No other graffiti crew from New York City’s graffiti heyday conjures up more images of angel dust-smoking, beer-drinking, “crazy white boys,” than the Bronx-born-and-bred writing group Morris Park Crew (MPC). This official history of the crew tells the stories behind the group with never-before-published photos, oral histories from MPC members, and details on the 2009-2010 MPC revival. Starting in 1977, when founding members Slip, Wedge, and Speed started the crew, this account continues with details of how Cap 1 took over and led the crew down its unforgettable path in the 1980s. With a penchant for going to war with rival graffiti crews for train space and territory, which in turn led to the largest city-wide cross-out campaign, the MPC was known as a bunch of thugs who beat, hung, and shot perceived rivals and a group of talent-less “toys.” Wrapped up in this raw tell-all about the bad boys of NYC graffiti, are not just accounts of the crew’s passion for graffiti, but the real-life challenges its young members faced in their urban environment.
Size: 11 3/4″ x 9″ | 402 illustrations | 160 p
p''¨ISBN13: 9780764341571 | Binding: hard coverUSD$34.99
Pretty wicked stuff that has never been seen before – therefore the titel Unseen Pieces Book that shows high-quality pics of the work of SKENAR73, a writer from Berlin.
With the help of his buddies like NEKTAR or PREY he came out with this illustrated book of his artwork in the most unusual places. He paintes walls in empty old houses, creepy cabins in the woods or even in some ancient bunkers.
But be quick, it is limited to 427 pieces.USD$34.95
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 coverUSD$39.95
The seminal artist’s recent art and poster works, and his triumphant return to his street-art roots with murals, all in work never before published. Shepard Fairey rose out of the skateboarding scene, creating his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign in the late ’80s, and has since achieved a mainstream recognition that most street artists never find. Fairey’s “Hope” poster, created during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, is arguably the most iconic American image since Uncle Sam. Fairey has become a pop-culture icon himself, though he has remained true to his street-art roots. OBEY: Covert to Overt showcases his most recent evolution from works on paper to grander art installations, cross-cultural artworks, and music/art collaborations. The book also includes his ubiquitous streetwear and chronicles his return to public artworks. His signature blend of politics, street culture, and art makes Fairey unlike any other subculture/street artist working today.
This book showcases the significant amount of art he has created the last several years: street murals, mixed-media installations, art/music events, countless silk screens, and work from his extremely successful OBEY brand.
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Rizzoli (Sept. 29 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0847846210
- ISBN-13: 978-0847846214
- Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 2.8 x 32 cm
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price USD$50.00USD$49.95
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.
- 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
Vandals is Nils MÃ¼ller’s new book. Like his first publication, BlÃ¼tezeit, it depicts the curiously global phenomenon of graffiti on trains – a movement that remains illegal even as it penetrates the world of mainstream art.
Vandals provides insight into a hidden movement that is dangerously appealing. Instead of simply photographing the finished works, MÃ¼ller documents the process behind it. Across 192 pages, Vandals reveals the atmosphere, emotional tension, passion and teamwork behind each act of urban vandalism.
Format: 30 x 24 cmUSD$39.95
I'M IN MIAMI BITCH! is a full color 6x9" 216 page soft-cover art book the candidly captures the street art scene in the Wynwood area of Miami. This photo-journal was exclusively photographed by Andrew Kaufman. The foreward is by Kenny Scharf and a Q&A with BOOKSIIII BISCHOF.
In the fall of 2012 with Art Basel Miami Beach quickly approaching I decided to ensconce myself in the street art scene of Wynwood to tell the story. An area once known as “El Barrio” and now gentrified into the Wynwood Art District, every year in late November artists from around the world descend on the streets of Wynwood to remake the facade of almost every building, overhead door and nook or cranny where paint could be applied.
