About Outpost

Outpost Journal is an annual, non-profit print publication on innovative art, design and community action from cities (or cities within cities) that have been traditionally underexposed beyond their local contexts. Each lovingly produced issue of Outpost focuses on illuminating a hyper-local arts ecology via photography, design and creative additions (such as limited edition screen prints and special inserts) that vary by issue, as well as a guide to where to find the best art in town and where to eat and drink while you’re at it. In each issue, we’ll take you on a journey into the creative heart of a place, exposing the various ways in which unique local communities arise through creative collaboration and production. Where you live shouldn't have to determine whether your work is relevant to an (inter)-national audience. Via features like Secretly Famous, engagements with tourist attractions, historical explorations, mapping projects, and deep dives into artist collectives and
organizations, Outpost plans to do its part to expose less widely known creative culture.

Selected Outpost Mentions

"Although the focus is hyper-local, we believe the appeal is unquestionably universal." 
— Kickstarter
“We love New York, London and Paris as much as the next big city slicker, but the 20th time you read an article about a new bakery on Ludlow Street, it can start to feel like the smaller cities are being overlooked.... Outpost Journal hopes to right this wrong.... They don't cover everything you'd expect but instead dig up great local stories you'd never imagine.”
— Smith Journal, Austrailian Men's Magazine 
"It's a maximalist, more-is-more approach that's refreshing when compared with the slew of pared-down titles on the market....It all gives the impression of a journal bursting with content and ideas, conferring the same energy on the under-rated cities Outpost Journal explores"
The British Journal of Photography, Selected Outpost as one of four "Best New Magazines" in 2012 
“It’s a cracking idea... each issue focuses on the community-based creativity taking place in an otherwise-overlooked city in the USA. There is, it turns out, life beyond Brooklyn and San Francisco.”
— Magtastic Blogsplosion


Outpost Store

Issue #1 (Pittsburgh), Issue #2 (Baltimore), Issue #3 (KCMO), Issue #4 (PVD), totes, beer kozies and screen prints.

Where to Buy Outpost

Outpost is also available for sale at the following locations (click below to scroll through):

Outpost Donations

Outpost is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are in need of support for operational expenses, printing costs and to help fund unique site-specific installations for each issue. To make a tax-deductible donation, please make out a check to Outpost Journal and send via post, or donate online via the Paypal button below.

Outpost City Poll

What city should be the focus of the next Outpost?