Tropic Editions is an artist-run 501(c)(3) non-profit publishing imprint that produces artists' books imbued with a sense of place. Launched in 2018, we are based out of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
Our publishing program supports artist-driven projects that forge connections between otherwise disparate locales and identities, with a curatorial emphasis on experimentation, social critique, and collaboration. We want to draw Hawaiʻi into an existing global discourse on tropicality, post-colonialism, and creative production in the tropics.
Our namesake project is Tropic Zine, an annual publication and organizing platform engaging with the tropical diaspora.