If you order something from our online shop today, we thank you! However please note that our Global Distribution Office is based in Pittsburgh, PA. All businesses in the state designated as not "life-sustaining" are currently under order to shut down. We are still assessing how this will effect outgoing orders in the immediate future.
“17 Reasons” is part of a continuing series of reflections on San Francisco and the Mission District. The sign was one of those mysteries of the neighborhood, a mysterious relic of an undecipherable past sitting above Thrift Town on Mission and 17th Streets. The sign was actually a slogan for the Redlick-Newman Furniture Company that occupied that corner from 1913 to 1975, until the construction of the BART tunnel along Mission Street destroyed many businesses on the street. The “reasons why” were always up to the viewer – the “why” part of the sign had fallen off shortly after I moved to the city. When San Francisco voters passed an ordinance outlawing new billboards in the late 90s, an advertising corporation removed the sign and illegally placed beer ads targeted at Latino consumers.
Many artists, including many of us at Justseeds, are facing acute economic consequences as a result of the COVID19 pandemic:
cancelled art fairs, lost opportunities, dwindling sales. If you were thinking about supporting your friendly neighborhood radical artists’ cooperative by picking up a print, poster or book from our shop, now would be a great time, and much appreciated!
For the time being, please enjoy
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