Artists included: CITE, CZRPRZ, HEIST, CRAOLA-DABS-MYLA-WITNES, BOBO, KING SLOTZ, PANEK, RATHS UP, PINKO, JAM 104, AUBS, EWOK, PIA, 2 SQUARE, SECRET, ISHMAEL, KENTON PARKER, ART CREAM TRUCK, CYST, FUMEROISM, POSE-MSK, CHANEY, PRESSA HALL, LAWS CREW, MOLLY ROSE FREEMAN, SOLO RM, ZIMER, PATCH WHISKEY, GLORIA MURIEL, NEMEL, SINTEX, ATOMIK, PHAME, SP1, TUBS, JUNK, TRAGEK, SAKIROO, MIG, RIDLE, RUBY, ENX, MAGEK, PEZ, GOREY, 131, LA PANDILLA, SERUM, GRABSTER, SINER, D.A.D.E., SEWR, EPHEMERON, CONE, FUNKADELIQCLIQUE, 33THIRD, FUBAR, FLORA, POGO, SAMUEL MARK ART, FEW AND FAR, CHARLIE BROWN, FLIK, EL KENOR, KENNY SCHARF, MARMER, BLINK, KAS, SLIP1, CHANOIR, XUPET NEGRE, TOREK, AMOS, CEPLSCREAM & DAZE, WERE IN MIAMI BITCH!USD$30.00
The single best collection of photographs of Banksy's street work. Period. BANKSY - You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat concentrates on this singular artist's iconic imagery, spanning the late '90s up until the end of 2011.
The locations are from around the world (predominantly the UK, US and Europe), and many images have never been seen before. When Banksy started out painting, the political landscape was bleak. Fortunately now, it's ten times worse.
As Banksy's cheerfully aggressive political work becomes ever more relevant, this comprehensive tome sets about presenting his art in the context of the era he was responding to.USD$34.95
HIMS: History Is Made In The Streets features hundreds of never-before-seen photographs cataloging an important transitional period of New York City subway graffiti.
This surprisingly inclusive collection features works from HIMS alongside some of graffiti's biggest names including Iz The Wiz, KAWS, SMASH 137, REVOK, NEKST and many more captured as these infamous graffiti writers moved from the subway to the streets.
HIMS spans a 20 year period, documenting a treasure trove of photos from the author's private collection. HIMS makes his presence known where its least expected not only in his home base in New York but as far and wide as Europe, Japan, Australia and beyond. This historic collection also features interviews and commentary from noted graffiti writers throughout the eclectic arc of graffiti history.USD$29.95
Kaos – Vandals In Motion is a book about one of Europes most important graffiti writers. Through interviews with Kaos and other graffiti artists the story of Kaos life is told. From the start 1985 in the town of Uppsala. Through the golden years of graffiti in the Stockholm subway stations and the intensive train writing in 1993. The appearance of the Falck-guards in 1996 and the void when they dissapeared in 2003, only to be replaced by new guards. Kaos has lived trough them all and is a constant in a graffiti world that keeps changing.
Kaos – Vandals In Motion contains unique interviews with more than 20 of Swedens most well known graffiti writers, never before seen photos and an adrenalin filled story that will blow the mind of any graffiti afficiando.
Author: Torkel SjöstrandLanguage: SwedishPages: 160Size: 24x25x2 cmCover: Hard coverIllustrations: 200Release date: 12-03-10ISBN: 978-91-85639-52-6USD$49.95
160 pages, hardcover- Urban Recreation: City Art by Akay and Peter. This book shows you the work of this artist duo from Sweden. Graffiti, installations, constructions... their art is truely amazing and beautify the city they leave their mark in. A must have book!USD$34.95
Under the Bridge: The East 238th Street Graffiti Hall Of Fameby Paul Cavalieri
Join Paul “Cavs” Cavalieri on a journey through graffiti history and the evolution of a major cultural landmark. In this account, Cavs shares his experiences under the Bronx’s East 238th Street bridge, which over the years has become a Bronx “Graffiti Hall of Fame,” through an astonishing, lifelong photographic diary. From the late 1950s to the 1990s, graffiti artists would congregate here to express themselves by unleashing their creative ENERGY. In this adopted home away from home, generations of graffiti artists formed bonds as well as rivalries. Take in four decades’ worth of work from prolific artists including Boots119, Sent, and Sien5. Also represented are graffiti writers from the Woodlawn and Wakefield neighborhoods, connected by the famous concrete viaduct built between 1929 and 1931, as well as unique and personal insights into successive generations of crews, such as a recent, major contributor from Matilda Avenue.Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 489 color photos | 176 ppISBN13: 9780764345920 | Binding: hard coverUSD$39.99
On 500 pages, limited to 1500 pieces and filled with love: the Tese Book of Love Book by the graffiti artists TESE, inhabitant of Hamburg. High-quality and well layouted pics of his best trains, pieces, and walls allaround the worls are presented in his book.
