Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Brutalitarian Article

Hi folks!

A brand-new piece went into The Brutalitarian today-- Adam Rothstein's essay, "Walter Benjamin's Blog". It is a fifteen-page exegesis of the new face of literature in the age of digital reproduction, taking humorous liberties with the time-worn traditions of philosophical writing, as well as the character of Walter Benjamin himself.

It is up on the Brutalitarian page, in pdf, odf, and of course, html.

Also the pervious essay, "A Bit of Thought-Work on Intellectual Property" has been uploaded in odf format.

Check it out!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Scab Suite Now in PDF!

The pdf version of "Scab Suite", a novella by Adam Rothstein, in available via the Projects page.

Here is the direct link:

It is free to download and print, under CC license, of course.

Tell your friends!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The end of an era...

As of today, is no longer the home source for news about Brute Press.

That is because we are pleased to announce the live launch of:


Besides a really awesome tiled background, new features and work that you can find on the brand new site includes:

- Projects page, with info, previews, photos, and purchase info for all of our current productions

- The BRAND NEW LAUNCH OF: Brute Press Live, a free web publishing arena that seeks to give you media in as many forms as possible. We kick off the launch with a short story, "Growth Industry", currently available in pdf and html.

- The BRAND NEW LAUNCH OF: The Brutalitarian, Brute Press' own theory center. Not to discount the opening pronouncement by the most-esteemed Europe A. Obelisk, the Brute Press editors also get the ball rolling with a piece on Intellectual Property, an issue pertaining to small independent publishers and media consumers everywhere. It may hold special interest because it is fundamentally related to the founding philosophies of Brute Press.

- The official release of the paperback edition of Scab Suite, now available for order.

- A brand-spanking new Contact page!!!

- and other witty web-authorship and repartee

-the hint of possible hidden goodies

But never fear! Although the new site will be the dominant HQ, we will still be using the blog for news updates and announcements. Eventually we will move all that to the site, but for now we are having trouble figuring out how to negotiate the RSS feeds. Don't worry, you'll figure it out.

Until then, explore the new site, get involved, and definitely drop email to with your ideas, comments, and passionate insults.

See you at!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Brute Press???

If, for some reason, you still follow this blog, you are probably wondering,

"Hey! What's the deal with Brute Press anyway? Is it a one-issue 'zine? Does it even exist anymore? Why am I reading a blog that hasn't been updated in over a year?"

Those are all questions. But here is a better question:

"What sort of wedding present would Brute Press really like?"

That's right. Because Brute Press moved to the other coast, got married, and got a real job (kinda). Or, it wasn't so much that Brute Press did all those things, but it's managing editor/only partner/inspirational mascot did.

But Brute Press is still here.




New projects?


Two, count 'em, TWO projects coming up in short order.


Scab Suite, a novella by Adam Rothstein. An ongoing release, quantity to be determined. Hopefully for sale soon via select retailers in the Portland, Oregon area. It is hand-bound using a adaptation of perfect-binding, hilariously called less-than-perfect-binding. It is 104 high-quality, acid-free pages long. Cover price: $6.

There will be a limited edition of 20 copies with hand-made art covers done by Rosalynn Ford. Each one of these will cost $9, and is suitable for display. Also suitable for reading.

Pictures, and maybe information about online ordering coming soon! In the meantime, ole email if you want one and we'll work it out.


The Master's Book of Soups, an annotated recipe book bringing you new recipes from a by-gone era of cooking. Date available TBA. If you like soup, but are bored of the old chicken noodle, this book will inflate your soup, stock, consomme, stew, potage, and boullion vocabulary by 1,000-fold. Literally! 1,000 recipes, plus editorials. This nasty bit of awesomeness will be further announced when details are available. Expect sometime 1Q 2009.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Visual Examples

So I had meant to upload some images of the ol' "A", but had forgotten. Now here they are! See how pretty? Don't you want?

A literal plateau of ideas.

This is what David Lineal's piece "actually" looks like.

Thumb says "A" is good!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Check it out: "B"

Welcome to Brute Press "B"!

While it is not a new journal edition, you better believe Brute Press B is carrying over the intermission!

Brute Press B is a set of six collectible "business poems", printed on high-quality card-stock and sized for your palm, billfold, hat brim, clutch, sock band, fob pocket, or PDA case.

Each poem deals, although perhaps abstractly, with an element of the printing process here at Brute Press, and therefore both the material poem side and the ideal branding side of the card represent Brute Press both as a business and a creative project.

All poems written by Adam Rothstein.

The set of six cards is priced to own, at 1o cents each or one dollar for the whole set of six.

Look for us on foot in Union Square, Washington Square, and numerous other hip NYC locales and get your own today!

Due to the small size and extremely low cost of the cards, we are unable to offer them for mail order at this time. However, Brute Press "A" is still available, and all orders of "A" will come with one "B" card free! An additional dollar with your order of "A" (still just two bucks!) will include the six cards as well.

Brute Press

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

File under "Press" press...

"I didn't understand Jon Isaac's story at all. I couldn't even tell what the subject was. Were Joe and Jane people or fish or what? Every other word was one I had never seen before; made it kind of hard to follow."

--My Mom, on Brute Press "A".

If that isn't a hell of a testimonial, I don't know what is! Buy a copy today!