1. Gaylord Phoenix by Edie Fake (Secret Acres) $17.95 – All-Gaylord-All-Phoenix-All-In-One, Dr. Bronner’s Style.
2. Slingshot 2011 Large Organizer (Slingshot) $12.00 – Get your rad self organized!
3. 100 Posters 134 Squirrels, Revised & Updated by Jay Ryan (Akashic) $22.95 – 100 POSTERS 134 SQUIRRELS showcases one of underground poster art’s most prolific and talented practitioners. Featuring an all-new interview with Ryan and an introduction by Chicago Tribune rock critic Greg Kot, and framed by essays from underground luminaries–recording engineer and Shellac guitarist Steve Albini, graphic design iconoclast Art Chantry, and distinguished art and design historian Debra Parr–100 POSTERS 134 SQUIRRELS offers a unique look into Ryan’s approach to poster art.
4. Slingshot 2011 Small Organizer (Slingshot) $6.00
5. Endeavour 2011 Nikki McClure Calendar $16.00
6. Bust Dec 10 Jan 11 $4.99
7. Tel Tales #1 Cut Lines and Intricate Minds by Don Toots Zettwoch & Dan Zettwoch (Sparkplug) $3.00 – They don’t make ’em like they used to, that’s for certain. Papa Zettwoch takes us on an exacting tour of life in midcentury Louisville telephone operations, in particular the oracle operators who fiddled with antiquated 8-board switchpanels. Dan lovingly arts up the exacting craft, attention to detail and squirrely diagnostic techniques that existed before everything got replaced with plastic and no one could remember a phone number. -EF
8. Farm Together Now: A Portrait of People Places and Ideas for a New Food Movement by Amy Franceschini, Daniel Tucker etc. (Chronicle) $27.50 – “With interest in home gardening at an all-time high and concerns about food production and safety making headlines, Farm Together Now explores the current state of grassroots farming in the U.S. Part oral history and part treatise on food politics, this fascinating project is an introduction to the many individuals who are producing sustainable food, challenging public policy, and developing community organizing efforts. With hundreds of photographs and a foreword from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, Farm Together Now will educate, inspire, and cultivate a new wave of modern agrarians.”
9. Monocle vol 4 #39 Dec 10 Jan 11 $10.00
10. Best American Comics HC 2010 ed. by Jessica Abel, Matt Madden & Neil Gaiman (HM) $23.00