The Art Street Journal Vol.2 Issue 2 Launch Party Tonight

Our own lovely, Elisa Carmichael, is hosting the launch of the latest issue of The Art Street Journal tonight at Carmichael Gallery. Featuring interviews with Mark Jenkins, Rae McGrath, Angelo Milano, Martyn Reed, Jacob Samuel, Marc and Sara Schiller, Stefan Simchowitz and Sonja Teri, this is definitely an issue not to miss. Plus, as always, it’s free, so no excuses guys.

If you are in LA tonight, stop by the gallery in Culver City from 6-8pm to pick up your free copy and have a drink or two. Oh, and be nice to the lovely Elisa who has been feeling under the weather for days.

Carmichael Gallery
5795 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

New Issue of The Art Street Journal Out!

Seth and I just printed the newest edition of The Art Street Journal! It’s our longest issue yet and with the move to better paper stock and four color pages inside, it’s a big step toward where we’re hoping to take things in the future.

A lot of really great people helped out with this issue, including Vandalog’s Aaron and Steph! I’ve included previews of their pages (well, one of Aaron’s, at least – his article has the double page spread in the middle of the journal).

Steph's article on Viva La Revolucion at MCASD
Half of Aaron's interview with Boogie

One thing I’m particularly happy about is that our Unurth page has now doubled in size to a two page spread. It’s still not enough to fit all the great images Sebastian finds, but I packed in as much as I could this time around. Sebastian also did a great interview with Escif about the differences between his indoor and outdoor work. You can read an older conversation between these two here to get some context to it.

Other street artist-related articles in this issue include those on EuroTrash with Conor Harrington, Vhils, JR and Antony Micallef in LA, Herbert Baglione in Barcelona, Dan Witz in New York (although the article is actually on his last show of oil paintings), 108 in Grottaglie, Basquiat in Basel, Nina Pandolfo in Sao Paulo, M-City in LA and Ericailcane in Ancona.

Street Art New York, Dan Witz: In Plain View and Poster Boy: The War of Art all feature on the bookshelf page. I recommend you buy all three if you can and haven’t yet. I’m a bit biased, I guess, because all the authors are friends of mine, but I genuinely think they are great books and I know everyone involved worked really hard to get them out there.

If you’re not getting tasj in the mail yet and would like to, you can sign up at It’s free, no matter where in the world you live.

If you’re in LA, we are having a release party for this new issue here at Carmichael Gallery on Saturday, August 7th. Come by for a drink, pick up a copy, see our Boogie/M-City shows (it’s the last day they’ll be up!), then head out to the other openings in Culver City – there are some fun things going on that night. Hope to see you there and spread the word if you can! Thanks!

– Elisa

Vote for The Art Street Journal to win some cash

The next issue of The Art Street Journal, Elisa Carmichael’s free art newspaper, is on it’s way to thousands of people around the world. You can sign up to get your own copy mailed to your home on TASJ’s website. Issue 7 features everything you see on the cover plus much more including Roa and Stormie Mills.

Those who already read TASJ know what a great project it is, but just because the journal is free to subscribers doesn’t mean it’s free to write, print and post… That’s why TASJ is asking for your help in winning a $50,000 grant from Pepsi. All you have to do is vote.

Here’s some more info:

The Art Street Journal (tasj) is a monthly art publication focused on talented, young, emerging artists who are gaining momentum in galleries, participating in public events and completing personal projects of note. Our goal is to support and publicize their endeavors to as many people as possible. We do this by attending and covering shows, events, art fairs, auctions, interviewing artists and collectives, and reviewing publications and films for those who want to gain further knowledge. tasj is different from other art publications because it is free. People can sign up for a free annual subscription. We mail copies to anyone anywhere in the world. We also do not compromise our content by accepting money from galleries or artists to place them in the paper. The art people read about is the art we believe is important and makes a difference. Deliverables: 20,000 copies of a 20 page full color art journal every month delivered around the world for the next six months.

How will the 50K be Used?

$18,000 – Printing 20,000 copies of 20 page full-color tabloid-style newspaper
$30,000 – Monthly distribution and postage for 20,000 copies
$2000 – Miscellaneous office expenses and production costs

So if you think that sound like a good project (I do), just vote for it online. It only takes a few seconds.

The Art Street Journal Issue 6 – January

The first issue of The Art Street Journal 2010 is out! Inside, amongst other things, you’ll find reviews on some of the best shows from December (like Grifters at Lazarides) and previews of some of the ones we’re most excited about in January (like A Cry For Help at Thinkspace). There are a lot of interviews in this issue, too – Martha Cooper, Mark Jenkins (who’s showing here at Carmichael Gallery with Aakash Nihalani in January) Stephan Doitschinoff and Zezao.

This month’s Unurth page is very cool (I love that this page enables us to fit so many different artists into the paper – it really is hard to include everything you want to cover in sixteen pages and Sebastian does a fantastic job of highlighting the best on the street), plus we’ve finally started the tasj bookshelf page. Each month, this page will feature a selection of the best publications out there (RJ’s The Thousands: Painting Outside, Breaking In makes it in first time, of course, as does Issue 10 of Very Nearly Almost).

As always, tasj is free and we’ll deliver it anywhere in the world. You can get it here.

– Elisa

The Art Street Journal Issue 5 – Miami 2009

tasj vWe picked the December issue of The Art Street Journal up from the printers last night and have spent the day sending it out around the world! This is a fun issue – it has a guide to what’s going on in Miami next month (all the fairs, Primary Flight, Graffiti Gone Global, etc – and as RJ mentioned, the whole Vandalog team is going to be there so make sure to come hang out with us if you will be, too!), plus interviews with Kelsey Brookes and Ethos (more on his upcoming show soon), features on osgemeos’ amazing show at FAAP and Barry McGee and Phil Frost at Prism, another great page curated by Vandalog’s close friend Sebastian from Unurth, and a lot more.

If you’d like a free copy of the paper to arrive on your doorstep every month, sign up here!

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