1. Krink Zine - Wall designs

    Published to accompany the release of the Krink Sprayer. The selected 16 drawings were made at the Krink Studio in Brooklyn, New York.

    First Edition 
    6.38 x 9.25 inches (16.5 x 23.6 cm) 
    32 pages with cover, black and white 
    Published by innen in Zurich, Switzerland. 

    All artwork and photos by Craig Costello. 


    About innen
    innen is an independent publisher promoting Swiss and international contemporary artists, offering unconventional perspectives on art and contemporary trends. Founded by Aaron Fabian in 2006. innen has gradually gained prestige with its uniquely charming Zines and Books.

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  2. Alex Fakso: Crossing

    Alex Fakso has established himself as a street photographer and today is internationally known, both for commissioned work and also his solo exhibition, thanks to his untiring ability to experiment and always be a step ahead.

    • Hardcover: 72 pages
    • Language: English
    • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 3.8 x 30.5 cm

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  3. THIS IS LOS ANGELES

    After the success of LA Woman and LA Portraits , the famous West Coast street photographer Estevan Oriol releases This Is Los Angeles. From ‘homies’ to Hollywood, this definitive anthology depicts the city of Los Angeles in all its forms and captures 20 years of Oriol’s extraordinary career. The extensive portfolio charts the soul of Los Angeles, from portraits of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather and Lance Armstrong, to the counter-culture of the Latino world of tattoos and the dark reality of gangs. Captured in intriguing analogue b/w shots, these photographs offer an exclusive glimpse into LA ganglands normally hidden from the public eye. This Is Los Angeles is Estevan Oriol’s largest publication to date and showcases his most iconic images, as well as unseen work from his archive across over 200 pages.

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  4. Born to Run - NYC Subway Graffiti on the IND and BMT lines

    Despite playing canvas to a long list of talented writers, the IND (Independent) and BMT (Brooklyn Manhattan Transit) lines have been underrepresented in graffiti history. This is now rectified with a collection of high-quality images from the 1970s and 80s that capture works by heavyweights from the BMT like Lee, Mono, Iz The Wiz, Baby168, OE3, P13, and many others. From Coney Island to Queensboro Plaza and everywhere in between, these nostalgic images capture elevated subway scenes, stations, and subway yards and offer a glimpse through time at Brooklyn and Queens in the height of the NYC subway graffiti era. This truly amazing lineup also features early writers on the IND lines like Pistol, Piper, A’train, and IN, in addition to obscure names and throw-ups from these undocumented corridors. This is an ideal volume of subway art for graffiti artists, fans, historians, and students looking for rare photos on the letter lines.

    Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 203 color images | 208 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764356421 | Binding: hard cover

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  5. Museum of Street Art: East Village

    Welcome to the Museum of Street Art (MoSA). Not within these pages, but while walking the streets, there is a chance you have been here before. The MoSA concept is intuitive, but you might not have noticed it unless you were looking for it.

    A MoSA is a phenomenom that occurs when there is a high concentration of both art and local stakeholder support in a particular outdoor area. This combination creates living, breathing outdoor museums in our cities. Entry is free and daily exhibits are managed by the residents, landlords, local government, visitors, and mother nature. These stakeholders alter the exhibition every day with their competing opinions and priorities, which in turn creates one of the most dynamic and meritocratic museums in the world. MoSA explores this concept by photographing these museums in their entirety on one particular day, as a record and snapshot in time.

    MoSA locations can be found in dozens of cities around the world, but in this edition, we explore the East Village in New York City on June 23, 2017. The East Village has a long history of supporting the arts and showcases a variety of mediums by a host of local and global artists. Read on to see exactly how we captured the exhibit.

    All photographs were shot sequentially in 14 hours starting at 12 AM midnight on June 23, 2017. The area of interest covers 430 acres known as the East Village, located in Manhattan, New York. Its boundaries from West to East are from Bowery/4th Ave. to East River Park. Its boundaries North to South are from 14th St. to Houston St. The editor systematically canvassed this area by bicycle to capture each piece of art. "The Streets" began at Bowery and Houston and were traversed Northward in ascending order from Houston to 14th St. "The Avenues" began on Avenue D and Houston and were traversed Westward from Avenue D to Bowery/4th Ave.

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  6. Martha Coopers Hip Hop Files ; Photographs 1979-1984

    Martha Cooper has the reputation of beeing the first and foremost photographer of emering Hip Hop culture in New York City. Her book, HIP HOP FILES - Photographs 1979-1984, makes a significant part of her extensive and unique archive accessible for the first time. The book documents the beginning of the phenomenon, now known as Hip Hop. The publication of many of her photos in the early ´80s, disseminated the culture both at home and abroad.

    Along with the photos are quotes and statements from the people appearing in them. 

    The book celebrates its 10th birthday in 2014 and was published in three different languages: german, english and french.

    The book includes a thoughtful introduction by ZEPHYR as well as essays by CHARLIE AHEARN; PATTI ASTOR and POPMASTER FABEL, participants in the early Hip Hop scene.

