This typeface collection combines the elegance of calligraphic lettering with remarkable ease of use, making it an ideal resource for artists, illustrators, and anyone in need of distinctive graphics. Choose from 100 carefully selected fonts―ranging from such classic styles as Mainz Gothic and Certificatext to the distinctive modern motifs of Bosworth, Accord, and Zebra.
Each alphabet includes uppercase letters; most also feature lowercase letters and the numerals 0 through 9. These inexpensive and copyright-free alphabets are easy to reproduce on any standard copier, and they provide a tremendous variety of unique typefaces that will add elegance to diplomas, certificates, documents, and a host of other print projects.
- Series: Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography
- Paperback: 112 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 11 inches
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
Encompassing a wide range of calligraphy in many languages and hands, or styles, this book presents a visual treasury of works by 100 contemporary scribes, all of whom were either born in New York or studied or worked in the city. From English and its related Romance languages to a wide range of Asian and Middle Eastern alphabets and nonalphabetic characters, the more than 550 examples of beautiful writing create a rich visual smorgasbord. Traditional uses of hand-lettered calligraphy are shown, including event invitations and envelopes, certificates and awards, and quotes and sayings framed as artwork. The examples also include contemporary applications and nontraditional forms such as graffiti and experimental calligraphy that is not formed from readable characters. All are hand-wrought and human-made, using pointed or broad-edged pens, whether quill or steel, or a brush or other simple tool.
Size: 9″ x 12″ | 629 color images | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348983 | Binding: hard coverUSD$49.95
Simply opening these covers commits you to being dazzled by 100 of the UK’s top “writers” and street artists, immersing yourself in the styles, past and present, which make UK street art great. Upon its arrival in the UK from New York in the 1980s, graffiti rapidly spread across the island, infecting the youth like a stylistic virus. Out of the early days came names that would become part of UK writing legend, such as Mode2, Zaki Dee 163, Choci Roc, Goldie, and Robbo. Alongside works by these pioneers, we sweep across the whole of the UK, taking in Scotland and Wales, running through the nineties and right up to the modern day when more advanced, technical graffiti, wheat pasting, and stenciling are the new media on the street. This collection includes works by Aroe, Skore, Xens and Kem, Mef, and more. Guiding us through this review is Steam 156, who was there at the start and is still as passionate as ever. This is a must-have collection for graffiti writers and fans around the world.
Size: 11 3/4″ x 9″ | 810 illustrations | 224 p
pISBN13: 9780764341960 | Binding: hard coverUSD$45.00
120 pages- The names are known to everyone who have ever touched a spray can: HNT, POCH, RCF1, and STAK. Graffiti all stars that have been around for a long time and in an exhibition they show 20 years work. This book displays some of the work they have been touring Europe with. The main aim of the exhibition done by these famous French artists is to show the world that graffiti has evolved to a higher art form and is not just an outlet valve for immature and frustrated kids. The book contain pieces and artwork on walls and trains from 1988 to 2008. From Bosnia to Stockholm, Paris to Bangkok, Madrid to Poland. A nice mix of pieces and action flix with a personal touch.USD$24.95
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.USD$44.95
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
offset print (printed and bound in the EU)
Text: English / FrenchUSD$14.95
216 pages. Paperback. The works presented in this book no longer exist - they are all gone for good, washed off the sides of the trains, sometimes hours after they were first created. Often what remains is just a photo, a final remnant of something that took a great deal of skill, courage, and determination to create.
Kristian Kutschera presents the most comprehensive collection of art ever created on Europe's transit systems, with highlights of the past 25 years. Her task was not unlike a treasure hunt, involving a series of conspiratorial meetings and the subsequent arrival of mysterious, unmarked packages.
Inspired by the iconic 1980s book, SUBWAY ART, the painting of trains in Europe continues to flourish. Action Painting gives profound insight into the adventures, techniques, ethics and passion behind this amazing and dangerous art form.USD$39.95
AEROSOLS is the first book dedicated to European spray paint cans. After giving a brief historical summary, it presents colour photos of nearly 200 different spray paint cans from across Europe, made in the years from 1965 to 1999 and featuring contributions from several international collectors.USD$29.95
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
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.USD$23.95
Graffiti writing was born in the streets of Philadelphia in the late 1960s. But it was in New York in the early 1970s that it became a full-fledged urban art, gradually taking over the landscape of the city, from its walls to its subway cars. In these years when this art form was emerging, graffiti pioneers laid its foundations through the constant game they played with the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, which they distorted and highlighted in the tags that they painted on walls. In the first section of this book, Woshe recounts the incredible story of the birth of this culture. He then offers us a detailed examination of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, their structure and the ways in which graffiti writers have made them evolve. This study is enriched with a wealth of illustrations and examples of the customizations that artists add to their letters. At the end of the volume, ten of the international scene’s most talented graffiti creators answer Woshe’s questions about matters that include their practice, their relationship with letters and their backgrounds.
Interviews to: BATES (Copenhague, Denmark); DARCO (Paris, France); DEMS (Elche, Spain); GESER (Connecticut USA); JURNE (Oakland, CA,USA); LOKISS (Paris, France); SERCH (Zwolle, The Netherlands); SWET (Copenhague, Denmark); SYE (New Yor, NY,USA); ZOER (Grasse, France).
This is a writing manual, an inspiring collection of ideas and a beautiful book on the world of graffiti, but above all it is a declaration of love for this culture that mixes urban performance and mastery of letters. It includes a map of New York with the sites where the most important graffiti are located.
- Hardcover: 252 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.5 x 26.7 cm
"Alphabet City - Out on the Streets", a new children's book by Michael De Feo. Each and every letter of the alphabet are illustrated by a work of the "Flower Guy", that were pasted on the walls of NYC. This book is as interesting for children as it is for the street art fans. Foreword by Marc and Sara Schiller of Wooster Collective.USD$19.95
Since 1998 Peter Stelzig devotes himself fully to taking photos of graffiti art in Berlin. And in his book Analog vs. Digital Trainwriting Artphotography he focuses on all the different techniques of digital and analog photography.
