Colophon Holiday Party

The Key makes royalty of everyone with custom paper crowns.

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Working in Gold Goat

Ivar, turning in the gold goat covers in an addition of 40 for Three Hands Press.

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We have replaced Mark Treise with this reasonable facsimile.

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May Day 2012

Check out boingboing’s May Day 2012 photos round the world and you’ll find The Key’s very own Ivar and Lucy standing strong, representing Oakland business owners and dogs.

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Pickle Power

Watch as pickle masters John and Christian from Uncommon Pickle can up some green beans before your very eyes and make a quick shout-out to The Key for designing and printing their labels and business cards!

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Leftover leather= instant Halloween costume

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Groove Merchant 20 Record Box

We made some record boxes! The good folks at Ubiquity Records and Groove Merchant in SF have put out a 20th Anniversary 7″ compilation release which will be sold in limited release– inside an authentic, hand-made record box from The Key!

Here’s a direct link to purchase one of your own fromUbiquity Records!

Here are some box facts:
- Box will fit around 30 7”s singles.
- Handmade using refurbished, salvaged, and vintage machinery. The board used in construction is the hardest available, from the last remaining stock.
- Reinforced lid prevents corner breakage. Removeable inner box acts as a buffer against breakage/ pressures.
- Cloth, both red and blue, used in covering lids is natural fiber linen, with acrylic coating, offset litho printed with durable TuffTex inks.
- Hardware from Ohio. Rivets, American made, are hi-strength tubular type, no POP rivets, staples or split rivets were used in construction.
- Designed by Freddy Anzures, of P-R-O-P-S /Apple, built by The Key Printing and Binding in Oakland, CA, stocked with 10 x 7” singles compiled by Cool Chris @ The Groove Merchant for Luv N’Haight
- Available at, and all good record stores

The tracklist for the 7”s inside the box is:

LH7062A – A. The McCrary – Emerge 3:39
B. Ron Forella – Crystals 4:25 (part 1)
LH7062B – A. Twilight – Straight To My Heart 3:16
B. Numonics – You Lied 4:04
LH7062C – A. Rod Abernethy – Ron and Eddie Blues 5:04
B. April Fulladosa – Sunlit Horizon 3:57
LH7062D – A. Jodesha and Star Ride – The Answer 3:43
B. September – Stump 3:41
LH7062E – A. Lois Johnson – Be Mine 3:39
B. Frankie Gee – Date With The Rain 2:47
LH7062F – A. Round Robin – Our Love Is So True 4:45 (part 1)
B. Round Robin – Our Love Is So True 4:56 (part 2)
LH7062G – A. Arthur Foy – Get up and Dance 3:09
B. Soul Liberation – Who Is Your Friend 4:13
LH7062H – A. Pataphysics – Nick Danger 4:39
B. Longineu Parsons – Funkin’ Around 3:18
LH7062I – A. Mike James Kirkland – Hang On In There 3:45 (part 1)
B. Mike James Kirkand – Hang On In There 5:12 (part 2)
LH7062J – A. Darondo – Legs (part 1) 3:45
B. Darondo – Let My People Go  3:58

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Lenny supervises with a regal nonchalance.

He gets paid (and works) under the table.

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