Thursday, April 30, 2009

Major Book Sale until May 8

Its the Sale of the Season folks! All books are on Sale.

-buy 1 book and get 10% off our price
(which = 20-30% off publisher's list price)
-buy 2 books and get 15% off our price for both books
(which = 25-35% off publisher's list)
-buy 3 books and get 20% off our price for all books
(which = 30-40% off publisher's list)

Great deals and beautiful books to be had for all.

Some examples:

Danto's "Body/Body Problem" publishers list price $21.95
our price $15.10
when you buy 3 books $12.08

"Hand Job" by MCAD alum Michael Perry list price $35.00
our price $27.00
when you buy 3 books $21.60

"Design Entrepreneur" list price $40.00
our price $34.30
when you buy 3 books $27.44

*there are some books that are already marked "final price", these books count towards the quantity you buy (to get a higher discount) but their price will remain the same.

*we may have missed marking a few books with the right price. Please check with the cashier for the right pricing, the computer is right.

Sale runs though May 8. I will not be reordering so come early for the best selection!

Art Cellar

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Green Art Supplies for You and Our Planet

What would a blog be without ideas for "going green"? 

We've got some great "green" items for sale, and maybe you had no idea.

They fall under the categories of Painting, Illustration, Office Supplies, and "Other".

"Green" Painting Media
Sludge™ Recycled Gesso
Made from 100% recycled pigments harvested from the paint factory.
It's a neutral grey color!
Thin, 500 ml: $3.95 (MSRP: $5.87)
Thick, 500 ml: $6.00 (MSRP: $8.95)

Eco-House Painting Media
From up in Canada.
CoZICa Metallic Drier Blend (like cobalt drier but less toxic)
4 oz bottle for $7.95

Damar Painting Medium
Contains damar crystals and linseed oil like normal, but its solvent is Eco-House's natural orange-derived turpentine alternative. Also contains lead-free driers.
4 oz: $7.85
32 oz: $30.45

"Green" Drawing Pens
I bet a lot of you illustrators love Microns and Staedtler Pigment Liners and throw 'em away all the time. Well, hey, quit that.

Instead, pick up a few COPIC Multiliner SP drawing pens. They have smooth metal barrels, they're refillable, and the tips are replaceable! Jeepers, huh?
They retail for $8.95, but no, we sell them for $6.30.
So worth it!

"Green" Office Supplies
We sell several items from Sustainable Group, who makes the world’s only line of binders certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Their products are assembled by a Seattle-based, disabled workforce, and are made from post-consumer recycled (and recyclable) materials. They are all nice & plain, kraft paper and stiff cardboard. Check out their website; you can order stuff custom printed.

Right now we carry:
3-ring binders (with replaceable covers! $4.95 to $14.95)
3-hole divider tabs (set of 5, $3.75)
Pocket folders ($1.00)
Little lined notebooks ($3.00)
8.5 x 11" cardstock (15¢)
10 x 15" Mailing envelopes ($1.40)
CD sleeves (35¢)
and Vegetable-based plastic ballpoint pens (80¢)

"Green" Other Stuff
Quit suckin' on plastic! You might grow some unexpected ovaries!
(And don't get me started on your footprint.)

Stainless steel waterbottles that have a tree on 'em and say "MCAD": $10.60
Three deep gemtones available: red, blue, and-- of course-- green.

(*Green bottle sold out.)

Monday, April 13, 2009

NEW natural fixative spray

A fixative spray without the noxious fumes!
A fixative you can bring on an airplane!

It ain't vegan, but it's all-natural and non-toxic.

NEW in the Art Cellar:

SpectraFix Pastel Fixative
Milk Casein formula
for Pastel, Pencil, Charcoal, & Watercolor

Apparently Degas used something like it, and so did the ancient Egyptians. It is completely archival and crystal-clear.

12oz bottles of SpectraFix, ready to use: $14.20 (MSRP: $16.95)

Travelling by air?
We also sell 2oz bottles of SpectraFix concentrate (which is within the limit for carry-on liquids), and 4oz empty bottles.

The 2oz concentrate is enough to make 16 ounces of fixative. At your destination, you just mix some with high-proof grain alcohol, such as Everclear (but even something drinkable, like vodka, will work).

SpectraFix concentrate, 2oz: $10.85 (MSRP: $12.95)
SpectraFix empty 4oz: $2.95

*NOTE: The ready-made SpectraFix has a tiny amount of isopropyl alcohol added to make it undrinkable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sign of the Week

You may have noticed we don't have generic signage in the Art Cellar. This is a little series we're calling Sign of the Week. This one was designed by MCAD alum Sarah Hedlund.

Magazines anyone? We may carry some of your favorites: Art Forum, Juxtapoz, Sculpture, Readymade, Art Papers, How, CMYK, Cabinet, Esopus, Dwell, Surface, Bust, W, American Craft, and many more!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Book Sale!!

Last semesters textbooks are on sale at the lowest prices ever!

Some examples of MCAD style textbooks are

David Sedaris' "Me Talk Pretty" $10
"Naked Lunch" $8.40
"Best War Comics" $10.79
"Glamorama" $10
William Gibson's "Pattern Recognition" $5.95
"Invention of Hugo Cabret" $13.79
Wonder Woman "Greatest Stories ever told" $11.99

and much much more.

Coming soon........All books on sale, but these titles will be gone so get em' if you want em'.