With the help of detailed explanations, assistance according to the equipment and loads of know-how Peter Stelzig wants to encourage people to use far more than the auto-mode of the camera and also communicates a broad spectrum of opportunities by explaining special procedures like double exposure or lomography to the reader. And additionally you'll get some advice concerning slide films, black-and-white films, infrared films and even some tricks for filming with special effects.
Despite the comprehensive guide on photography, the 170 pages show mostly trainwritings on cable cars and undergrounds in Berlin. On more than 300 illustrations Peter Stelzig shows a wide range of coloured trains, which he documented with various techniques over the last 14 years. So this book is not so much a how-to-damage-property guide, it's more a instruction on how to get better at photo documentation.
Artists: Abis, Area, Crush, Drow, Easd, Enter, Fister, Fler, Front, Great, Guard, Heys, Hydro, Inzh, Kaze, Kird, Kicks, Kiss, Lazer, Lazr, Mamba, Matrix, Moar, Nerz, Odik, Oups, Pesd, Rage, Reck, Rino, Roger, Roy, Rumba, Ruzd, Smoc, Shake, Sharp, Skim, Spider, Sone, Sput, Stereo, Tags, Teser, Tok, Tour, Trane, True, Trus, Wild, Zok...1up, Blow, Buzz, Drm, Funkiez, Huskies, Ko, Mrn, Nhs, Rip, Sma, Tck, Tls and many more.
Hardcover, 172 pages, language: English/German.USD$54.95
208 pages, full color, hardcover, incl. 4 typefaces on CD-ROM
Arabesque 2 is a collection of recent cutting-edge work by young designers and activists from the Arab world and Iran. The examples of typography, graphic design, logos, editorial design, and illustration presented here chart a compelling course between local visual convention and a modern international style that is emblematic of the increasing cultural emancipation of the entire Middle East. The book’s rich selection of groundbreaking visuals is supplemented by texts and interviews that describe the environments in which the featured designers and artists work.Arabesque 2 also includes a preface by John Martin, co-founder of Art Dubai, and a CD-ROM with 4 typefaces related to its themes.USD$68.00
We are proud to present Ryan McGinness as our next cover artist and curator of Arkitip Issue No. 0048. McGinness makes his second appearance in Arkitip, the first being way back in Issue No. 0005, published in May 2000. Art Director Sas was first impressed by the artist in 1999, meeting him shortly after his picking up his book, Flatnessisgod. McGinness' art career has flourished exponentially since that time. In addition to being represented by Deitch Galleries and Pace Prints, he has produced over 27 solo shows in galleries worldwide, and recently created a major exhibition as part of Art Basel Miami in 2008. The book titled Aesthetic Comfort is published by Arkitip on the occasion of the Aesthetic Comfort exhibitions in the Fall of 2008. This artist's book features details of McGinness' paintings converted to coarse halftones and printed in 4 fluorescent inks: orange, yellow, pink, and green. It will accompany each issue edition, which is packaged in a custom designed box made exclusively for Arkitip by Incase. McGinness has been accurately described as \''A Warhol for the 21st Century\'' (Black Book) and \''a leading pioneer of the new semiotics\'' (Vogue). Using iconic representations of logos and symbols, he weaves and spins them into something supremely elegant. .75 x 10.5 In. (19.685 x 26.67 cm) 112 pages + covers. Four color offset printed, perfect bound. FSC Certified papers. Hand packaged & numbered ltd. edition of 2000.USD$125.00
Art from the Streets presents the world’s most iconic street artists for the first time in Southeast Asia. Tracing 40 years of street art, the walls of ArtScience Museum located at the iconic Marina Bay Singapore will be invaded for a period of five months. The exhibition catalog by curator and street art expert Magda Danysz introduces the reader to the most important street artists worldwide and gives an overview to the most important styles and techniques used in the art form. With her own gallery having operated between Shanghai, London and Paris for the last decade, Danysz uses her expertise to also shine a spotlight on urban art in Southeast Asia for the first time.
Featured artists include: Banksy, Tarek Benaoum, Stéphane Bisseuil, Blade, Crash, Speak Cryptic, D*face, Fab 5 Freddy, FAILE, Shepard Fairey (aka OBEY), Futura, JR, L'Atlas, Ludo, M-City, Miss. Tic, Nasty, EKO, Felipe Pantone, Quik, Lee Quinones, Blek le Rat, Rero, Remi Rough, André Saraiva, Seen, Seth, Invader, Sten Lex, Tanc, Hua Tunan, Yok & Sheryo, YZ, Zevs and many more.
9.1 x 0.8 x 11 inches.USD$41.95
145 pages, paperback- Video-documentary and six essays on contemporary graffiti. This footage takes us to scenes here beauty and absurdity merge, beyond the laws of our society as well as those of our expectations. Exclusive, unseen material from a widely unknown avant-garde, never getting tired of jumping the fences toward the playgrounds of relevance. We become witnesses of who certain thought-crimes of some acting individuals manifest into shapes and colours, become signs and wonders.USD$34.95
The fine art of calligraphy found its way into the graffiti and street art scene. This event marks the birth of the so-called calligraffiti genre. That's why we present you with a comprehensive book: the The Art of Writing Your Name Book.
Under the motto of 'visualisation of the word' this book treats the beginnings and all forms of this new genre with the help of well-known artists, like Chaz Bojorquez, JonOne, CRYPTIC, and of course the pioneer of calligraffiti himself Niels SHOE Meulman.
This book contains no less than 35 artists of more than 3 generations and uncountable nations and shows their work and different styles with high-quality and well located and perfectly shooted pics.
Everything from street to gallery, or from asphalt to canvas is represented in means of location and surface. But also the various tools used by the artists will suprise or even stun you.
For artists and fans alike, who are keen to know the latest trends, this book is obligatory.USD$39.95
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.USD$34.95
As the political and economical turmoil in Greece continues unabated, the city of Athens and its passenger rail system have been covered in graffiti by locals and traveling European and American writers. This volume, the fourth and biggest in our series of Euro graff books, documents illegal graffiti in Athens (including more than fifty cleantrain photos!).
