John Peck in Oakland reports:
Beeswax Magazine is an annual literary journal published in Oakland, California, that features prose, poetry, visual art, and comics from new and established contributors. The editors (myself and my wife, Laureen Mahler) come from an eclectic background of printmaking, music, and writing, and the foremost goal in producing the journal is to create a medium that approaches writing and art in a whole new way–a book structure that contextualizes the work within and becomes an art object of its own. Each issue of Beeswax is hand-crafted and unique, and each incorporates different book arts elements, from letterpress and typesetting to printed lino cuts and hand-sewn bindings. Check out this article about Volta Press and Beeswax Magazine, as well as this recent interview. And come see us tomorrow at the Oakland store where we’ll be hosting a reading and release party for the newest issue: a build-it-yourself book complete with letterpressed cover, interior signature, binding thread, and instructions.