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  7. Artivism

    Artivism, is becoming a common way of denouncing conflicts, of being a megaphone of the unfairness, demanding more public space or pushing political agendas; in short, to highlight what does not work well. Artivists use art as a weapon of public and social exigency charged with particular doses of shrewdness, inventiveness, imagination, sense of humour and, above all, social impact, either throughout impressive pieces or the most subtle and invisible actions. Navigating through the curiosity, emotion and concern of the new artivists; We walk the paths of a creativity committed to reflection, criticism and the eternal pursuit of social justice.

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  8. Street to Studio

    For fifty years, graffiti and street art have been challenging conventions and stimulating debate around our perceptions of what constitutes art. As the genre enters its sixth decade, this ground-breaking book presents a new interpretation of where street art and graffiti are situated today. Introducing the concept of 'Intermural Art' - art in between the walls - Rafael Schacter presents a genre at a key moment of transition. While many street and graffiti artists are still challenging the orthodoxies of the public sphere, an increasingly large group are reshaping the field by no longer furtively entering the institution, no longer slavishly reproducing exterior works inside, but instead attempting to merge out and in to create a form that articulates graffiti, street and contemporary-art influences. Through forty profiles of the leading proponents of this new approach from around the globe, Rafael Schacter presents a compelling analysis for 'Intermural Art' while also showcasing some of the boldest work being made currently.

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  9. Let Her Be Free: Icy and Sot: Stencil Artists from Iran

    LET HER BE FREE is the first collection of their art and covers nearly a decade of their career with more than 200 full colour pictures. Starting in 2006 the book offers a retrospective of their art in their early Iranian years and follows the brothers to New York City and depicts their work all over the world. With a special introduction by Jess X Chen and an afterword by Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington, founders of Brooklyn Street Art.

    "In the footsteps of Banksy, Icy and Sot have quickly earned their street credits. The brothers, have developed an international visual language to complete their path toward freedom in their own distinct way." -- HUGO KAAGMAN, Dutch Street Art Pioneer

    "It is great that the medium of stencil art has grown to be adopted by so many artists around the world. These guys have a great eye for placement in the streets and always have something important to say with their work." -- Adam Neate, UK-based Street Artist

    "These wise brothers call attention to a gaping gash in the side of humanity. Slowly stitching together torn fragments of human stories, Icy and Sot gives awareness to the flaws of our political systems and the way that impacts individual lives." -- Faith47, South African Street Artist.

    • Paperback: 240 pages
    • Publisher: Lebowski Publishers (June 1, 2016)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 9048828015
    • ISBN-13: 978-9048828012
    • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1 x 10.2 inches

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  10. JR & Art Spiegelman: The Ghosts of Ellis Island

    In August 2014 the French artist JR received an unprecedented invitation to work in the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, a building on the south side of the island that has been abandoned and closed to visitors since 1954. About ten percent of the millions of migrants who passed through Ellis Island, having been deemed not healthy enough to enter the United States, spent some time in the hospital. For Unframed―Ellis Island, documented in The Ghosts of Ellis Island, JR chose about 20 archival photographs of the hospital's patients and staff and wheat-pasted these images around the abandoned building, creating haunting scenes that bring the history of these rooms back to life: a family looking out at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, a small boy lying on an empty bed frame, patients staring out of the caged "psychopathic" ward. The work, which is accessible by guided tour, will remain up "until it decides to disappear." Along with images of JR's photographic interventions in the hospital, this publication includes new illustrations by legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who collaborated with JR on illustrated narratives about Ellis Island's immigrants.
    JR (born 1983) is best known for his monumental, wheat-pasted street portraiture projects. His ongoing project Unframed involves installing archival images and images from anonymous photographers in new contexts. JR has carried out Unframed projects in Marseille, São Paulo, Vevey, Atlanta, Baden Baden and Washington, DC. In 2014 he worked inside the theater of the NYC Ballet creating a 6,500-square-foot composite image of NYCB dancers depicted nearly life-size that, when seen from above, forms a giant eye. JR won the TED Prize for 2011.
    Art Spiegelman (born 1948) is an American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate based in New York City, best known for his graphic novel Maus (1991). His work as coeditor on the comics magazines Arcade and Raw has been influential, and he spent a decade as contributing artist for The New Yorkerwhere he made several high-profile and sometimes controversial covers.

    • Hardcover: 112 pages
    • Publisher: Damiani (May 26, 2015)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 8862083955
    • ISBN-13: 978-8862083959
    • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches

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  11. Graffiti Photographers: United

    Whereas most graffiti books are focused on the presentation of the pure graffiti, this book documents the process of the creation of graffiti on trains. Personal texts and atmospheric pictures give an authentic insight in the anonymous scene. The artist show the graffiti scene in different citites and countries from their personal perspectives. Contributors: Miserable face, Kevin Schulzbus, Phil America, Dpplhand, Riky Kiwy, Peter White, MJay.

    • Paperback: 144 pages
    • Publisher: Seltmann+Soehne; Bilingual edition (Nov. 15 2017)
    • Language: English, German
    • ISBN-10: 3946688233
    • ISBN-13: 978-3946688235
    • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 1.4 x 29.9 cm

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  12. If You're Reading This, There's Still Time.