Writers featured include, among many others, 1281, 1UP CREW, APER, AREES, BAMBOO, BUNES, DECA, DEMO, DEXA, ESEM, ETHER, FLUOR, FOLKS, GANS, GOFEY, GUES, HORFE, JICK, MIDAS, MIKS, MISS17, MOAR, MOSA, MOSES, MSER, NINO, OMICK, OPEN, OS GEMEOS, OTIS, PACES, RISOT, RUNS, SILENT, SNOEMAN, SPLID, STACE, TAPS, TARTA, TERA, TUNES, UTAH, WASE, YEABOI and YES2
116 pages, 9"x6", perfect-bound, full color, individually painted and stamped covers, hand-numbered edition of only 100 copies.USD$24.95
320 pages, paperback- Since 2003, the nationally acclaimed and unique exhibition series BackJumps - The Live Issue has had sensational impact and successes in Berlin. The Backjumps team, built around curator Adrian Nabi, successfully wrapped their third major Live event, in late 2007. While gallery owners and professionals of the culture sector were left rubbing their eyes and the conservative tabloid newspapers elevated the project s profile with cries of scandal, approximately 50,000 enthusiastic art lovers made a pilgrimage to the exhibitions and numerous Backjumps-related side events in Kreuzberg.
BackJumps - Live Issue # 3 , the three-dimensional Live edition of the legendary Backjumps magazine, once again brought the street art scene together to view works of numerous international artists under one roof. In addition to the actual exhibition, several workshops, panel discussions, lectures, urban walks and partner exhibitions took place. Several large scale murals were painted throughout the city under the Backjumps banner and of course, throughout the course of the events, the streets of Berlin were as alive and visual as ever.
All this and much more can be found in the From Here To Fame s newly published 320-page (catalogue-)book, BackJumps - Live Issue # 3 , which, in keeping with former editions, strikes a bold note with its revolutionary design. The book gives the reader an allinclusive tour of the exhibition rooms, describing with brilliant images and thoughtful texts, the work of the 24 artists and projects. Additional information and numerous other works of each individual artist are also found in the extensive artist chapter of the catalogue. With the book s retrospect of Live Issues # 1 and # 2, light is shed on the Backjumps scandal , and the impact that the expositions have had on the Berlin art scene. POET 1 examines the story of the Backjumps magazine, from its humble beginnings to its present day success, while CEMNOZ, CHEECH and DON M. ZAZA elucidate the depths of their style philosophy. Select photographs of the side events, careful documentation of the painted murals and a large chapter on street art that includes more pictures, essays and academic treatises make this volume a must-have for more than just avid lovers of writing and street art.USD$29.95
240 pages, hardcover. Former graffiti writer and founding member of the Montana Writer Team, Ruedione retired the spraycan years back, picking up a camera in its place. For Backflashes - Graffiti Tales, he's captured covert graffiti missions in his signature black and white style from Hamburg, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Manheim and Dortmund Germany; New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the USA; Amsterdam and Zwolle in the Netherlands; Naples and Salermo Italy; Sao Paulo, Brazil and Santiago de Chile. These pictures portray not only the forms, letters and characters, but also the moments, emotions and impressions that are integral to the act of writing graffiti. The raw inspiration, the adrenaline and the emotional weight of these artful, yet illegal acts are captured faithfully by a member of the cognoscenti. A writer himself, Ruedione has been a constant companion to some of the best known graffiti artists for many years. His understanding of the lifestyle, the craft, artistic and illicit performance allows for a revealing vision that is clearly expressed throughout his work and which captures the act of graffiti as never before.USD$44.95
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
128 pages pages, Hardcover8” x 10”180 Illustrations, EnglishPhotographer Ray Mock takes you along on his exciting hunt for new Banksy work during the famous “Better Out Than In” project in his new book Banksy in New York. This personal narrative offers a day-by-day account of Banksy’s first New York residency, chronicling works that include “Sirens of the Lambs” and the Central Park stand at which original works by Banksy were sold for only $60. Mock’s work captures not only Banksy’s artwork but the reactions of the public and media frenzies that often accompanied it, giving fans a direct window into the frenetic scavenger hunt that took over New York City in October 2013. Banksy in New York offers a closer look at Banksy’s witty and irreverent art and the varied responses it received, while lending insight into the artist’s sharp social commentary. This book is a must-have for those new to the scene and Banksy fanatics alike.USD$29.95
Paperback, 180 pages. This unique and unashamedly DIY book follows the runaway success of Banksy Locations and Tours Vol.1 by rounding up the rest of Banksy’s UK graffiti from the last five years. It includes over 100 different locations and 200 color photographs of Banksy’s street art; information, random facts, and idle chit-chat on each location; a full walking tour of his remaining work in Bristol, England; and snippets of graffiti by several other artists.Visit the locations in-person, or get your slippers on and settle back for an open-top bus ride though some of Banksy’s best public work.USD$22.00
This Is Not a Photo Opportunity is a street-level, full-color showcase of some of Banksy’s most innovative pieces ever. Banksy, Britain’s now-legendary “guerilla” street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Once viewed as vandalism, Banksy’s work is now venerated, collected, and preserved. Over the course of a decade, Martin Bull has documented dozens of the most important and impressive works by the legendary political artist, most of which are no longer in existence.USD$23.99
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
104 pages- Home Sweet Home is a celebration of Banksy's street art in his home city of Bristol. This book places him in the context of 3D, John Nation from the Barton Hill Settlement, Inkie, Nick Walker and the other artists and musicians who were instrumental in linking Bristol to the original New York hip hop scene. It is the most revealing account of Banksy's formative years and contains more than one hundred images of his Bristol art, as well as pictures of Banksy at work, many of which have never been published before. Steve Wright, Venue magazine's Art Editor, traces Banksy's roots back to the rave culture of the Nineties and draws a rounded picture of an artist who is most famous for being anonymous.USD$29.95
192 pages, Hardcover - “Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints.” This is the unspoken rule of urban explorers, who sometimes risk their safety, police records, and even their lives to explore abandoned buildings, sewers and storm drains, transit tunnels, utility tunnels, high-security areas of inhabited buildings, and even catacombs such as those in Paris, Rome, Odessa, and Naples.
