Do you consider yourself to be a cultured and intelligent person, but still, The New Yorker makes you feel like a dumb philistine? Welcome to BLOUNT FORCE, where image and language, oddity and irreverence converge. BLOUNT FORCE is printed just about maybe quarterly, and is distributed through NC’s notorious, artist run, non-profit exhibition space, LUMP. Each issue takes a theme and runs with it (sometimes spastically) in all directions. BLOUNT FORCE is a paper magazine - an object, to be touched, crumpled, torn and otherwise degraded. So, you won’t find much on this website except for a plea to fill your shopping cart with the current and upcoming issues, plus a teasing sample of writing and imagery.
We do indeed take submissions, so if you have original images or writing that you think honors the spirit of the magazine, follow the breadcrumbs to the submission link.
If you’re a business and you’re crazy enough to advertise in BLOUNT FORCE, please contact the editor via the contact link.
BLOUNT FORCE can be purchased at LUMP Gallery in Raleigh NC, or
here, through the web store. We do not yet offer subscriptions, but you can sign up for the mailing list and we'll let you know when the next issue is available.
ISSUE #1, THE ASSHOLE ISSUE, IS AVAILABLE NOW.