    Morley is a Los Angeles-based street artist that specializes in bold, typographic posters which he wheat pastes within the urban landscape. Blending humor, hope and his unique perspective on life, Morley's aim is to act as a friendly voice amongst the cacophony of billboarded messages and corporate slogans. This voice was given a face when he began including an image of himself in each of his pieces, looking to create a more intimate relationship between the artist and the audience than many of his anonymous contemporaries could allow. In 2011, Morley's work caught the eye of Steve Lazarides whose Outsiders imprint began selling his work, describing it thusly: "His sympathetic statements give the tirelessly aspirational residents a welcome reminder of what's important in life: love, simple pleasures, making the world a slightly better place and not hating on yourself too much." Today, he continues to paste his work in any city that doesn't enforce their vandalism laws through caning. Also he made us promise to include the fact that he can hold his breath for over an hour, and that if anyone challenged him to a breath holding contest, they would totally lose - but he was probably lying about that.

    • Hardcover: 224 pages
    • Publisher: Cameron Books; First Edition edition (April 15, 2014)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1937359581
    • ISBN-13: 978-1937359584
    • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1 x 11.4 inches

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  13. Urban Art Legends

    Renowned graffiti artist KET looks at 38 of the most influential urban artists from around the world

    From being spray-painted onto walls and trains, to enjoying acclaim in galleries and museums, the graffiti movement has changed. Far from being viewed as mindless vandalism, graffiti, or urban street art, has become prized as a highly valued and socially relevant art form. Renowned graffiti artist KET selects 38 of the most influential and pioneering urban artists from around the world who have driven this transformation. Alongside selections of their artwork, KET explores their mediums, methods, and backgrounds, and why they've chosen to challenge classical ideas of art to convey messages about urban culture. From well-known names such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and Blek le Rat to superstars of the underground movement, these are artists who have moved far away from the cliched lettering and tags to develop individual styles that reflect and critique modern life. With photographs, biographies, and commentary by KET, this is the perfect companion for modern art fans who would like to learn more about their favorite street artists and discover new ones, and anyone wanting to learn more about this vibrant, exciting, and constantly evolving art form.

    • Hardcover: 128 pages
    • Publisher: Michael O'Mara (February 1, 2016)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1910552054
    • ISBN-13: 978-1910552056
    • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.8 inches

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  14. Urban intervention, street art and public space

    This book it has its direct origin on an international call for papers, issued by Pedro Costa and Paula Guerra, which aimed to give body to a publication on the thematic of creative milieus and cultural scenes in contemporary urban spaces. The organizers of that publication were surprised by the great quality and interest of the proposals for papers which were presented, even if many of them were not focused specifically and directly on the “creative milieus” and “urban scenes” approach they were looking for. Interestingly, many of the papers raised the issue of the relation between urban interventions (particularly street art approaches) and public space. That was so stimulating that the authors, drawing also upon previous work on that area, decided to give birth to another project, complementary to the edition of the original idea of book, which would be specifically focused on issues of urban interventions, street art and public space. For that, they joined Pedro Soares Neves, which have been working for years in the field of street art and urban interventions, is executive director of Urbancreativity international research topic on Graffiti, Street Art and Urban Creativity. The diversity of contributions put together in this book acknowledges the variety of debates and perspectives that mark contemporary discussions on the relation between art and public space, with particular reference to the case of graffiti and street art, which attracted most of the contributors that came from various disciplines and backgrounds.

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    • Paperback: 174 pages
    • Publisher: Pedro Soares Neves (February 1, 2017)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 9899771260
    • ISBN-13: 978-9899771260
    • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches
    • Hardcover: 392 pages
    • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 2 edition (Sept. 1 2009)
    • Language: English
    • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 3.8 x 24.1 cm

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  • Graffiti World Updated Edition: Street Art from Five Continents

    Graffiti World, now updated, is the most comprehensive and bestselling survey of graffiti art ever published. The original collection of more than 2,000 illustrations by over 150 artists around the world is joined by a new section devoted to work created in the five years since the book's first edition.
    Graffiti has long been a ubiquitous aspect of the urban landscape, since anonymous, largely unsung spray-can art first hit city walls in New York and Philadelphia in the late 1960s. As hip-hop culture spread from America, graffiti became a worldwide phenomenon, emerging in the 1980s as the symbolic artistic language of young people everywhere.
    Today's graffiti artists incorporate a variety of mediums, including stickers, stencils, oils, acrylics, and oil-based chalk, as well as an ever-expanding range of social commentary. This evolution in style and subject matter has guaranteed graffiti's long-lasting influence on art, graphic design, and style around the world.

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    • Hardcover: 392 pages
    • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 2 edition (Sept. 1 2009)
    • Language: English
    • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 3.8 x 24.1 cm

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  • Memories of Dismaland

    Memories of Dismaland is my extensive full color photo diary of the amazing temporary pop up theme park erected by Banksy and 58 other artists set up in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Prepared in secret under the guise of constructing a movie set for a Hollywood film company filming a crime thriller called “Grey Fox”, the pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido, was clearly a sinister twist on Disneyland, although Banksy denied any relationship to Disney and actually banned Disney associates from the park that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015, ran 36 days and closed permanently on 27 September 2015.

