A periodicals shop.
We're Benjamin and Janneane Blevins. And Huckleberry.
We talk about creative entrepreneurship with urban policy thought leader, Aaron Renn, on his podcast Urbanophile. Listen to the episode here.
PRINTtEXT was featured in Vogue's guide to Indianapolis alongside favorites Bluebeard, Thunderbird, Public Greens, Vintage 54, 100 Acres, Cultural Trail and more. Read the guide here.
One of our favorite art & fashion magazines—032c, the Berlin-based "manual for freedom, research and creativity"—includes a sublime feature in their most recent issue on PRINTtEXT, the Museum of Psychphonics, and the "bizarre, cosmic forces that permeate Indianapolis' cultural fabric."
The Wire features The Museum of Psychphonics, a project we collaborated on. We also published the first issue of our broadsheet zine, Didactic, for the museum's opening. Read more here.
"When you follow magazines as closely as we do, you come to mythologize certain shops around the world. Places that stock hard-to-find titles (Motto Berlin), places that often seem to be good springboards for lo-fi zines they stock become indie powerhouses (Artwords London), or just because they’re reliably cool (10 Corso Como in Milan). They’re almost always shops tucked into erstwhile neighborhoods in Berlin and Hamburg, East London, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo. But one in particular currently stands above any other we know of for its 1) insanely well-curated selection of titles, 2) beautiful, over-the-top product photography, and 3) the fact that it is in Indianapolis..." Interview with Need Supply.
"Anyone following PRINTtEXT will know the shop for its impeccably executed and personalised set-designs for the magazines that they stock. PRINTtEXT also hosts regular readings, discussions and other events in their salon-like space, and they often collaborate with various cultural organisations." Interview with MagCulture.
"With an eye for design and a love for engaging material, PRINTtEXT is helping transform the literary & art scene of the Midwest." Interview with Capricious.
"There's something about being based in Indianapolis. It's a fantastic place to test ideas and not go bankrupt and it is small enough you can affect change in it. You can't afford to do something like this in New York City. But in Indianapolis, you can." Interview with Nuvo.
"Say hello to Huckleberry as you browse the wide collection of print pieces from all over the world in art and architecture, interior design, fashion, culture, food, and news." Article via Visit Indy.
"Benjamin and Janneane Blevins have accrued more than 300 esoteric publications to sell in their newfangled newsstand... The couple’s knack for design explains why their shop feels like a minimalist-cool living room, with an inviting Erwin Lambeth couch, Tolix metal chairs, and colorful sheaves of magazines stacked on tables." Article via Indianapolis Monthly.
"As creatives, we love seeing our community through the eyes of creative people. A keen eye brings out the best of a beautiful environment." Blog Post via Redwall (now Miles Herndon).
"Print is dead. Or is it? ... Benjamin & Janneane plan to sell periodicals and also establish a community, with discussions among interesting people and maybe some film screenings... 'I’m very curious whether it’ll work,' said Benjamin." Article/interview with The Indianapolis Star.
"It is the nature of this unique retail spot that’s got me and other lovers of print, design, fashion and culture breathing just a bit faster... Benjamin sees PRINTtEXT becoming not just a source of hard to find publications, but also a connection hub for like-minded individuals." Blog Post via Pattern.