I read this great piece today on Sporting Classics Daily about William Faulkner, the hunter. And as any good reading is wont to do, it got me thinking. So I had to go off and make this shirt.
It's called, obviously, Okatoba Hunting and Fishing Club and it is named after the hunt club Count No Count and some friends set up in Mississippi in 1935.
See it here.
We partnered up with Lazarus Ministries in Atlanta last year for a print show. It was a fund raiser to help support their mission of bringing back dignity to the homeless of ATL. And it was based on a C.S. Lewis passage from The Weight of Glory:
There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously – no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption. And our charity must be a real and costly love, with deep feeling for the sins in spite of which we love the sinner—no mere tolerance or indulgence which parodies love as flippancy parodies merriment. Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses.The thing that came to my mind when we were designing this print was the Scout quote from To Kill A Mockingbird:
I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.That's really it. Some may have homes. Some might have a hell of a lot of cash in the bank. But at the days' end, we're all in the same boat. And the more folks that operate out of love, like Lazarus, the better off we'll all be.
So, we teamed up again to print up a run of these with half the funds going to Atlanta. If you'd like a print, you can get one right here.
Or if you'd like your money to go further, give directly to Lazarus right here.
We ordered a copy of Tracery Interiors new book, and it is absolutely stellar. They are about the most talented bunch of designers we've seen, and after you've looked through all 200+ pages of this book, you'll be inspired to call them up and get them on the case.
Over the years, we've shipped them prints to use in various styling jobs. Like in the 2012 Southern Living Idea House. And we were super excited to see a couple of our Dinner & prints made it into this book. #humblebrag
Grab you a copy here. I promise you a big promise it will be the most handsome book you've seen in a long while.