Be like the Bee. Mind your Beeswax.
WHAT IS BEESWAX?
Magazine is an independent journal of literature and art
based in Oakland, California. We have published eight issues
so far, all of which are available for purchase in our online store,
as well as in select Bay Area bookstores.
from an eclectic background of music, writing, printmaking
and visual art, and our foremost goal in Beeswax is to create
a medium that approaches writing and art in a new way, encouraging
experimentation, collaboration, and cross-genre work.
printmaking/bookmaking elements play an integral role in
each issue of Beeswax. Issue 1 has a 3-color letterpressed
cover; Issue 2 features a hand-sewn binding and letterpressed
cover; Issue 3 has a wraparound cover that turns into a
full-sized poster; Issue 4 has a 2-color letterpressed cover
and a screwpost block binding; Issue 5 has a linen-bound
cover letterpressed in two colors and a hand-sewn binding;
and Issue 6 is a build-it yourself book with all parts (and
instructions) included. Incorporating these handmade components
into each issue is integral to Beeswax, because while we're
all about the new directions in which writing and art are
going, we also celebrate the classic traditions of printmaking
and book arts.
If you're still
curious about us, or need any further info or press, please
get in touch - you can reach us at: editors(at)beeswaxmagazine(dot)com.