Two New Things

1) The new Soft Skull store is finally live. I now know more about server-side includes, secure socket layers, and PGP than I ever dreamed I would.

2) The new logo for Soft Skull Press is finally done as well. Here’s a JPEG of it, saved down from a TIFF, exported from an Illustrator file—

Soft Skull Press ant logo, 576x768, designed by Tom Hopkins (and the SSPI team)

—which was based on a pen tracing—

Soft Skull Press ant logo, pen tracing of original pencil drawing, 576x768, designed by Tom Hopkins (and the SSPI team)

—of a pencil sketch—

Soft Skull Press ant logo, original pencil drawing, 576x768, designed by Tom Hopkins (and the SSPI team)

—inspired, loosely, by drawings in a book I found in the Providence Athanaeum called

ELEMENTS

OF

NATURAL HISTORY,

ADAPTED TO THE PRESENT STATE OF THE SCIENCE,

CONTAINING

THE GENERIC CHARACTERISTICS OF NEARLY THE WHOLE

ANIMAL KINGDOM,

AND

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PRINCIPAL SPECIES.

By JOHN STARK, F.R.S.E.

MEMBER OF THE WERNERIAN NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH, &c.&c.


WITH ILLUSTRATIVE ENGRAVINGS.


VOL. II.

INVERTEBRATA, &c.

Which was published in MDCCCXXVIII.

All of which was based on collaboration, discussion, input, feedback, deliberation, and brilliance from the entire staff, not to mention every friend I was able to cajole, persuade, and/or bribe into offering their advice and guidance.