Our sixth print issue is printed, stitched, embossed, enveloped, and ready to roll out! As you may have heard, this issue features articles about... —the story behind Tacoma's stencil boy —a piece on the high number of homicides that happened here in 2019 —a look at what the hell is up with the city of Takoma (not a typo) —useless yet entertaining facts about our City of Destiny —and more Plus, each Hard Copy 6 magazine comes with an 11x17 digital print of a day-to-night photograph by Marvin Freeman!   Need more than one of our Hard Copy issues? Use coupon code SAVE5 to save $5 on your purchase of multiple copies. Questions? Email editor@gritcitymag.com before ordering. Read More
Our fifth print issue is ready to find a cozy spot in your office's waiting room and/or on your coffee table. Inside is all the goodness you've come to expect from a Grit City Magazine print issue, including articles about... —zombies taking over the city —human trafficking in Tacoma —the largest spiral staircase in Tacoma is hidden in a forest —the Tacoma Women of Color Collective —that enormous Tacoma Screw flag Plus, each Hard Copy 5 magazine comes with an 11x17 digital print of artwork by Joseph Brooks!   Email editor@gritcitymag.com with questions. Read More
So you’ve tried your hand at the real estate game but you still can’t figure out how to buy the entire city of Tacoma. You’ve been passed up year after year for the “Key to the City” award. You want Tacoma to be all yours but you just can’t make it happen. Well worry not, friend. We’ve got you covered. With this 3x3-foot print of Tacoma hanging on your wall, you can now proudly proclaim to all your roommates and visitors, “Look at my Tacoma! It’s ALL MINE!” Other clever ideas for your map: — Trace the roads with a highlighter to track your “Drive on every road in Tacoma” New Year’s resolution. — Throw darts at it and make friends with whoever lives in the house you land on. — Use it to give convoluted directions with a laser pointer. FYI, frame not included.   Questions? Email editor@gritcitymag.com before ordering. Read More


Our first Hard Copy magazine was printed with a limited number of 253 copies and it sold out before it even went to print. It's been a year since then and a lot of you have been FOMOing pretty hard. We decided to do a modified reprint on the anniversary for all you poor suckers who missed out on the first round. What will be the same:
  • - All the original stories
  • - All the low-brow jokes in the back
  • - The original Giant Pacific Octopus poster by Dakota Harr
  What will be different:
  • - A couple typos that we missed the first time around
  • - A "Bootleg Edition" addition to the front cover
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Tacoma places to see, Tacoma people to meet, Tacoma stories to tell issue 4. All new stories about all the Tacoma things you love, including MSM! Don’t forget that each of our magazines comes with a separate 11×17 poster of Tacoma-themed art by a Tacoma-based artist. Hard copy 4 comes with this custom design by @rickylovespainting. Ships within 1-2 business days. Email editor@grictymag.com with questions. Ready for an ongoing subscription of our quarterly publication? Check here. Read More
Stay off our lawn. Matte finish vinyl stickers. Approximately 2" x 5". Please allow 2-3 business days for fulfillment. Shipping cost included. Read More


$23.00 every 3 months

Here's the ongoing Grit City Magazine subscription you've been looking for! Our latest issue sent to you every three months, no giant upfront payment required. Pop this item in your cart, follow the checkout process, and we'll bill you once a quarter from here on out. Issues are released in late March, June, September, and December every year. Order on or before January 31, 2020 and the first issue you will receive is Hard Copy 6. Looking for a different number? Check here. (Please note that regardless of your order date future subscription billing dates will be September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1.) Sick of cool Tacoma stories and posters by local artists showing up at your door? No problem. Just log back into this shop and navigate to your dashboard. You'll find the option to cancel there. [gallery type="rectangular" size="full" ids="106998,107001,106999,107000,106451,107002,107004"] People have some pretty nice things to say about our oversized 11x14 magazines. Some have even gone as far as to say they're more like a book or piece of art. That's probably because they're ad-free, are full of high quality photography and illustrations, and we stitch and emboss them ourselves. Then we give each one a hug and tuck it into its own stamped envelope. Each magazine also comes with an 11x17 Tacoma-themed poster made by a Tacoma artist. Got a question? Shoot it over to editor@gritcitymag.com and we'll help you out. Thanks so much for subscribing! Your ongoing support is helps us be able to continue telling the City of Destiny's stories. Read More
Not a big fan of mail theft? Impatient AF? Here's how to get a Grit City Magazine Hard Copy right now. 1. Go to Honey Coffee + Kitchen at Alma Mater. 2. Pull this item up on your phone, tablet, laptop, or other such comparable device. 3. Add this item to your cart and checkout. See how there's no shipping fee? Yay! 4. Stroll on over to the Honey checkout counter. Show them your purchase receipt. Consider grabbing a coffee or a beer. (The pastries are particularly tasty.) 5. Get excited as the Honey staff unlocks the display cabinet and pulls out the giant, stamped Grit City Magazine envelope that is now officially yours!   A short FAQ to clear anything else up... When is Honey open? Monday - Wednesday 7am-4pm Thursday and Friday 7am-10pm Saturday 8am-10pm Sunday 9am-4pm Where are they located? 1322 South Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma I'm not at Honey. Can I purchase now and pick it up later? Nope. Sorry. All purchases must be picked up immediately. What issues are in stock? Hard Copy 6 (pictured above) is the only issue that is currently available. I have more questions. Alrighty. Shoot them to editor@gritcitymag.com and we'll help you out. Read More
Though it’s no longer cruising around Proctor or parked on North 30th, the Crawlrus holds a place in many of our hearts. With the creator’s blessing, we bring you a sticker tribute to this adorable LED beast. - Size: 2.75″ x 4″ - Illustrator: Nina Hartman - Printer: 253 Custom Tees - Pairs well with the Murray Morgan Bridge sticker and a Hard Copy 4. Just saying. Please allow 2-3 business days for fulfillment. Shipping cost included. Read More
Ready to show off your love of Tacoma? This poster, which was custom made by artist Dakota Harr for Grit City Magazine, is now available! All posters are printed locally in the Stadium District on heavyweight 11x17 paper. Posters will be mailed out in our rigid 13x18 envelopes within 2-3 business days. Free shipping! Question? Email editor@gritcitymag.com and we'll help you out. Read More
Hard Copy 3 is back in stock! This is the issue with stories about working in a tower crane, graffiti in Tacoma, cold water swimming, and more—plus it comes with a pair of 3D glasses for some ultra special mind-blowing content. Also included with each issue is this 11x17 poster, which was created by Taylor Rushing. Got a question? Please email editor@gritcitymag.com before placing an order. Read More
Call it Tacoma if you’re being proper, or spin it as the “City of Destiny” — but those of us deep in the trenches know full well we’re living in Grit City — and we’re proud of it. This 5″ x 2.4″ is made of Matte Laminated White Polypropylene which means its UV rated for outdoor use. Please allow 2-3 business days for fulfillment. Shipping cost included. Read More