Nuart Journal 1 (Vol.1 No.1), 2018
In September 2018, our long time collaborators Nuart Festival launched the Nuart Journal, after first testing the concept as part of the 2017 festival programme.
The Nuart Journal ties in with the pre-existing series of academic symposia Nuart Plus, and is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed academic journal publishing provocative and critical writings on a range of topics relating to street art practice and urban art cultures. As a first issue, Volume 1 (2018) was a test subject for a journal which will be continually evolving both in terms of design and content. Published in a magazine-sized format with a soft cover and bound by block stapling, it aims to subvert the typical journal format, continuously referring back to Nuart’s core references, the Punk and Situationist movements.
Nuart Journal is a forum for critical discourse and commentary on urban art, defined as broadly as possible to include all aspects of both independently sanctioned and unsanctioned art in public space that does not fall under the general rubric of traditional public art practice.
The bi-annual journal is a joint venture between our long term collaborator Martyn Reed of Nuart Festival, and Susan Hansen of Middlesex University, London, with its first issue out in 2018.
Having shaped the Nuart Journal since its inception, we continue to be in charge of design and layout, as well as having designed the custom typeface in use throughout.