Although these urban explorers usually work solo or in small teams, they collectively put forth a ground cry against a modern culture that embraces the new, polished, uniform, and mundane. Urban explorers find the beauty — layers of graffiti by years worth of writers, multi-hued peeling paint, antique objects, someone’s initials left in the dust on a broken stained glass window — and physical manifestations of memory that abandoned, impermanent urban spaces can hold.
Beauty in Decay features the best in full-color, panoramic photographs from urban exploration — or Urbex — around the world. Overgrown industrial complexes, disused lunatic asylums, abandoned palaces and forgotten monasteries are showcased, and paired with clear-sighted, poetic text.USD$34.95
Beauty in Decay features the best in full-color, panoramic photographs from urban exploration ''” or Urbex ''” around the world. Overgrown industrial complexes, disused lunatic asylums, abandoned palaces and forgotten monasteries are showcased, and paired with clear-sighted, poetic text.
192 pages, Hardcover, 10 1/4'' x 10 1/4'' (260 x 260 mm)
200 illustrations, EnglishUSD$44.00
96 pages, hardcover- Street art is a phenomenon which exists across the world's urban centers. What was once regarded as a nuisance at best or vandalism at worst, is now increasingly being recognized as an important art form. This book brings together the finest examples of street art in Berlin, a city bursting with artistic energy and expression. Working primarily at night, street artists leave their messages on building facades, mailboxes, advertisements, traffic signs and trash bins. The author has spent many years photographing street art before it is erased by the authorities and he collects here the best work of the city's preeminent street artists.USD$14.95
96 pages, hardcover- Over the past few years there has been a resurgence of interest in street art as a genre of artistic expression. Photographer Sven Zimmerman has been at the forefront of this renaissance, surveying the streets, sidewalks, and facades of his home town for the most arresting, humorous, politically savvy, angry, and just plain outrageous examples of street art. In with a fresh eye and to pay attention to images we might otherwise fail to notice. Similar in layout and design to the first collection, and graced with the same vibrant color and impeccable composition, Berlin Street Art 2 offers further compelling proof that the urban landscape is teeming with artistic masterpieces, if you just know how and where to find them.USD$14.95
200 pages, Hardcover. Topic of this innovative book is the emergence of an exciting new genre of illustration and art. This vivid development is reflected in the intense influx of illustrators to the field of art. The interaction of illustration, art and design is not only most interesting but cannot be avoided as a topic of discussion for anyone who is interested in art and design. In great detail Beyond Illustration presents a significant selection of more than 20 of today’s hottest illustrators and artists from all over the world. The book is showcasing a spellbinding mix of styles ranging from modern to traditional that will attract to professionals and newcomers as well.
Beyond Illustration displays the unique work of these persons and their individual viewpoints concerning this upcoming issue. For many postmodern artists there is a fine line between “illustration” and “art” which even disappears occasionally. The traditional definition for illustration as a service product and art as an autonomous project is less and less maintained as a clear borderline. This fact not only attracts many illustrators to the fields of art but makes you also look at their work as pieces of art. In the US we can clearly observe that more and more pieces of work of traditional illustrators are shown in galleries and at art exhibitions. The same phenomenon can be seen in Europe.
Beyond Illustration discusses all aspects and gives an overview about the trendsetters of the “Scene” and in consideration of the fact it is a must-have, not only for creative professionals and students, but also for artists and anyone who has a sympathy for visual language. This title is the first print-project by the publishers of the ezine castlemagazine. With approximately 30.000 downloads per issue castlemagazine has an undeniable presence in scene and market.USD$39.95
400 pages, full color, hardcover, quarter-bound- Beyond the Street is comprised of interviews with 100 key players in street and urban art from around the world, each of which is richly illustrated with inspiring images. Its impressive list of participants, as well as the unique diversity of their perspectives, makes the book an authoritative manual on these genres. For the first time, this 400-page tome brings together the direct points of view of leading artists and the most important sales outlets for street art as well as key commentators, collectors, and enthusiasts. Combined, these separate and distinct outlooks create a uniquely authentic collective portrait of street and urban art that is captivating, informative and entertaining.USD$77.95
140+ page full colour book with a 14pt stock silk laminate cover with gold foil embellishments.USD$39.95
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
128 pages- Blek Le Rat has been filling the streets of Paris with stencils since the early 80's. He has inspierd a whole generation of European Street artists, Banksy is only one of many who has adopted Blek Le Rats direct approach and layout. The book contains an exellent introduction written by King Adz. A true must-have!USD$29.95
208 pages, Softcover9 1/2 x 11 3/4"250 Illustrations, EnglishHendrick Beikirch, or ECB, is seeking to change our perception of what graffiti is or can be by extending its limits. ECB is a German painter working on large-scale black and white or grayscale murals in public spaces worldwide. This new book is a compilation of the artists work, and provides insight into that work through both interviews and photographs of his process and execution. ECB looks for new approaches and blurs the lines between fine art and graffiti. The scale of his outdoor murals does not take away from the familiarity created in his portraits, often of anonymous faces, making the work accessible to the masses. The astounding scale he works at is made evident in one of his best-known works, "Where there is no struggle, there is no strength". Located in Busan, South Korea, the mural of a local fisherman is over 20 stories and measures 230 feet, making it Asias tallest mural. Photographs in the book show the work in progress, as well as its context situated against the backdrop of Busans skyscrapers. Blurring Boundaries is an intimate photographic look at ECBs process, body of work and the people who inspire him.USD$39.95
192 pages, hardcover- Boris Hoppek is known as the creator of the Bimbo Dolls series. In addition to humorous new photo installations starring his Bimbos, the book includes a broad selection of Hoppek's fanciful portraits in chalk and spray paint that can be seen in the streets of cities from Barcelona to Berlin. These are supplemented by images of his work on cardboard boxes as well as numerous illustrations and sketches. Rather than approach his art theoretically, Hoppek simply does what he likes to do. This method gives all of his work an aura of childlike authenticity. The combination of amusing motifs and an attractive, handy format make this book an ideal gift.USD$29.95
Beginning in July 2009, the Fondation Cartier will be hosting an exhibition that celebrates street art. The show and the accompanying catalogue first reexamine the birth and evolution of the graffiti movement in New York in the early 1970s, and feature documentation from that time, including press clips and photographs of tags and graffiti by artists such as Lee, Seen, and Lady Pink, among others. The book then explores the explosion of creativity worldwide that followed the New York movement, especially in Paris, which became the nerve center for European graffiti in the 1980s. It juxtaposes the different aesthetics of cities like New York, Paris, London, Berlin, and Sao Paulo, highlighting styles specific to each city and the diverse practices of contemporary artists who began in the graffiti movement. There are interviews with artists who influenced the development of street art and with others, such as gallery owners, who were involved in its evolution.
