lives in Oakland, CA at his nest in The Compound Gallery. He is astute and witty and is known for his keen sense of style and appreciation of the arts. He often out traveling the world, but his trusty assistant professors are always there to run the store. You can stop by the brick and mortar shop in Oakland, CA located at 1167 65th st., Oakland, CA 94608. Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12-6. If your lucky, the professor will be in.
Kerri Lee Johnson
Assistant Professor: Kerri Lee Johnson lives and works in Oakland, CA. She received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Johnson is a working artist, arts administrator and curator. She was the co-owner of Blankspace gallery, a contemporary art gallery she co-founded and ran from 2006-2010. Johnson is also co-founder of the Bay Area Visual Arts Network and Branch Gallery. She loves supporting the local economy and will likely make a millionaire out of the first cafe in walking distance from the shop to serve bacon doughnuts.
Lena Verderano Reynoso
Assistant Professor: Lena Verderano Reynoso is an artist, antiquarian, and Doctoral Candidate at the University of California Berkeley. Her artistic and academic work is centered around American sideshows and popular culture. Her art has been featured on E! Online, Gawker, the WB, TMZ, Wired Images, the Rumpus.com, Alameda Magazine, Oakland Magazine, and many other publications and newspapers. She has published articles on folklore and Early American amusements in Proverbium and the Early American Review. She is currently writing a book on sideshows and owns The Compound Gallery in Oakland, CA with her husband. Reynoso is also co-founder of Art in a Box and loves hunting for fine hand crafted items.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or regular account payments all through PayPal.
How secure is this store?
This store uses PayPal for payments, and PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).
Do I need a PayPal account to purchase from this store?
No, you are not required to have a PayPal account to purchase from this store. Although if you already have a PayPal account you may use it.
Current turnaround time for all orders is 2-3 business days (M-F) ONCE PAYMENT IS RECEIVED!
Professor Squirrel ships most of our products via Priority Mail in the U.S. and Priority Mail International to everywhere else in the world. For domestic orders, this shipping takes around 2-4 days. For international orders, this takes around 6-11 days.
Shipping fees are the standard USPS Priority Mail shipping rates, plus a small handling fee. For international, overnight or special delivery, please contact us before placing your order.
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For cards, buttons, and all other small items, Professor Squirrel ships First Class Mail both domestic and international. For domestic orders, please allow 5 - 10 days for your order to arrive. For international orders, please allow 7 - 14 days.
Most times, your items will arrive much sooner, especially if you live in a large city.
Packing slips will no longer accompany your order in an attempt to conserve paper.
RETURNS + EXCHANGES
All sales are final. We take every care to package your items carefully and safely. Having said that if there has been a mistake and you receive the wrong item, please contact us and we will consider returns on a case by case basis. We make every effort to photograph and accurately describe each item sold online, if you still have a question or need additional info please feel free to email us (info (at) professorsquirrel (dot) com) prior to placing an order and we will gladly send additional images/info.
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If you cannot be home to receive packages, we suggest you use your business address.
If a package is unclaimed and gets returned to us, you will be charged the original S&H as well as any additionally incurred shipping costs due to the return. If your order needs special shipping or handling instructions, please let us know before you place your order.
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Please allow extra time for your package to arrive - after a package arrives at customs in your country, it may take additional time to reach you by your local carrier.
International orders are subject to customs, local duties and taxes. Payment of applicable duties, taxes and other fees is the customer's responsibility. Please note that due to high incidences of Internet fraud, we will ship internationally at our discretion.
Professor Squirrel is an emporium of fascinating artifacts and delightful objects. Nestled inside The Compound Gallery, the shop features vintage pieces mixed with many items handcrafted locally by artisans and small boutique designers. From home accessories, handmade jewelry, clothing, paper goods and piggy banks, Professor Squirrel ventures out regularly to uncover the best in unique, adorable and affordable items to bring back to the shop and present to you.
Made by Lizard Press in the Bay Area. Be the change you wish to see in the world. "BE" was inspired a card with the Gandhi quote
8" x 9" with deckle edge, printed on Johannot soft cotton paper. The combination of vintage letterpress and the soft paper impresses the image for a wonderful tactile effect that you will love!
Please note that the letterpress process is a handmade one and may vary slightly from print to print, and from samples or images.
Reclaimed medical glass bottles with a strike bottom surface.
Made by Jen Pearson in Oakland, CA. Reclaimed apothecary medical bottles have been re-purposed into striking matchstick bottles. The bottom of each bottle has been hand-etched to create a strikeable surface. Gorgeous and practical. When the bottle is empty, simply refill! The etching will continue to be usable through hundreds of strikes! The classiest way to light a match!
Made by Volta Press in Oakland, CA
This card combines aesthetics and humor for a perfectly charming birthday wish. It is a foldover A2 (4.25" x 5.5" folded) card with a blank inside. The front is letterpressed in two colors (orange and chocolate) and features a hand-drawn birthday cake design.
These cards are printed with wood type on 300 gram Hahnemühle paper, which is 100% cotton and gorgeously textured. They come with a matching orange envelope.
Made by Volta Press in Oakland, CA.
Hot Dish (n.): any of a variety of baked casserole dishes popular in the Midwestern United States, especially in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, northern Iowa, and western Wisconsin.
A celebration of the national dish of the Midwest! This set of six 2-color (baby blue and dark brown) letterpressed A7 cards features three tried & true family hot dish recipes: Sandy's Tater Tot Hot Dish, Eunice's Macaroni Hot Dish, and Lu's Tuna Hot Dish. There are two of each design; each is printed on a bright white foldover card, and the inside message is a reminder that "the best dish is always served hot." The whole package comes with six baby blue envelopes and is wrapped in Fog Linen and topped off with a handmade letterpressed tag.
Made by Volta Press in Oakland, CA.
This handmade, letterpressed journal is the perfect place for your Very Important Stuff. With approximately 40 high-quality, blank, bright white pages and a cover created with recycled Kraft board, the VIS journal is sure to impress.
Each journal measures 7.25" tall by 3.25" wide, with a charming reporter-style cutout on the top cover. Its Kraft cover is hand-bound with metal screwposts, and its pages are two-sided for maximum notation. "Very Important Stuff" is lovingly letterpressed on the cover in moss green.