We featured The Made Shop Shop earlier this year, and today they’re back with an awesome store redesign and new products! Operated by four closely-knit designers and artists, The Made Shop creates architecture, objects, and graphic designs. We’re pleased to have their beautiful work in the Goodsie community!
We dig the Antler Family Tree wall decal, which is personalized for each order. The shop’s unique 2012 Linear Calendar makes for a perfect gift this holiday season. The limited-edition Letterpress calendar shows the entire year at a glance, and represents each month as a complete bar running across an underlying grid of weeks & weekends.
“In one of the standard fairy tales, the handsome prince is turned into a frog by the wicked witch, and finally the beautiful princess comes around and kisses the frog, and he’s the prince again. Well, every child knows that the frog is actually the prince, but how do they know it? He’s a frog by every physical characteristic. What makes him the prince? It turns out there is a principle: We identify persons and animals and other living creatures by a property that’s called psychic continuity. We interpret them as having some kind of a mind or a soul or something internal that persists independent of their physical properties. Scientists don’t believe that, but every child does, and every human knows how to interpret the world that way.”—Noam Chomsky, Learning, DISCOVER Magazine
“An ad that pretends to be art is — at absolute best — like somebody who smiles warmly at you only because he wants something from you. This is dishonest, but what’s sinister is the cumulative effect that such dishonesty has on us: since it offers a perfect facsimile or simulacrum of goodwill without goodwill’s real spirit, it messes with our heads and eventually starts upping our defenses even in cases of genuine smiles and real art and true goodwill. It makes us feel confused and lonely and impotent and angry and scared. It causes despair.”—David Foster Wallace