Pirates & Superheros

Last spring when I was in New York, I had to stop by the Superhero Supply Company in Park Slope. Not that I was in the market for the latest and greatest in superhero gear, but I had to see what this place was all about. While what I saw was a store full of typographic wonderment [see awesome sign*] and fantastically clever package design, others may appreciate it for the super-gear. However, in reality the storefront shop is a cover (there’s even a secret bookshelf entrance) for a fantastic non-profit – 826NYC – working with 6 to 18 year olds to develop their creative writing skills and help with homework (check out this post for an insider look). Definitely a great way to make learning fun. . . I think I’ll have to add the West Coast** Pirate Supply Store [w/ 826Valencia] to my SF List of things to do.* check out the slideshow in this NY Magazine feature
** there is a national network of 826 locations around the country if you’re interested in volunteering

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