant marched through his hometown every day, exactly at the same hour, to escape the compulsion of thought.

Brilliant and erudite, A Philosophy of Walking is an entertaining and insightful manifesto for putting one foot in front of the other.

Jul 08

Cooperative Keywords: Twin Pines

twin pines
Cooperatives will often use twin pines to represent their cooperative effort. But what does it mean?
Dr. Warbasse, a cooperative advocate and the founder of the Cooperative League of the United States of America put it this way, “The pine tree is the ancient symbol of endurance and fecundity. More than one pine is used to signify cooperation. The trunks of the trees are continued into roots which form the circle, the ancient symbol of eternal life, typifying that which has no end. The circle represents the all-embracing cosmos which depends upon cooperation for its existence. The two pines and the circle are dark green, the chlorophyll color of man’s life principle in nature.”