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  • Street Art: International

    On the walls of alleys and abandoned buildings, on chain link fences and trash cans, on utility and traffic signal boxes – this is global street art, as photographed by Lou Chamberlin. The images jump off the streets and into the pages of Lou's book, as her photographs document the walls making waves in cities from London to Berlin, Sydney to Lodz, Dublin to Rio, and Tokyo to New York.

    This is an important new sourcebook for street artists, revealing not just the latest, exciting art happening around the globe, but also the collaborations and communities supporting the movement.

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  • Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City

    It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us—the cities we live in—that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure.

    Plotting expeditions from London, Paris, Berlin, Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Bradley L. Garrett has evaded urban security in order to experience the city in ways beyond the boundaries of conventional life. He calls it ‘place hacking’: the recoding of closed, secret, hidden and forgotten urban space to make them realms of opportunity.

    Explore Everything is an account of the author’s escapades with the London Consolidation Crew, an urban exploration collective.

    The book is also a manifesto, combining philosophy, politics and adventure, on our rights to the city and how to understand the twenty-first century metropolis.

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  • Street Art From Around the World

    This book showcases the most exciting and entertaining examples of street art from around the world, giving the background of the artists who created it and exploring the humor or political messages conveyed by this cutting-edge form of self-expression

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  • Street Art: Famous Artists Talk About Their Vision

    Meet 20 of the most creative, original street artists from around the world—including Banksy. Art has moved from the museum into the streets, with visionary artists using their creativity to convert the spaces of everyday life and, often, to address social and political issues. Journalist Alessandra Mattanza interviews 20 of the most renowned figures in the street-art scene, from painters to sculptors to stencilists, who reveal their stories and their inspiration. The international roster includes: Aryz, from Barcelona, Spain, who creates elaborate murals on buildings and trucks; São Paulo graffiti artist Nunca (Francisco Rodrigues da Silva), who began painting at 12 years old; Shepard Fairey, renowned for his poster of President Obama; EVOL, from Berlin, who specializes in producing miniature buildings and installations; Fauxreel, whose photography-based work explores themes of homelessness; and Swoon, who combines art with social action through her nonprofit. Chris Versteeg, an expert in graphic design, provides a detailed historical introduction to this popular, omnipresent form of contemporary art.

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  • The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

    Painted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early 20th century; in the 1950s, spray-can graffiti associated with Latino gangs followed, notably the “cholo” graffiti of Los Angeles. Today, street art has traveled to nearly every corner of the globe, evolving into a highly complex and ornate art form. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is the definitive survey of international street art, focusing on the world’s most influential urban artists and artworks. Since the lives and works of urban artists are inextricably linked to specific streets and places, this beautifully illustrated volume features specially commissioned “city artworks” that provide an intimate understanding of these metropolitan landscapes. 
     
    Organized geographically by country and city, more than 100 of today’s most important street artists―including Espo in New York, Shepard Fairey in Los Angeles, Os Gêmeos in Brazil, and Anthony Lister in Australia―are profiled alongside key examples of their work. The evolution of street art and graffiti within each region is also chronicled, providing essential historical context. With contributions by the foremost authorities on street art and graffiti, this landmark publication provides a nuanced understanding of a widespread contemporary art practice. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffitiemphasizes urban art’s powerful commitment to a spontaneous creativity that is inherently connected to the architecture of the metropolis.

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  • Unsanctioned: The Art on New York Streets

    NYC has been and continues to be a beacon for artists, who both feed off and contribute to the City’s energy. This is Luna Park’s love letter to the City and the artists who continue to aspire and inspire.
    For the last ten years city librarian Katherine 'Luna Park' Lorimer has been cataloging the art to be found on NYC streets. She quickly learned that for those that pay attention, the street can provide as much of an arts education as a museum. Ever since the City banished graffiti from the subway trains, it's streets have developed into a vast playground for a complex culture, made up of distinct communities, each with their own hierarchies, values and sets of rules. This book is the culmination of a decade of obsessively keeping up with NYC graffiti and street art, a time period which saw a seismic shift in the public perception and acceptance of the artform. The public space within which artists operate is fluid and new boundaries are being pushed every day. The streets are teeming with a vast spectrum of (un)sanctioned art, running the gamut from quick, illegal handstyles to full-blown production murals.
    • Comprehensively documents 10 years in the explosion of creativity to be found on NY’s streets
    • Covers the best of street art, graffiti and intervention
    • Compiled by respected NY librarian and social documentarian Katherine 'Luna Park' Lorimer

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  • Metamorphosis - Tavar Zawacki (Above)

    The new monograph by the California born and Berlin-based visual artist Tavar Zawacki (aka ABOVE), and the first under his real name, Metamorphosis showcases the past three years of his creative output, from his seminal 2014 “Remix” exhibition in Detroit at Inner State Gallery to his latest and most ambitious show at Urban Spree Galerie in September 2017. One of the pioneers of the street art scene in Paris at the birth of the millennium, he took the world by storm with his iconic ABOVE arrow icon, painting in over 100 different cities spanning 50 countries across the globe. Metamorphosis chronicles the latest steps in his transformation as he focuses on his indoor studio practice, creating a new dialogue with his distinctly vibrant color palette and hard edged linework.

