Wednesday, February 27, 2008

WonderCon Wake

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth! Comic book conventions are always such an inspiring experience, its so fantastic to be surrounded by so much cool art and energy!

Check out our WonderCon 2008 album on our Binary Winter MySpace for more pics:

Working our booth.

Indie art makes his spider-senses tingle.

Buttons are shiny.

Our book has cross-species appeal.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Binary Winter at WonderCon 2008

We are in a book-binding, screen-printing mad-rush this week in preparation for WonderCon 2008. For those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area, we will be exhibiting in the Small Press area [SP25 on the map] from Friday February 22 - Sunday February 24.

In addition to hardcover copies of our book, "
The Irrelevant Redemption", we've also got some new sketchbooks, prints, and of course, some sweet new tees. If you're planning on attending, stop by booth and say hello!

Etsy Shop of the Week on FMF blog!

The folks at the Fashion Me Fabulous blog recently featured us in their independent design competition, Project Design, and also spotlighted us as their Etsy Shop of the Week! Thanks to everyone who voted for us!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Why Robot Stories are Good for the Soul

So having been on a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy since my very first episode of Voltron at the age of 5, I've often found myself explaining to others why I typically find non-speculative literature unchallenging. I have a pretty well-rehearsed diatribe about how I prefer books that give me a new world or concept to play with, rather than offer me a rehash of the limited gamut of "real" human experiences. But now when I'm feeling lazy, I can just point folks to this fantastic article by Wired magazine writer Clive Thompson, in which he poses that science fiction is "the last great literature of ideas". -S.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Tender Time Bomb

Our Tender Time Bomb men's tee was mentioned as a February Love & Valentine's pick on Yarnbeast's Blog.

Tick, tick, kaboom!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Steampunk Invasion on Etsy

We had the awesome fortune to be featured in two frontpage steampunk-themed Etsy treasuries in January!

Our Mechanical Dove Scarf was included in glueandglitter's splendid Steampunk Treasury on 1.08.08:

And a week later, our Logic Trap shirt was selected by MyFairyBabies for her smashing Sprocket Head Treasury on 1.16.08:

We're delighted that the Steampunk aesthetic is gaining exposure, and it's fantastic to see all the brilliant work being created by artists in the genre! Thanks Etsyians, for helping make our cold January a bit brighter!