For the past three years new graffiti Publishing has tried to expose everyday people to exquisite writing and art. In doing this, we’ve had the chance to publish the work of many fabulous artists. It has been a great journey. However, due to staffing and financial limitations, we are now preparing our last issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets. While we’d love to push forward and continue producing new graffiti, each of our staff members holds full-time jobs and numerous civic and artistic responsibilities.
It has been a great experience and we’re very proud of the work we’ve accomplished. Our final issue will feature the writing of Chelsi Sutton and the artwork of Libby Booth. We’re thrilled to be able to display the work of these artists before we close our doors.
We want to thank everyone who helped new graffiti along the way. Without the support of our readers, the amazing work of our contributors, and the effort of everyone who downloaded, printed out, and posted new graffiti: Literature on the Streets around their town we wouldn’t have made it this far.
I would like to offer a special thanks to our Assistant Editor, Elizabeth Benson and our Copy Editor, Ashley Nguyen (Christensen) for all of the work they’ve done despite their busy schedules.
My hope is that we will be able to bring new graffiti Publishing back to life at a later date, but for now, outside responsibilities have become too cumbersome to maintain the level, quality, and consistency of work we expect from ourselves.
new graffiti: Literature on the Streets issue #13 will be out soon. We hope that you enjoy it, and (as always) that you’ll share it with your community, wherever that may be.
Thanks for reading,
Darren M. Edwards
Editor, new graffiti Publishing
It’s been a long time coming but ng12 is done and ready for your literary/artistic enjoyment. In ng12 you’ll find a short story by Mylène Dressler and an imaginative painting by Sarah Stone. We’re really excited about the way Mylène’s essay and Sarah’s painting work together on the metaphoric level. As always, we hope that you enjoy this issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets. Please feel free to visit our downloadable page to snag a PDF of this month’s issue. Then you can print it off and help cover the streets of your town in literature and art.
The eleventh issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets is now up and ready for you to read, download and spread out around your town. This month’s issue features a dramatic painting by Sandy Parsons and a sad, yet thought provoking, poem by Sheri Gabbert. With each month’s issue we hope to create a unique story through the combination of visual art and writing; if we’ve been successful, this months story will feel like a little like a prayer for the lost. Click on the image to the right to be redirected to the issue.
new graffiti: Literature on the Streets’ eleventh issue will feature a delicately sad poem by Sheri Gabbert and a moving painting by Sandy Parsons. One of the things we love to do here at new graffiti Publishing is to help spread the word about the accomplishments and activities of the writers and artist we feature. As such, we’d love to let you all know about a show Sandy Parson, and Melinda Parsons have coming up soon. The show is called “Humans and Nature.” If you’d like more information on the show, which runs Sept 16th-Oct 1st, click HERE. If you’d like to get a preview of Sandy’s work, click on her photo to the right and you’ll be redirected to her website.
As human beings we’re constantly pulled by the gravitation of those people and things around us: Art, Humanity, Lovers, Family, the Divine, the Unknowable. I remember, as a child, looking at a map of our solar system marked out with the paths of the plants and their various moons. There was so much going on that I could barely handle it. Paths and gravitational pulls overlapped and competed. This months issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets is dedicated to these cosmically human forces that push and pull against us everyday, and to the painfully beautiful moments when they all line up and, for a moment, the universe makes perfect sense.
This issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets is all about beauty. As a writer I’ve always felt that the highest compliment someone could give my work was saying that it was beautifully written. As poets, writers, artists…as humans, that is what we’re seeking…beauty. We look for the beauty in everything from the ordinary to the sublime or the apparently grotesque. So, here in ng #10, we bring you beauty presented by the prose of Jacqueline Morril, and the painting of Jacob Wayne Bryner.
At long last, our 1 year anniversary issue is here. Sorry for the wait but we hope, as you enjoy Blake Palmer’s art and the poetry of Bryan Thomas Rice, you will find that it was well worth it. Thanks to both our artist and our poet, and all of our patient readers! Click on the photo to be redirected to Issue #9.
