A new literature. A previously unpublished issue. Unknown, yet super-talented writers. JYKUUU embodies how the tidy world of literary magazines is to be revolutionized. A three-dimensional foreword for what is still to come.
Linda K. Johnson / Editor-in-chief
We love literature. We enjoy design, as well as the geeky side of everything around. We love innovation, creation, and the Magazine. Backed by a multi-disciplinary team, made of designers, accomplished writers, web developers and translators, we committed ourselves together to the utopia of a free literary magazine.
Writers like Edgar Allan Poe or Alexander Pushkin showed able to reshape completely the language they had inherited. To us, they are key figures—great inspirers. Through writing creativity, shape and font innovation, through a multiplicity of stories, we have revisited the book. The magazine, tattling with a half-snobbish, half-academic English, still having the gall to pretend it’s about creativity? We took it and reassessed it on our own. Here we’re building on misspellings, on ample negotiations with the English language, on rule violations, all done heartily and signed by our artsy karma.
Literature and language have no reason to stay under the sway of cantankerous conformists. Blessed be the innocents in spirit, for the kingdom of the biggest and brightest things awaits them. Blessed be the outsiders, for they will inherit the secret and explosive wealth contained inside the words. Blessed be the utopians, the dreamers, those with an ideal—and the frantic lettré’s decadent madness. JYKUUU!
Embodying an idea is not something that happens overnight. It rather amounts to a long creative journey. Launched in 2018, JYKUUU is the result of two years of work, pursued through many meetings between no more than a dozen of individuals on places all over the Earth.
Providing you an unprecedented view of words and the literary is our first ambition. It is, no matter what could be said, an aim of tremendous scope. We want to reshape the written language and especially its codes when it is tucked into a review. Such is our obsession, our idée fixe.
Linda & John