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  • Tokyo Graffiti (Book)

    Does street art exist in spotless Tokyo? Yes! But strict vandalism laws and conservative Japanese culture have suppressed the graffiti scene in Tokyo. This stunning survey by photographer and graffiti artist Lord K2 takes you into the Tokyo neighborhoods exhibiting a colorful array of urban art created on the fly and as low-key as possible. Here is a look at vibrant stickers, tags, highly elaborate murals by both local and international artists, and a gallery of work by the artist network Pow! Wow! Worldwide. The images are accompanied by well-researched commentary and a history of Tokyo graffiti, positioning this book as a comprehensive introduction to the best kept secrets Tokyo’s graffiti scene has to offer.

    Size: 10″ x 7″ | 149 color images | 160 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764354731 | Binding: hard cover

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  • 2 Create (Book)

    This beautifully designed book showcases the work of nine pairs of New York City’s finest graffiti and street artists, delving deep into their backgrounds, techniques, and collaborative processes. Each duo consists of artists with unique styles who come together to create a larger-than-life work of street art in a neighborhood in New York, the birthplace of modern graffiti. Witness the immense creative potential of collaborations that have produced stunning examples of classic graffiti, collage work, screen printing, and murals. Each chapter provides access to a mysterious underworld, leading readers to secretive meetings of creative minds out of which ephemeral, yet nonetheless remarkable, works are born and later transferred onto walls, rooftops, trucks, and subway platforms. The combination of revealing interviews and colorful action photography produces a narrative arc of relationships—formed between individuals from diverse backgrounds and creative upbringings—that follows the artistic process from creative spark to collaborative masterpiece.

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  • The Paradigm Shift - Concept book by Good Guy Boris (Book)

    Few months after his exhibition “The Paradigm Shift”,

    Good Guy Boris is releasing second edition of the concept fold-book he made exclusively for the show.

    This collector object is a folded double-sided poster with high-quality offset lithography print. Each side of the artwork unfolded, reveals selection of photographs, that tells a story and a quote to complete the message of the artist.

    The print itself comes in elegant black hardcover.

    All books from this limited run are signed by the artist.

     

    Book size: 32x23 cm

    Unfolded poster size: 90x60 cm

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  • A letter to a friend'' - A book by Death Vallée (Book)

    Death Vallée is a compulsive photographer, obsessive, sick and anxious. Self-taught, he presents his work as a diary for years on his blog: www.deathvallee.com

    For his first book, he gives us a graphic novel, a letter to a loved one who is missing. A story that happens to us all: "A letter to a friend”. 

    Hardcover; 15cm x 21cm

    127 pages

    offset print (printed and bound in the EU)

    Text: English / French

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  • All City

    This compelling look at graffiti explores the many aspects of this shocking, raw, and often vulgar art form that are not typically discussed. The hearts and minds of obsessive graffiti writers are revealed, and a range of controversial topics are addressed. What motivates them? How do they live? Why and how do they become interested in what many see as vandalism? The techniques and tools of the trade are examined, and interviews with notorious graffiti writers from around the world are included. Filled with stunning and rare color photographs of some of the deadliest tags, throw-ups, cross-outs, and burners from the private collections of graffiti legends, this book will be treasured by graffiti writers, those fascinated by hip-hop culture, and individuals interested in urban art and the lives and motives of obsessive vandals.

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  • Classic Hits

    The most visual book on early 1970s graffiti ever published. The authors were themselves artists and maintain long friendships with other artists, as well as photo archives of the time, on display in this one-of-a-kind book. Early 70s New York saw the growth of a new phenomenon. Key pioneers tell their own story. Eye-opening first-hand story accounts in pictures and text. The names names here have star status far beyond graffiti culture; without them, no Seen, no Banksy, no Revok. In this glimpse of a different New York, there is an invaluable picture of graffiti in the early, playful years. Essays and quotations by: Ale One, All Jive 161, Blade, Cay 161, Checker 170, Clyde, Death, FDT 56, Flint 707, Iz The Wiz, Jester 1, Joe 182, Lava, LSD OM, Mico, Pnut 2, Roger 1, Ski 168, Snake 1, Taki 183, Vamm Photos by: Alan Fleisher, Robert Browning, Bill Ray, Jack Stewart

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  • Dishu

    The first survey on contemporary calligraphic practices in Chinese public spaces. This photographic essay traces the roots of this hand writing phenomenon and its development in Chinese society and analyses in detail the do-it-yourself writing tools specially designed for street lettering Thousands of anonymous street calligraphers operate daily in Chinese parks and streets. The endlessly tracing texts composed of «hanzi» signs slowly disappear as water evaporates. This phenomenon, called «dishu» (earth writing or practicing ephemeral calligraphy on the ground using clear water as ink), appeared in the beginning of the 1990s in a north Beijing park and soon spread to most major Chinese cities. Based on classic Chinese literature, poetry or aphorisms, these monumental letterings, ranging from static and regular to highly cursive styles, make the whole body break into spontaneous dance and infinite formal renewals. This street calligraphic practice corresponds to both a socializing need and an individual search for self accomplishment or improvement. «Dishu: Ground Calligraphy in China» is the first survey on contemporary calligraphic practices in Chinese public spaces, documented during the summer of 2011 in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang. It takes the form of a major pho- tographic essay, which traces the roots of this hand writing phenomenon and its development in Chinese society, analyses in detail the do-it-yourself writing tools specially designed for street lettering and explores its possible transposition into other writing cultures. 320 pages

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  • Graffiti Kings New York City Mass Transit Art Of The 1970's

    Graffiti Kings is the definitive book on New York's subway graffiti movement, an unprecedented creative explosion that occurred across the five boroughs during the 1970s. This rare, firsthand account of the birth of this movement is the first and only graffiti book to reveal what happened behind the scenes when writers put their lives on the line to grab a piece of fame from a faceless urban landscape.


