Community Spotlight: Walidah Imarisha

Community Spotlight: Walidah Imarisha

Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar, and spoken word artist. She’s edited two fantastic anthologies: Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements and Another World is Possible. She’s also published a book of poems, Scars/Stars, and a nonfiction book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption. With […]
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AFTERMATH Excerpt: “The Mark”

AFTERMATH Excerpt: “The Mark”

INTRODUCTION This month, we bring you The Mark by Stacya Shepard Silverman, a personal essay about how a secret from the past can change your perception of someone close to you. This concludes our series of story excerpts from our book, AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief, set to publish later this month. If you’re local […]
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Contributor Profile: Alison McBain

Contributor Profile: Alison McBain

Alison McBain is an award-winning author with over sixty short stories and poems published in places such as Litro, FLAPPERHOUSE, The Gunpowder Review, and The Airgonaut. Her contribution to AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief is a poem titled “Assimilation.” It’s a piece that touches on the immigrant experience in a way that is so incredibly relevant right now. Alison will […]
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Contributor Profile: Stacya Shepard Silverman

Contributor Profile: Stacya Shepard Silverman

We’re mere weeks away from the launch of AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief and we’re excited to keep sharing the profiles of our contributors! Next up is Stacya Shepard Silverman, whose piece, “The Mark” is about the author’s coming to terms with her father’s double life. The official launch for the book is on April 26th […]
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Community Spotlight: Kevin McCloskey

Community Spotlight: Kevin McCloskey

Kevin McCloskey is an award-winning author and artist who creates wonderfully educational comics for children. He’s published three such books, We Dig Worms!, The Real Poop on Pigeons!, and Something’s Fishy. His latest book, Snails Are Just My Speed!, is set for publication in May 2018 and we couldn’t be more excited for it. McCloskey’s […]
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AFTERMATH Excerpt: “The Wounds We Wear”

AFTERMATH Excerpt: “The Wounds We Wear”

INTRODUCTION What if your grief was projected onto your body for all to see? This short story imagines a future where this is as commonplace as going to get a physical. This is the third of four excerpts from our book, AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief, coming in April 2018.  THE WOUNDS WE WEAR […]
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Contributor Profile: Joaquin Fernandez

Contributor Profile: Joaquin Fernandez

With AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief set to drop at the end of April, we wanted to feature some of our amazing contributors. First up is author Joaquin Fernandez with the story that started it all. His piece, “A Beginner’s Guide to Goodbye Sex,” was the one that led to the creation of this […]
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Community Spotlight: Hoda Katebi

Community Spotlight: Hoda Katebi

Hoda Katebi is a Chicago-based Muslim-Iranian abolitionist, photographer, author, community organizer, and radical fashion blogger. She runs the site JooJoo Azad, where she writes about fashion, politics, and the connection between them. She’s proven to be a fierce, outspoken voice on topics such as Western Orientalism, police brutality, and Iranian struggle. For people who have […]
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AFTERMATH Excerpt: “Savegames”

AFTERMATH Excerpt: “Savegames”

INTRODUCTION This month, we bring you an excerpt from Savegames by Andy Connor. This is the second of four excerpts from our book, AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief, coming in April 2018. The story is a personal essay about processing grief, and how video games offer an option that doesn’t exist in real life. SAVEGAMES by […]
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What’s a print ready file?

What’s a print ready file?

Have you ever wondered what we mean by “bleed” and “safety margins”? We’re here to help. This post will outline the basics of setting up a print ready file. A print ready file means that your document is set up so that all of your images print sharply and important information does not get cut […]
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Tramp Printers: Forgotten Trails of the Traveling Typographers

Tramp Printers: Forgotten Trails of the Traveling Typographers

  The Tramp Printers: Forgotten Trails of the Traveling Typographers by Charles Overbeck at Eberhardt Press takes a look at the rise and fall of tramp printers at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Tramp printers were the original freelancers, traversing the country and sometimes even the world looking for work. More often than not, […]
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Community Spotlight: Ron Wimberly

Community Spotlight: Ron Wimberly

Ronald Wimberly is an accomplished cartoonist with some impressive credits to his name. He’s designed graphic novels and other projects for DC/Vertigo Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Nike, and The New Yorker Magazine. His recent works include Prince of Cats, and Black History in its Own Words, both published by Image Comics, and more […]
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AFTERMATH Excerpt: “Dangerous”

AFTERMATH Excerpt: “Dangerous”

INTRODUCTION We are happy to present this excerpt from Dangerous by Kristina V. Ramos. This is the first of four excerpts from our book, AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief, coming in April 2018. The story follows a woman as she navigates a situation in which she has no power and no information, being shuffled from bus […]
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AFTERMATH is right around the corner.

