Yo-NEWYORK! is an open submission collaborative project between visual artists, writers and poets that results in a unique, handmade artist book assembled in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, serving as a time capsule of the city right now, from artists you might not have ever heard of or seen before.
What Makes this Zine Different from All Others? Each contributing artist or writer gets one piece of paper to fill however they’d like. To make the zine, we stack all these pages together and fold them over, this automatically takes half of the artist’s page and pairs it up with another half of another person’s page. The result is a surreal flow featuring multiple views of the city at this moment in time. From this process, we’ve had amazing visual conversations between brilliant writers and artists working right now in NYC. (See photo above)
Why Do We Need Funding?
Like any special product, it costs a little more than usual to produce, and this is where you come in. Pledge your backing now and claim your edition of the next Yo NEW YORK. the arts scene is alive and well in the greatest city in the world, be a part of history, support the creative community, and think about sharing this unique time capsule for years to come.
What Will We Use the Funds for?
- Keep Artist Submissions Free
- Keep the For Sale Price Down
- Promotions/Advertisements to Spread the Word
- Affiliated Programs like Book Fairs, Launch Parties or Talks
Risks and challenges
I have done this for two years now and the only challenges that arise involve funding, which prompted me to use Kickstarter.
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