Product Details:Paperback: 240 pagesPublisher: Thames & Hudson (September 16, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0500976953ISBN-13: 978-0500976951Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 0.1 x 1.4 inchesUSD$63.00
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 coverUSD$34.95
The Swiss Brainfart Crew presents the 5th edition of their mag with some super fancy gadgets. The Brainfart Sticker Magazine contains 99 stickers in comic style by 8 international and national artists.
Besides some articles about the highlights of the previous year you also get 2 colouring pages. Sticker bomb away!USD$23.95
144 pages, softcover- The art of graffiti is alive and well in this English city by the sea, where the city and artists are working together to turn what was considered a public nuisance into a legitimate and treasured part of the Brighton experience. In page after page of powerful images, the authors present a pictorial evolution of street art, displaying an incredible range of styles and talents. This book documents the history of Brighton graffiti, from the first crude tags that were meant to defile to the dazzling murals painted on the seawalls which extend along the coast, drawing graffiti crews from all over the world. These photographs are interspersed with quotes from the most important graffiti artists who have worked in Brighton. What emerges is an inspiring example of graffiti as a valid, respected, and treasured art form within the town.USD$29.95
254 pages, hardcover. Broken Windows - Graffiti NYC documents the flowering of the graffiti movement of the post-train era, and this newly revised 2010 edition has been completely redesigned with 70 more pages and many new photographs. In the 1980's graffiti was pushed out of the subways as the trains were cleaned once and for all. In the 1990's, much of the graffiti action in New York migrated to the city's walls, enabling the 'writers' to execute more refined and concept-driven large-scale pieces. By the end of decade, this new medium was being used to great effect. Photographers James & Karla Murray took great pains to faithfully capture an unprecedented re-birth of the movement, documenting the most significant murals created between 1996 - 2001. Broken Windows contains insightful interviews, an extensive selection of women s' graffiti, and features the work of more than 180 artists from The United States, Germany, France, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Italy, and Norway.USD$39.95
Even if you've never held a brush in your hand, you can master the graceful art of fine calligraphy with the expert guidance of Brush Lettering. Brush calligraphy offers unlimited potential for creating an array of hand-lettered treasures. Now you can produce beautiful invitations, greeting cards, and certificates, distinctive stationery, unique posters and brochures, innovative logotypes, professional-quality headlines, elegant fabric designs, and much more. Marilyn Reaves and Eliza Schulte take you step by step through the techniques of brush lettering with the edged brush and pointed brush, dispensing invaluable advice on tools, media, and design. For beginners, students, hobbyists, or anyone involved in graphic design, Brush Lettering is a complete and authoritative how-to-manual.
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
224 pages, Hardcover
7" X 9"
An inveterate traveler, painter of walls and canvases alike, sculptor of deranged toys and a fan of the color pink, the enigmatic artist Buff Monster surprises and amuses in all mediums. In his latest monograph, Stay Melty, Buff collects his works in progress, paintings, murals, posters, stickers, Melty Misfits trading cards and toys. As it’s hard to keep up with this energetic artist’s output, fans will be grateful to find much of his recent work in one compact volume. Buff Monster grew up in Hawaii, lived and worked in Los Angeles and currently resides in New York City.USD$29.95
128 pages, hardcover- Artist and author Caleb Neelon (SONIK) began his graffiti career like anyone else, but the Cambridge, Massachusetts native took a hard right and caught a flight out of town. Deliberately ignoring the obvious global centers of New York, Los Angeles, and London, Caleb painted subject matter close to his heart while making a street presence in places like Kathmandu, Sao Paulo, and Tegucigalpa. Across, around, and in between five continents, indoors and out, Caleb has pulled off some unique, colorful, and heartfelt work both alongside collaborators like Os Gemeos and Andrew Schoultz, as well as in streets where he is the first foreigner – let alone street painter – to wander in quite some time. Featuring heartfelt travel stories going beyond the artwork to the socio-political situations that surround them, as well as the large-scale gallery installations of Caleb’s from venues such as the Boston Center for the Arts, Caleb Neelon’s Book of Awesome provides an overview of the work of this diverse and distinctive artist.USD$24.95
144 pages, hardcover- Artist Niels "Shoe" Meulman gained international fame as the graffiti artist “Shoe” from Europe’s legendary Crime Time Kings and has since gone on to become an acclaimed Dutch calligrapher, typographer and designer. He explores the contours of words as images in "Calligraffiti" - his hybrid art form which blends calligraphy and graffiti. 'Calligraffiti - the graphic art of Niels "Shoe" Meulman' is an impressive publication showcases a fine selection of artworks by Meulman as he presents for our viewing pleasure a wonderful series of fast phrases and upbeat witticisms in the form of captivating typographic masterpieces. Every spread offers two interacting visuals. This interplay of contrasts, such as ‘idea-execution’ or ‘rise-fall’, makes this volume much more than a collection of the artist's best work; it unveils the basis of all graphic art. The book also includes an essay by esteemed writer Adam Eeuwens tracing Meulman's creative progression as well as a foreword written by John Langdon the highly regarded symbologist and ambigram specialist known for his work Dan Brown’s ‘Angels & Demons’ and perspicacious comments from Meulman himself sprinkled throughout.USD$29.95
Posing is the art of self-expression. It comprises appearance, fashion, accessories and the art of arranging the body or face in a good pose. Cause We Got Style! is a collection of early European hip hop pose photos.