AFTERMATH is right around the corner.

Well, we’ve successfully made it through the first week of 2018 with only a bomb cyclone to speak of, instead of the other kind of bomb that has people kind of nervous. You know what that means? New year, new book! The first title in our recently expanded publishing program, AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief, is […]
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Community Spotlight: Restore NYC

Community Spotlight: Restore NYC

Restore NYC is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy and counseling to foreign national survivors of sex trafficking with a holistic, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive approach. We print a lot of work for them ranging from simple event postcards and outreach mailers to bigger documents such as their annual report. We spoke to Creative Director […]
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Hand-set Thank You Cards

Hand-set Thank You Cards

We printed a new batch of Thank You cards using hand-set type, and thought you’d enjoy some photos of the process. Uncut Art Deco card. Tools of the trade. Nick choosing type. The individual pieces of type are set in a form before they’re locked up and placed on the press. Everything is backwards so […]
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Lit.Bar: The Only Independent Bookstore in the Bronx

Lit.Bar: The Only Independent Bookstore in the Bronx

We love our local bookstores, and are excited for the Bronx to have one of its own. The Bronx was left with a bookstore void when Barnes and Noble closed its doors in 2016. Luckily Bronx native Noelle Santos has been on a mission to open an independent bookstore that reflects her community. The Lit.Bar […]
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Community Spotlight: Bicycles Against Poverty

Community Spotlight: Bicycles Against Poverty

Bicycles Against Poverty is an organization that we’ve worked with for a long time, printing outreach material and business stationery. We spoke to Executive Director Molly Burke to talk about their mission of distributing bicycles to rural African communities. For those unfamiliar with you, give us a brief introduction to who you are and what […]
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New equipment, new processes!

New equipment, new processes!

New Processes Radix Media and Wasp Print have been operating from 522 Bergen Street since August 1st. It is our pleasure to offer you more printing processes from a single shop. These new services include die-cutting, foil stamping, embossing and duplexing. We’ve been hard at work getting acquainted with each other’s processes and workflows. This […]
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Day of the Dead and La Calavera Catrina

Day of the Dead and La Calavera Catrina

¡Feliz Dia de los Muertos! Happy Day of the Dead! The holiday may be called The Day of the Dead, but it’s really a celebration of life. It’s a day to remember the lives of loved ones who have passed away, as well as a recognition that death is a natural part of life. Day […]
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Support the Fight Against Fascism

Support the Fight Against Fascism

We are saddened and appalled at how emboldened neo-nazi groups have have become. The recent surge of white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville shows how important it is to push back against fascism. We would like to commemorate Heather Heyer, who lost her life in the violent clashes in Charlottesville this August. This poster was printed […]
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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The second Monday of October is usually reserved for remembering and celebrating the legacy of Christopher Columbus. However, we at Radix Media believe that following this tradition is a disgrace to the Indigenous Nations who were here prior to Columbus’ arrival. We printed this letterpress poster using hand set type in solidarity with Indigenous Communities […]
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Community Spotlight: Innosanto Nagara

Community Spotlight: Innosanto Nagara

Innosanto Nagara is one of our favorite illustrators. We first came across the posters that he designed along with the rest of Design Action Collective. His style is unmistakable and inspiring. Several years ago, he dove into the world of children’s book publishing and has been going strong ever since. With titles that include A […]
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Community Spotlight: VOCAL-NY

Community Spotlight: VOCAL-NY

Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) is a statewide grassroots membership organization building power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war, and mass incarceration, along with the organizations that serve them, to create healthy and just communities. They accomplish this through community organizing, leadership development, public education, direct services, participatory research, and […]
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Closing for Winter Break – 12/23/16 – 1/2/17.

Radix Media we’ll be closed on December 23, 2016 and will be closed through the winter holiday. We will reopen again on Monday, January 2, 2017 with regular business hours. During this time, emails will not be responded to, so please plan accordingly. For pickup on December 22, proofs must be approved by Tuesday, Monday, […]
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Introducing Goldie!

Introducing Goldie!

We bought our first letterpress, a 1910 New Style Golding Jobber No. 6, this summer and fondly named her Goldie. We were very lucky to find such a coveted press in such great condition right in Brooklyn! It seemed almost too good to be true. Golding’s are known in the letterpress community as expertly engineered platen […]
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Our new website is live!

Our new website is live!

Welcome to our new website! We’re happy to have you. This site re-design has been a long time in the making, and we’re so happy with how it came out. This site is being launched in tandem with our expansion into letterpress printing! For 5 years, we’ve offered high quality offset printing, and expanded into […]
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