The first issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets hit the presses and the internet just over a year ago. Issue #1 came out in July of 2010. While we’re a little late getting this year’s July issue out (by about a week) we’re certain that it’s worth the wait. In what we’re dubbing our anniversary issue, you’ll get to see a subtle and moving painting by Blake Palmer paired with the poetry of Bryan Thomas Rice. new graffiti: Literature on the Streets Issue #9 should be available before the end of the week. Click on either picture to be redirected to our artist’s or poet’s websites respectively.
This Saturday, July 9th, from 1-9pm you can catch our editors at the new graffiti Publishing table during Salt Lake City Downtown Library’s Alternative Press Festival. Come say hi, pick up some free copies of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets, and just hang out in general.
Here is the blurb off of the festival’s facebook page:
“On July 9, 2011, the Downtown Library will be hosting its third annual Alternative Press Festival. Featuring local zinesters such as Kayla Porter, Emily Moroz, John Andrews, Birdbrain Press and so much more! Also including local musicians VCR5, 6335, Birthquake, Virgin Sophia and Bramble. We’ll have on-site screen printing from Copper Palate Press and Erin and Nick Potter of Potter Press will have some fantastic local artwork. Swinj’s Trent Call and Spencer Charles of Calamity Industries will also be there. The University of Utah’s Bookarts Program will have some of their talented students’ work on hand. Not to mention exciting workshops, panel discussions, mini-comics, theater and so much more!”
new graffiti: Literature on the Streets‘ first national call for submissions is over. We are grateful for the number of outstanding submissions we have received over the past couple of months. Deciding whom to feature in new graffiti was very difficult, but we are pleased to say that we now have a fantastic summer/fall lineup. To start things off, we’re excited to announce that new graffiti: Literature on the Streets #8 will feature the work of Jessie Carty–an amazing writer/editor from North Carolina–and a lovely painting by Michelle Montrose Larsen. Issue #8 will be on the web and on the streets by the end of the month.
Is it possible to be walking down a city street and suddenly find yourself in the middle of a forest? We hope so. As the 7th issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets makes its way up around town, we hope it will provide a moment of pause and reflection that can be hard to find in modern life. So, rest, put your feet up, and enjoy the incredible work of Russ Beck, and Elise Beck Brundage.
This month new graffiti Publishing is bringing a little bit of nature to the streets. new graffiti: Literature on the Streets #7 will feature a lovely woodcut by Elise Beck Brundage and our first ever piece of creative nonfiction, a beautifully crafted essay by Russ Beck. We’re excited about this issue of new graffiti and hope to have it ready for you to enjoy by the end of the month.
Every year City Weekly names their “Best of” awards for various categories across the state. From the best Indian food to the best skiing they identify the things that help make Utah great. We, here at new graffiti Publishing, are thrilled to find ourselves amongst City Weekly’s selections. After nine months of hard work, new graffiti: Literature on the Streets has been dubbed “Best Word on the Street.” With your help we hope to only get better. We’ll keep finding some of the best writing and art, now from across the nation, and you keep downloading past and present issues to help us get out on the streets.
We want to give a big shout out and thanks to City Weekly for the recognition.
A little over a month ago, Gavin Sheehan, a City Weekly blogger, did a piece on new graffiti: Literature on the Streets. It was a great write-up and interview, and I’ve been meaning to post a link to it here on our website. So, if you’ve ever wanted to know a little bit more about new graffiti or the people who make it happen, click on the image to check out the feature. Special thanks to Gavin Sheehan for writing up such a great piece.
Sorry for the late notice on this one, but if you’re in the Salt Lake City area tomorrow be sure to stop by The Gateway Mall and check out the Trevin Prince Art Exhibition. Trevin was the artist for the debut issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets. Paired with DeAnn Emett, he helped get new graffiti off to a great start and we’d love to see his exhibition do well.