It is a love story, dedicated to his 25 years of graffiti and urban lifestyle.USD$46.95
Ever since he picked the graffiti name Shoe in 1979, Niels Meulman has been carving out his own path towards the international art world. Being a graffiti pioneer from Amsterdam, he worked with American counterparts such as Dondi White, Rammellzee and Keith Haring in the 1980s. He made the transition from the streets to fine art with a unique fusion of calligraphy and graffiti, which he named Calligraffiti. This soon became a worldwide phenomenon and now plays a significant role within Urban Contemporary Art. It also sparked the catchphrase 'A word is an image, writing is painting'. In recent years Niels Shoe Meulman moved towards a style he calls Abstract Vandalism. Influenced by the great painters of Abstract Expressionism, his work has been shown in count-less exhibitions all over the world and is included in the permanent collections of museums and private collections.`Shoe Is My Middle Name celebrates three decades of art by a legendary graffiti artist, painter, writer, designer and calligrapher. A striking book that offers an overview of his career, showcasing his evolution through a masterful mixture of paintings, murals, poetry, interviews, graphics and insights about his identity as an artist and art itself.USD$59.99
Mser was born and grows up in Bucarest subway, the forgotten European playground of graffiti in which you can still see trains completely bombed, you can feel the smell of sprays and paint in the station.
A Subway player, 320 productions in one year in the same subway, all this has happened letting unchanged, piece after piece, a great creativity which in always simple and understandable.
These pages explain his life through an intensive interview, his style evolution, the most risky and strongest experiences, this book shows the best shots of his beloved line and not only, places where time seems to stand still and the writing spirit is always fresh and original.
Welcome to Paradise.
Format: 17 x 27 cm
Published in: Italy
128 pages, softcover- by Doze Green & David Ellis. Two of the most influential graffiti turned fine artists active today, New York City residents Doze Green and David Ellis fuse the true meaning of hip-hop with contemporary art styles to create a hybrid of visual sounds that are truly unique and original. In their collaborative book and project, Shaft, each artist takes their trademark styles and characters and interconnects both elements on a site-specific project upon an elevator shaft. The results epitomize the roots of hip-hop and both artists reflect the 21st century urban landscape.The 128-page book comes with a pull-out poster that captures the entirety of the shaft project.USD$24.95
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).USD$39.95
240 pages, softcover- Artistic genius, political activist, painter and decorator, mythic legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Banksy is unmistakable, except may be when it's squatting in the Tate or New York's Metropolitan Museum. Banksy is responsible for decorating the streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cites throughout the world. Witty and subversive, his stencils show monkeys with weapons of mass destruction, policeman with smiley faces, rats with drills, and umbrellas. If you look hard enough you'll find your own. His statements, incitements, ironies and epigrams are by turns intelligent and cheeky comments on everything from the monarchy and capitalism to the war in Iraq and farm animals. His identity remains unknown, but his work is prolific. And now for the first time, he's putting together the best of his work - old and new in a fully illustrated colour volume.USD$31.95
One hundred extraordinary artists representing many European cities, each with its own and often uniquely inspiring graffiti scene, including London, Amsterdam, Paris, and more. This dense, sprawling portfolio is the product of “modern day documenter” Steam 156′s undisputed knowledge of European graffiti, and includes artist profiles, most written by the artists themselves, crew affiliations, locations, the year they started, details about style, influences, and characteristic strokes, contours, and angles, with hundreds of photos in all. A medium of powerful, youthful, artistic expression, graffiti spread rampantly across Europe in the early 1980s–and has never ceased. Cities across the continent are now hosts to halls of fame, abandoned spaces, and streets full of incredible work by artists, featured in this book, who are carrying the art form boldly into the future and expanding its influence even further.Size: 12″ x 9″ | 889 color photos | 224 ppISBN13: 9780764346583 | Binding: hard coverUSD$50.00