    Through personal interviews and over 275 full-color, previously unpublished photographs, the colorful origins of subway graffiti are brought to life. Legends such as Taki 183, Blade 1, Phase 2, and Co-Co 144, as well as the city officials who saw the writers as public menaces and their art as vandalism, give accounts of everyday struggles, each full of new advancements, excitement, and risk. Although author and photographer Jack Stewart maintained a low profile at the time, his work is now a graffiti-world legend: rumored to exist, seldom seen, a near-equivalent to the Dead Sea Scrolls.

    Alongside archival photographs of everything from vibrant bubble-letter and 3-D pieces to the Holy Grail, the whole-train pieces, are maps, images, and ephemera that help fill out the complete story. A celebration in words and pictures of graffiti's golden age, Graffiti Kings is a book sure to be coveted by those fascinated and inspired by this uniquely American urban art form.
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    Hardcover, 224 pages
    Published May 1st 2009 by Abrams

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  • JR: Can Art Change the World?

    The first major, in-depth retrospective monograph on JR, the enigmatic and anonymous Parisian photographer, artist and activist behind some of the world's most provocative large-scale public photography projects.

    Created in close collaboration with JR, this book includes all bodies of his work, his collaborations with other artists and institutions such as the New York Ballet and previously unpublished behind-the-scenes documentation of his studios in Paris and New York, where he and his creative collaborators live and work.

    Introducing JR’s story is a specially commissioned graphic novel by comic artist Joseph Remnant, which charts his phenomenal rise from his street artist roots.


    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Format: Hardback
    Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
    Pages: 296 pp
    Illustrations: 500 illustrations
    ISBN: 9780714869490

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  • The Faith Of Graffiti

    French & English re-edition published with Agnès b.

    22,9 x 30,5 cm / 144 pages / Full color / Soft cover [2009]

    Agnes b. and Wasted Talent reissued « The faith of Graffiti » by Norman Mailer with photographs by Jon Naar , mythical book published for the first time in 1974.

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  • Door Jams

    On this winding “Door Tour,” hitting every stop from hip Williamsburg to elegant Sutton Place, the soul of New York City is revealed through this most unlikely medium. The remarkable row house doors, warehouse gates, extravagant entryways, and even construction sites documented here represent the people, culture, and attitude of the “City that Never Sleeps.” From welcoming to ominous, brazen to bleak, astonishing portals can be found in quiet neighborhoods in Queens, graveyards in the Bronx, and small stores in Manhattan. More classically beautiful doors adorn the homes of some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in America. Gorgeous entrances to hotel lobbies lure you into luxurious interiors. In Brooklyn, graffiti artists turn industrial zones into studios, doors into canvases. Allan Markman opens the door to a visual jam session of urban architecture, but you must walk through it yourself.

    Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 341 color photos | 176 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764344916 | Binding: hard cover

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  • Lost Walls - El Seed

    Lost or forgotten were the walls that now proudly carry the messages of calligraffiti artist eL Seed. "Lost Walls", his first book, beautifully and poetically documents these walls, handpicked during his road trip around Tunisia. "Lost Walls" is a calligraffiti journey of discovery for eL Seed, who chronicles the painting of 24 walls in four weeks. Inspired by the reaction to his largest project to date, the minaret of the Jara mosque in his ancestral home of Gabes, eL Seed decided to set out on this month-long personal journey across his motherland, painting "lost" walls along the way. This book provides unique and rare insight into the world of calligraffiti and the Tunisian people.

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  • Niels Shoe Meulman: Painter

    The art of urban calligraphy, an avalanche of visual poetry and poetic visuals, now in vivid full color. Meulman's iconic new art form, Calligraffiti, has attracted followers within graphic design, architecture, typography, advertising, calligraphy and graffiti. Sharing an interest in the visual arts and an appreciation for print, they understand that a word is an image. Here Meulman expands his ever-evolving artistic territory to include wild paintings and fine art.

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  • Unlawful Conduct

    Shot entirely on a point-and-shoot camera over a period of six years, Unlawful Conduct is an uncensored investigation into the illicit, all captured on 35mm film. Undertaken by photographer Robert LeBlanc, the project takes the form of a 154-page book featuring high-quality archival photo paper, is produced in a limited run of 100 pieces, and enclosed in a graffiti-inspired case.

    Regarding the project, LaBlanc noted: “These images are a beautifully dark view of the modern world around us.”