What can you expect in new graffiti: Literature on the Streets issue 6? How about the poetry of Jesse Parent (who just took 2nd place at the Individual World Poetry Slam) paired with a fantastic painting by Adrienne Petersen Taeoalii. While you can click on either of their pictures to get a preview of their work (Adrienne’s takes you to her website, Jesse’s takes you to a video of him performing) you can also catch both of these talented artists at Submerged in Art. A charity event to raise money for The Road Home homeless shelter, Submerged in Art will be held on March 4th at 6pm above “The Tap Room” 2275 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Once you’ve been published in an issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets, we like to think of you as family. As such, we like to help get the word out about the new accomplishments and goings on of our family.
Chadd VanZanten, whose short story “Decidedly So” appeared in new graffiti Issue #4, will be the feature reader at Helicon West on February 10th. So, if you’re in the Logan area, be sure and catch Chadd’s show. Helicon West is held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at True Aggie Cafe, 117 N. Main Street, Logan, Utah.
Click on Chadd’s picture to download the flyer.
One of the goals that we have for each issue of new graffiti: Literature on the Streets is to combine art and writing in a way that tells a unique story. I don’t think we’ve ever done as good a job of that as you’re going to see in Issue 5. In this issue you’ll get to see the poetry of Russ Winn play with the photography of Cat Palmer. Issue 5 will be on the street and the web by the end of the month; however, if you want a preview of Cat Palmer’s work you can click on her photo to the left to be redirected to her website. Also, you can check out (and vote) for Cat’s photo in the Cycle & Style photo contest at http://cycleandstyle.com/2011/01/time-to-vote-in-the-cycle-and-style-photo-contest/
Change to Submission Guidelines
Previously new graffiti has been open for submissions for two weeks out of every month; this is changing. We will now be accepting submissions twice a year (April 1-20 and Oct 1-20). If you’ve already submitted something, don’t worry, your submission will still be accepted for consideration.
new graffiti is pleased to announce that December’s issue will be our first fiction issue. The December (Issue 4) new graffiti will feature a delightfully twisted short story by Chadd VanZanten and the art work of the amazing Dave Borba. Dave and Chadd are fantastic at what they do, and we’re excited to help get their work out and about.
And, just to whet your appetite: We’ve got Russ Winn and Cat Palmer coming up in Issue 5. If you need to take a second to slow your breathing back down, don’t worry, it’s a natural reaction to incredible art.
New Website URL
The URL for the new graffiti website is now www.newgraffitipublishing.com. The old URL will still work, but it will redirect you to our new, easier to remember, more professional sounding URL.
In addition to the URL change, we have now added a downloadable page to the website. Here you will find downloadable PDFs of each version of each issue of new graffiti. Our hope is that this will make it easier for people to help get new graffiti out on the street. For example, let’s say it’s a Wednesday night and you don’t have anything to do—how about printing off a couple issues of new graffiti and tacking them up around town? If you distribute one in a particularly creative way (folded into a paper airplane, taped to the butt of a statue, stuck to your shirt for a day), take a picture of it, and we’ll put your picture on the new graffiti home page.
Finally, we’ve got one big, big, triple big announcement about new graffiti Publishing. In addition to continuing to publish new graffiti broadsides, new graffiti Publishing will soon undertake publishing its first full book. We’re not yet sure how we will be selecting the writer (maybe a contest, maybe an open submission period, maybe we’ll just grab someone and say: Hey! You! We like your stuff, want to get a book published?). We’re still working out the details, and more information will be coming in the future, so keep your ears and eyes open.
I’m pleased to announce that the debut issue of new graffiti will feature poetry by Salt Lake City slam poet DeAnn Emett and artwork by Logan based artist Trevin Prince. new graffiti issue 1 should hit the presses (and be posted online) Friday July 30th.
While the first issue of new graffiti hasn’t come out yet, (actually the submission period doesn’t even open for another two weeks) there is exciting news about issue 2.5 which will be published at the end of August. Issue 2 will be new graffiti’s first Guest Writer/Artist feature and two exciting individuals are on board. Poet, Star Coulbrooke, and Photographer, Cameron Card, are contributing work for what looks to be a powerful issue of new graffiti.