Information about the new American youth culture was still hard to come by, and the youths of Europe had to work out their own ways. Together with graffiti, breakdance, rapping and djing, clothes and attitude were the means of expression. You had to be innovative and use what was available, add details and make your own accessories in orderto stand out and look fresh!
Most of the photos in Cause We Got Style! are snapshots taken by kids on their way to a concert, next to a freshly painted graffiti piece, in the street or in the bedroom. The result is as charming as it is revealing. This is a glimpse into a very private photo album, dusted off after years of lying around in the closet.
Cause We Got Style! shows photos of unknown teenagers as well as now well-known artists like Goldie, Mode 2, Can 2 and Bando. It contains texts by Akim “Zebster” Walta, D.D.Fresh, Queen Hanifa, Mr Puppet and Dan Tikaret among others.
An astonishing document of the early days of European hip hop!
Size: 22x28x2 cm
Cover: Hard cover
Release date: 2011
Legendary artist Chaz Bojorquez is a student of the world and an American treasure all at once. In this stunning monograph, Bojorquez’s artistic progression is revealed one decade at a time, beginning in the 1970s. His early interest in Los Angeles’s native ‘Cholo’ style graffiti writing was later tempered by his work in Asian calligraphy and his studies at Chouinard Art Institute. As the book unfolds through the decades, the diversity and range of Bojorquez’s work becomes evident: street graffiti, paintings, logos, type intensive graphic design work and forays into cinema and fashion are all executed to the highest level. The illustrations are accompanied by fascinating stories about how Chaz started as an artist and includes an in-depth interview with Amanda Erlanson. Los Angeles art critic Peter Frank also contributes an essay in the telling of this artist’s fascinating life story.USD$59.95
Children of the Can: Bristol Street Art and Graffiti is the follow-up to 2008's hugely successful Children of the Can: 25 Years of Bristol Graffiti. What started out as a straightforward second edition quickly took on a life of its own and has grown into a new project. Since the initial publication of Children of the Can the Bristol graffiti scene has seen the emergence of many new artists and events, cementing Bristol's status as one of the UK and Europe's most influential cities in the street art movement.
With more than 60 added pages and more than 20 new artists and events Children of the Can: Bristol Graffiti and Street Art gives a comprehensive A- Z of some of the biggest names in Bristol graffiti. Including: 3D, Banksy, Cheo, China Mike, Filthy Luker, FLX, Haka, Inkie, Jeff Row, Jody, Lokey, Mr.Jago, Mudwig, Nick Walker, Rowdy, Sickboy, Soker, What Collective, Will Barras, The Z-Boys and many more
Author Felix 'FLX' Braun started writing graffiti in the mid-80s and grew up with the Bristol scene painting alongside the likes of Inkie and Nick Walker. He continues to live and paint in the city and has unrivalled access to the artists and their work. Here, they tell their stories in their own words. Many of the images in Children of the Can have never before been published and many have been provided from the artists' sketchbooks and private collections. The book is the definitive collection of Bristol graffiti, containing several hundred images.
Hardcover, 352 pagesUSD$44.95
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 StewartUSD$19.95
128 pages, hardcover- The work of the world’s top street artists on the Israeli-Palestinian separation barrier. Banksy was the first, but far from the only, international street artist to work on the separation barrier. Concrete Messages makes pieces and powerful messages from artists like Banksy, Swoon, JR, Faile, Blu and Ron English available to a wide audience. By combining pictures with interviews, Concrete Messages shows more of well-known local and international street artists than just their work.USD$29.95
272 pages, softcover- A phenomenal new collection from the creators of God Made Dirt, and Dirt Don't Hurt and God Made Dirt, and Dirt Don't Hurt - Visual Journal Project, Convergence presents six contemporary artists united by a uniqueness of vision, storytelling ability and a generosity of artistic spirit. Five of the artists hail from San Francisco, one from Brooklyn; all inhabit hidden worlds, real or imaginary, from fantastic alien realms to the frenetic landscape of the modern day commuter. Then there's the world of DJs and DJ culture and those crazy lands inhabited by deconstructed robotic animals. All are worlds we enter with voyeuristic glee, happily immersing ourselves in the ''otherness'' we find therein.USD$29.95
Prefaced by Mode2, Cosmonometry is the first monograph dedicated to the artist Pro 176, an active member of the CP5, GT, UB and RTZ crews, to name a few. The book motions from his beginnings in the 90’s to nowadays, exploring the universe of this artist rooted in Graffiti culture. Throughout the pages, his cosmic murals, his sketches and canvases show Pro176’s evolution towards what is now commonly called “Galactik Style”. Cosmonometry is his relentless research in letter geometry. Trough over 400 visuals and essays on his arts, the artist gives us the full generosity of his art. The reflections of prestigious contributors such as Skeme, Oeno, Cope2 or Jay1, amongst others, emphasize his own words. Diksa: “Pro176 doesn’t follow the Hype, rather staying away from it. He is more interested in creating his own dimension, where heroes, super villains, creatures, wizards and witches mingle together.” Or furthermore, David Pluskwa: “Today, his deconstructions, dislocations and surprising acrylic transformations place him in the lineage of Roy Lichtenstein or Gudmundur Erró. To this day, he is one of his most renowned successors. All texts are in French and English. First Pro176’s monography 21 x 29,7 cm / 256 pages / Full color / Hard cover / French – English USD$49.95
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
Since the release of Crack & Shine - London's first graffiti book, publisher Fred Forsyth and photographer Will Robson-Scott have been scouring the globe to bring together some of the world's most notorious and prolific writers for the next instalment - Crack & Shine International.USD$54.95
Artist duo DABSMYLA staged their most ambitious exhibition ever in the fall of 2015. Their installation takeover of a 4,000 square foot building in Los Angeles will go down in history. The building, a workplace on the site of the storied Modernica furniture facility, was fully transformed as DABSMYLA lavished its interior and exterior with their newest paintings, sculptures, installations and exclusive furnishings. From limited-edition fiberglass shell chairs and hand-painted ceramics to custom-built lighting installations, each and every element was designed and created exclusively for duo’s collaboration with Modernica, fully utilizing the factory’s extensive technical capabilities. Before and Further is inspired by the the individual life experiences of DABSMYLA, and explores their mystical union and shared balance of love, creativity, friendship and sexuality. The significance of two becoming one is most essential to DABSMYLA, in their work and even more importantly in their role as husband and wife. This edition is limited to 2,500 copies and features a 16 page section of drawings and sketches made in preparation for the exhibition.USD$24.95
Hardcover, 160 pages
Since 1984, Darco has left his name in spray paint on every surface he considered worthy of his mark and in just a handful of years he has become the leading trendsetter in European graffiti styles. Rigorously aesthetical and a true devotee of writing and lettering, Darco is a forerunner whose tortured style combines a burgeoning creativeness with typical Germanic meticulousness. Of Franco-German origins, Darco is an international graffiti artist who has travelled worldwide on a quasi-mystical quest for the perfect letter.