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  • Blade - King of Graffiti

    BLADE has already told his life story through graffiti. Now, more than forty years into his career and armed with an incredible memory, BLADE sits down with Chris Pape to reflect on growing up in the Bronx in the turbulent 1970s, and recounts the highs and lows of his storied career, holding nothing back. BLADE is considered “The King of Graffiti” because, by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. This book parallels the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving through its glory years in the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending in the global art scene, where he remains a major presence. BLADE helped New York graffiti become internationally famous by making it look fun, and, for reasons of quantity, quality, and, perhaps above all, for sheer spirit, BLADE may very well be the most popular graffiti artist with his peers. Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 653 images | 256 pp ISBN13: 9780764346613 | Binding: hard cover

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  • World of Urban Decay

    Arresting art photography takes the curious into the depths of worlds that normally remain hidden behind gardens overrun with wild vegetation and tall fences blazoned with “Keep Out!” signs. Photographer Martin ten Bouwhuijs’s regular urban exploration missions throughout Western Europe have culminated in this collection of haunting images made in abandoned hospitals, morgues, monasteries, power plants, schools, factories, swimming pools, and castles. Each location is described in a brief history. Capturing the venues in various states of neglect, these photographs reveal remnants of once-habitable spaces: from furniture still in place but covered in thick dust to dramatic vaulted ceilings speckled in mold and water stains to walls that have given way in complete disrepair. More than 150 dramatic images continually heighten anticipation by showing long views down empty corridors and wide views of rooms with doors that lead elsewhere – you never really know what you are going to see around the next corner.
    Author: Martin ten Bouwhuijs started urban exploration after seeing a TV news report on the subject. He went to his first factory the next day. He lives in the Netherlands.
     
    Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 196 illustrations | 176 pp | Hard Cover

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  • Urban Art Photography

    216 pages, hardcover- Berlin is a particularly strong magnet for international street artists and its landscape is filled with artwork and signatures that are inventing new visual codes. But the impressions that these artists leave are inevitably fleeting as their art falls victim to the city’s unrelenting development. Luckily, the book Urban Art Photography serves as a permanent documentation and time capsule of both the creation and evolution of these constantly changing images.

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  • States of Decay - Urbex New York

    A unique exploration of decaying infrastructure spanning abandoned power plants, hospitals, asylums, schools, theaters, steel mills, prisons, factories, hotels, cathedrals, blast furnaces, and convents to a boat graveyard.
     
    This extended photo essay features photography by intrepid urban explorers around New York and the northeastern United States. Urbex photographers have faithfully documented their exploits at The Seaview Tuberculosis Sanatorium on Staten Island, The Steubenville Steel works, Rockland Psychiatric Hospital, Union Carbide, Buffalo Central Terminal and dozens more.
     
    This new breed of urban adventurers take a savage ride through the invisible story of the North Eastern USA. From New York City to the infamous Rust Belt, once home to America’s heavy industry, States of Decay brings you a glimpse of the broken, doomed and entropic dreamlands on the outskirts of "civilization."
     
    160 pages, Hardcover, 9 1/2'' x 9 1/2'' (241 x 241 mm)
    140 color photographs, English
    ISBN: 978-1-908211-12-5  $ 34.95

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  • Soviet Ghosts

    264 pages, Hardcover
    10 1/4" x 10 1/4"
    250 Illustrations, English
     
    Soviet Ghosts is an urban exploration behind the former Iron Curtain by photographer Rebecca Litchfield. First published in the UK by Carpet Bombing Culture, Litchfields images sensitively and beautifully document the abandoned towns that were left behind and lost in time after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Reaching from Eastern Germany through Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Mother Russia to even the despair of crumbling Chernobyl, these photographs deliver a compelling narrative of both moral bankruptcy and flawed ideology. Featuring stunning imagery throughout, Litchfields road-trip through the former USSR breathes a new life into these forgotten places and finds a cold beauty in their post-apocalyptic decay. Essays in the book add contextual depth to the images and examine how and why these once thriving communities became ghost towns, whether by natural disaster, man-made catastrophe or the march of time. Soviet Ghosts is an uncompromising look at the former Soviet empires wasteland.

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  • Soul of Hamburg

    Beautiful hard cover book.

    It includes pictures taken over the past four years, as well as others of which some were unpublished till now.
    In addition, it is our initiative aiming to translate an internet project into the print medium.
     
    Soul of Hamburg – Moderne Straßenfotografie
    over 280 photographs (colour, black and white)
    Gudberg Nerger Verlag
    
ISBN 978-3-943061-44-4

    
160 pages, hard cove

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  • Manifold Machinations

    “Manifold Machinations: Tribute Refined” was published to coincide with Pablo Power’s solo exhibition “A Circle Unbroken: Tributes in Pattern” at No Romance galleries’ historic Broadway space in lower Manhattan. The book highlights motifs of history, portraits of obsession, betrayal and the manifold mechanisms of retracing and refining. It traces Power’s acknowledgement of his-own obsessive nature as well as preoccupations with the obsessions of others, as a 
    core source of inspiration behind and throughout his work. Pablo Power is known for his paintings, sculptural pieces, experimental media, and a unique use of interchangeable elements, materials and surfaces.
     
