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—
—which was based on a pen tracing—
—of a pencil sketch—
—inspired, loosely, by drawings in a book I found in the Providence Athanaeum called
ADAPTED TO THE PRESENT STATE OF THE SCIENCE,
THE GENERIC CHARACTERISTICS OF NEARLY THE WHOLE
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.
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.