DARE to be Different chronicles the life and work of pioneering graffiti artist Sigi “DARE” von Koeding, presenting photographs of street pieces, sketches, and more that fully explore Koeding’s legacy. As the graffiti movement spread into Europe from the US in the mid-1980s, DARE rapidly became one of its major protagonists. Born and originally based in Basel, Switzerland, DARE created a network of friends that first stretched half a continent and later came to encompass the globe, his art continuing to find new audiences until the time of his death in 2010. DARE’s original simple four-letter tag evolved into a 3D style that he perfected on canvas as well as on the street; this versatility eventually created a bridge from the back-alley atmosphere of traditional graffiti to the world of avant-garde art galleries, and eventually his contribution to the scene helped it to become an urban spectacle, an art form focused on large-scale mural creations, well-organized competitions, and cultural festivals. His careful eye for form, layout, and coloration gave audiences insight into his personality and often inspired viewers to change their perspective on street art, pushing their perception of the style from simply a form of vandalism to a legitimate art movement. The respect his colleagues had for DARE is still obvious today, especially in Basel, where pieces of his created 25 years ago can still be found untouched by other graffiti artists.USD$34.95
88 pages, perfect bound B&W pages- A compilation of linocuts and drawing by Montreal artist Other, famous for his freight monikers. This book comes with a mini-CD by Sixtoo (Ninja Tunes). Limited edition of 1000 copies, with multicolored silkscreen outer sleeve.USD$26.00
Soft cover, 192 pages
Take a glimps in to the life of a true vandal. Though thick and thin the tribulations of a graffiti bomber. Take a peek in to the mind of a true bomber out for distruction. These are the memoires of KEAG.
Les paroles s’envolent, les écrits restent, exception faite des tags... Effacés sans relache, le KEAG est revenu Ã la charge. Symbole de résistance, dix ans, disons qu’a fait un bon millier d’nuits d’ennemis, de soucis, de cavalcades jusqu’au p’tit matin pour rien... Rien ? Enfin, pas tout Ã fait, vous allez voir... Du positif sur négatif, des tirages couleurs planqués dans des caves à l’abri des poursuites mais aussi pleins d’histoires. J’y ai mis mes potes parc’qu’on n’a pas un verre avec un doigt et un gros stop à tous ces toys qui pensaient dévier ma voie... Assoiffés d’liberté ! Goétez voir ces mémoires, du pur millésimé... Versez une goutte aux absents et pour les miens, j’représent’...USD$39.95
Outdoor Gallery – New York City documents the vibrancy of the diverse contemporary street art environment of New York City. The book predominantly collects the work of New York based artists, running the gamut from old school graffiti writers such as COPE2, to contemporary street artists such as HELLBENT, EKG, ASVP, CERN and GAIA. Their work is showcased alongside that of some international fellow travelers including NICK WALKER, THE YOK, SHERYO and KRAM. The book features hundreds of pieces of art by 46 different artists. The well-photographed works are accompanied by the artists musings on New York, street art and their own work and processes. This work is non-permanent and necessarily current and relevant. In Outdoor Gallery New York resident and author Yoav Litvin successfully documents the zeitgeist.CONTRIBUTORS (FROM A-Z)Adam DareAlice MizrachiArmy Of One / Jc2AstrodubAsvpBishop203BunnymCernChris StainChrisrwkCope2DainEkgElle DeadsexElsol25Enzo & NioFree5FumeroGaiaGilf!HellbentIcy & Sot (Iran)Indie184Jilly BallisticJoe IuratoKram (Spain)Lillian LorraineLunarnewyearMiyokNd’aNever SatisfiedNick Walker (UK)OcmcOptimo PrimoOverunderPhetus88QrstRoycerRussell KingSheryo (Singapore)ShiroSofia Maldonaldo (Puerto Rico)The Yok (Australia)TooflyTripelVengrwkPublished by Gingko Press240 pages, Hardcover9 1/2" x 11 1/2"190 Illustrations, EnglishUSD$39.95