    60 pages, full color, perfect bound. Limited to 125 copies, only a few available

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  • Like Lipstick Traces

    226 pages, hardcover- 13 graffiti writers, 2 years, 600 unpublished Polaroids. Like Lipstick Traces shows the everyday life of 13 graffiti writers. Consciously, and therefore in contrast with usual graffiti publications, it uses the peculiar medium of Polaroid. A Polaroid camera and about one hundred Polaroid photos was sent to well known graffiti writers of different nationalities. The task was to shoot their everyday life with complete freedom in the choice of the motifs. It is that freedom which makes this book so special, but also the fact that all these unpublished photos were taken especially for the book. In the beginning of the 21st century, graffiti seems to be taking a line which is totally against its original motivation. On one hand, this might be caused by more severe penalties, on the other it is due to the increasing incorporation of the media and big business. Thus, the artists presented in this book devote themselves to this art in a committed way. They do not succumb to commercial pressure and they bring new life into the graffiti movement. Artists featured are AROE (UK), C.B.S (DE), DUMBO (IT), HONET (FR), KEGR (DK), O CLOCK (FR), OS CURURUS (BR), RATE (USA), REMIO (NOR), ROCKY (ES), SCAN (CA), SMASH (CH), THE E.R.S (BE).

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  • Juxtapoz (Photo)

    208 pages, hardcover. Once a year, the Juxtapoz magazine photo issue is released to eagerly awaiting fans of bleeding-edge photography. For the first time, Juxtapoz Photography pulls together in one volume the featured artists who since 1994 have been redefining a new movement of art and culture through provocative lenswork, groundbreaking camera angles, intense and often irreverent subject matter, moody and vibrant colors, and intimate portraiture. Juxtapoz Photo showcases a diverse group of current photographers, both established and up and coming, with a mix of personal and documentary images. The photos are eclectic in style and subject -- from portraits of celebrities and anonymous people, to snapshots from travels abroad and intimate moments captured on film -- but all photos are united by the Juxtapoz stamp of intriguing freshness and outsider perspectives. Contributors include Corey Arnold, Estevan Oriol, Alex Prager, Angela Boatwright, Dylan Maddux, Sam Bassett, Ye Rin Mok, Jesse Pollock, Heather Culp, Andy Mueller and many more.

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  • Graffiti - South Africa

    Graffiti South Africa
    by Cale Waddacor
     
    In a visual feast, hundreds of vibrant images showcase the work of SOUTH AFRICA’s most influential graffiti artists, which will entertain and inspire graffiti enthusiasts and art fanatics all over the world. Selective interviews with major graffiti personalities reveal their passions and inspirations and cover all aspects of the movement, creating a true representation of its evolution. Initially unknown for its graffiti scene, South Africa has now become a prime destination for many renowned international graffiti writers. From underground tunnels and abandoned buildings to train yards and townships, local writers, each with their own distinct style, spread their work across the nation. Now, for the first time ever, the global spotlight can fall on these talented artists.
     
    Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 354 color photos | 192 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764346576 | Binding: hard cover

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  • Eloquent Vandals

    Definitive book on one of the worlds leading street art festivals featuring exclusive essays from some of scene’s biggest names. Over 300 pages of exclusive images including works by Swoon, Brad Downey, David Choe, Vhils, Blu, Ericailcane, Logan Hicks, Dface, Nick Walker, Judith Supine, Graffiti Research Lab, Blek Le Rat and many more...
     
    Eloquent Vandals tells the story of how Stavanger, a small city on the West Coast of Norway gained a global reputation for Street Art. For the past six years, the annual Nuart Festival has invited an international team of Street Artists to use the city as their canvas. From tiny stencils and stickers to building sized murals, from illicit wheat-paste posters on the outskirts of the city to “Landmark“ pieces downtown, found everywhere from run down dwellings and train sidings to the city’s leading galleries and fine art institutions, Eloquent Vandals documents the development of not only Nuart, but also one of the most exciting art movements of our times.
     
    Features specially commissioned essays and texts by Carlo McCormick, Tristan Manco, Logan Hicks, Steven Harrington & Jaime Rojo, Leon Cullinane and Martyn Reed. 

    Editors: Martyn Reed, Marte Jølbo, Victoria Bugge Øye,
    Features: 304 Pages, full colour, hardcover
    Format: 21 x 26cm
    Language: English & Norwegian
    Publisher : Kontur Publishing

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  • Detroit Graffiti

    In the past three or four years, Detroit has become a “spraycation” spot for graffiti artists. Formerly known as the automotive capital of the world, the media now refers to the Motor City as a bankrupt ruin—a shadow of its former self. Thanks to the city’s street artists, however, Detroit is experiencing an artistic renaissance. The author has recorded the work produced by these graffiti writers and documented the evolution of Detroit street art culture in more than a dozen neighborhoods in and around this resilient Midwest city between 2008 and 2013. This photographic dossier is the first book to exclusively feature graffiti from Detroit, where one in every five structures is vacant, abandoned, or dilapidated. As industry disappears, the number of vacant walls increases, drawing the attention of the most talented graffiti artists and writers on the planet.
     
    Size: 12″ x 9″ | 511 color photos | 192 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764346880 | Binding: hard cover

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