Essentially Odd: A Catalog of Products Created For and Sold at the 826 Stores

One of the ways that 826 National funds its tutoring programming is by running storefronts in each city. Essentially Odd ($16.00) is a catalog of innovative and humorous products designed for and sold in the storefronts of 826 tutoring centers. Items include Scurvy-Be-Gone and Peg Leg Oil from the Pirate Store and Speed of Light (in a can) and a Secret Identity Kit from the Superhero Supply Company. The catalog also features notes and anecdotes about the design process from designers and artists with an introduction to 826 National’s programs and facts about each center. Contributors include by Sam Potts, Dave Eggers, Chris Ware, Colorquarry Design, Stefan G. Bucher, Studio Rayolux, Suhail Design, Work AC, Office Design, and more. Due on August 1, 2009.

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