128 pages, Paperback- London based artist Dave the Chimp was one of the first street artists who went outside to paint with brushes and acrylic paint. Since 1996 Dave has been extremely prolific in the streets and galleries and has channeled his talent and passion for skating toward designing skateboards for German Skateboard label Hessenmob.
His original style and bold black lines, all hand painted, are humorous, often incorporating lighthearted social commentary. He has painted public service announcements against smoking, “get out the vote” posters, and is often referred to as a “positive” graffiti artist who is just trying to bring a smile to his neighbor’s faces and some beauty to his run down neighborhood.
However humble his aspirations, Dave the Chimp has managed to have an impact around the world with his art. Included is an interview with the artist and many examples of his fine work on walls as well as graphic projects.
Dave the Chimp is the second publication in the Part of Rebellion Series, monographs focusing on artists from the groundbreaking Art of Rebellion and Art of Rebellion 2 first published in 2004.USD$19.95
This is the illustrated story of New York artist Chris Daze Ellis’s successful transition from the subways to international studios and galleries. Follow his 30 year career from his days as a teenage graffiti writer to his current life as a professional painter, mentor, and family man. This book, with more than 250 photographs, is a journey tracking the seminal moments in Daze’s life that shaped his art. View his aesthetic evolution, from “Graffiti High” (New York’s High School of Art and Design) and an “unsanctioned” street art phase to exhibitions with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Train photos from the 1970s and ’80s, a broad representation of Daze’s studio and mural works, and personal photos guide the reader through an artistic portfolio spanning five decades. Contributions by graffiti writer Jay “J.SON” Edlin and essayist Claire Schwartz, and a foreword by graffiti historian and chronicler Sacha Jenkins complete this volume..
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 269 color images | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351051 | Binding: hard coverUSD$34.99
Widely revered as the “artists’ gallerist,” Jonathan LeVine has nourished a much needed alternative viewpoint within the stilted New York art market. In the pages of Delusional, readers will discover the fascinating backstory that brought this punk kid from Trenton to the hallowed gallery walls of Chelsea.
LeVine began his career in the arts publishing a fanzine in the 1980s and then curating shows at diverse venues in the 90s. By the turn of the millennium, LeVine had opened up Tin Man Alley, his own gallery located in New Hope, and then Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Jonathan LeVine Gallery was officially launched in New York City in 2005. Since then, LeVine has brought his considerable talents to bear, focusing on work influenced by illustration, comic books, graffiti, street art and pop culture imagery.
Levine’s featured artists tend to share a strong figurative and narrative inclination and include Doze Green, Shepard Fairey, Audrey Kawasaki, Gary Baseman, Camille Rose Garcia, Tara McPherson, Josh Agle (aka Shag) and a long list of other esteemed artists*.
Lavish illustrations throughout complete the package.
256 pages, Hardcover, 8 1/2'' x 11'' (216 x 279 mm)
350 color illustrations, EnglishUSD$34.95
400 pages, Hardcover: From a colossal work of archives, from 1984 to today, and with a thorough knowledge of the discipline and its masters, in 400 pages, the author speaks with many of the major players in this mysterious and underground scene. More than 1200 photos, documents, newspaper articles. Testimony of officials, inspectors of the RATP and photographers. A journey into a world unknown and fantasy, of lives dedicated to a prohibited activity that does not pay. The book also offers, a reflection on art, the position of the artist, the understanding of the law and forbidden, and the consequences of the creation, its place in life .. .USD$44.95
Explore the geography of genius in Desperately Seeking B**ksy, a pocket-sized, smaller sibling of Where’s B**ksy that illuminates the interaction between artist and space. Where its predecessor featured in-depth analysis of each piece displayed, Desperately Seeking B**ksy offers accessibility and brevity for the more casual fan. The maps are streamlined, and analysis has been replaced by individual quotes that offer insight into the inspiration behind each piece. The artwork selection is up-to-the-minute, featuring 2017’s Bridge Farm Primary School and The Walled Off Hotel.With a size and price point perfect for gifting or impulse buying, it makes Banksy’s work available to a wider audience than ever before.Like the other titles in the Desperately Seeking series, Desperately Seeking B**ksy looks at a major cultural icon from a brand-new perspective, providing context for his work and legacy.USD$16.95
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 ppISBN13: 9780764346880 | Binding: hard coverUSD$50.00
This softcover book is an in-depth view of a recent collaborative group exibition entitled DIALOGUE- LONG DISTANCE by the two talented German graffiti artists Markus Genesius and Mirko Reisser, better known as WOW123 and DAIM. These two artists are part of the same generation of graffiti in the '80s, and have painted together and known each other for a very long time. A great collaboration book, tons of style in here.
Paperback with Doublecover, English/German.
Publisher: Open Space Edition, Bremen / Germany (2017)
160 pages, 27 x 21 x 1,2 cm.
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 pagesUSD$39.95
Hardcover, 160 pages
The first volume is dedicated to the work of the Parisian writer Dize. His ability to draw simple styles and original tags, the diversity in his search for letters and his numerous collaborations in big scenes are reasons to focus on the talented writer. Inevasible and respected by his community, Dize practises both classical and innovative graffiti all at once, keeping the energy and the soul of the 70s pioneers who bombed the New York subway cars. This book details several aspects of his work in 3 parts. The first part, starting from his debut in 1989 to this year, shows his influences and evolution, from his first tags on the school desks to his fresh banging wildstyles. Dize’s important meetings and other events are displayed in full color pictures. The second part is focused on his production since the year 2000. A large and detailed view of his work from the last four years: tags, throw ups, pieces and “work in progress” pictures are commented upon and analysed by Dize and his partners. The last part displays his inside world, sketches, canvases, calligraphic and typographic experiences; a journey through the mind of a writer.USD$29.95
Among the famous graffiti artists from New York City’s 1970s subway era was an unassuming talent from the unassuming borough of Queens. The Italian-American rock and roller who wrote “DON 1 MAFIA” blasted onto the scene like a meteorite out of nowhere. His influence on this art form transcended the inner city and he became a legend and a household name. But his descent from the top of this name game, a result of the hedonistic lifestyle of New York City at the time, was just as swift, and for years DON1 has lived in obscurity. Fortunately, as a photographer studying at the prestigious school of Art and Design, DON1 documented his iconic work, along with that of his well known contemporaries, using his trusted 35mm camera. This penetrating work takes the reader inside the supernova that was DON1′s creative life with nearly 200 never before seen graffiti photos of the most undocumented NYC train lines and an even rarer glimpse at work from his black book.
Size: 12″ x 9″ | 222 b/w & color photos | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764345005 | Binding: hard coverUSD$29.95
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 coverUSD$39.95
136 pages, hardcover- I dare anyone who has been to Italy, and especially Milan, in the past 10 years to claim that they have never seen the word 'DUMBO' written on the city walls. It's impossible Here, the artist behind those five obsessively repeated letters--who has brought the question art or vandalism to a country better known for its Renaissance painting and streamlined design--reveals himself and the enigmatic art underground that has nurtured him over the last decade. Photographs depicting the clandestine routines of graffiti writing for Italy's most popular street artist accompany almost 200 color pictures of Dumbo's work all over Italy and Europe. Artist Barry McGee--who honored Dumbo in a piece done for the European opening of the American street art show Beautiful Losers--says in a preface here, Dumbo represents everything right in this world by doing everything we are told is wrong.USD$34.95
In December of 2006, there was a three-day art show called Wooster on Spring featuring nearly 100 well known street artists from all over the planet. The event was to celebrate Eleven Spring Street, a key destination for international street art. Featured in the show was famous artist Shepard Fairey, as well as artists Swoon, JR, prune, Doze Green, above among others. This book celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Wooster on Spring show. If you like street art, this book is for you.USD$39.95
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, hardcoverFormat: 21 x 26cmLanguage: English & NorwegianPublisher : Kontur PublishingUSD$31.95
128 pages, softcover. Third edition in this remarkably successful series is devoted to one of the greats of the Dutch and European street art scene, Erosie. Active since 1993, Erosie has developed a totally unique style that in his own words "...looks for parallels between and the nuances of the graffiti-codes, the illustrated image, commercial visual language and the traditions of art..." His goals are to use, confirm, deny or question these fields visually and/or conceptually in the quest to define his own personal visual language, which is a mixture of street art and pop art. He uses humor, mixes graffiti lettering with typography, challenges us with puns and wordplay and his illustrative style is a cross between Edward Gorey and Robert Crumb — think no further than the headless chicken or the two rappers, Jay-Z and Nas, battling it out in cartoon form.USD$19.95
Ex Animo is the most complete collection of the work
of Faith 47. Faith 47 is a self-taught artist, everything she
has learned comes from the street. Faith was born in the
graffiti world and was a very active writer in South Africa
until she started traveling and painting in the streets of the
world, especially in problematic places that needed media
attention. Anyone can make art in the streets, but a rare few
create socially impactful content, and there is no denying
that Faith’s work has transformed perspectives among
her global audience. Her name Faith symbolizes her trust
and hope in humanity, symbolizes the trust with which she
navigates through the world, and her name reaches beyond
identity, becoming symbolic of a motivation to create art
for progress. Following Murakami, Faith writes “We need to
stop the debates on our age and open our hearts so that
we can see better”. With the contribution of Kristin Farr
of Juxtapoz and more than 150 color images, Ex Animo
presents itself as the most comprehensive anthology of
the work of the South African artist Faith 47.
- Hardcover: 232 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.2 x 11.4 inches
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.USD$19.95
Initially recognized for her unique graffiti and street artwork, Faith 47 is a self-taught artist who draws inspiration from her own intuitive political and existential questions. Her art takes on the form of metaphor. Both abstract and definitive in meaning, plucking at our heartstrings in harmonious and sometimes dark tones as she paints.Faith's images thrive on broken-down cars and old factories, dusty side roads of lost towns and inner-city alleyways. Her deep affinity with lost spaces allows her to gracefully bring attention to the most honest and humble of environments. Her interactions resonate with our fragility and our elusive relationship with dreams, memory, human interaction and urban decay.Faith has established herself internationally, exhibiting her work in galleries and participating in projects across the globe. Despite this she remains rooted in South Africa, where the soil is red and her blood feels comfortably and peacefully on edge.
- Format: 23,5 x 16cm (9.25 x 6.3inch) 128 full color pages
- Photographs: 135 photos & illustrations
- Paperback / limited collector’s edition
72 pages, hardcover.These images represent the European cities of Palermo, Istanbul, Budapest, Paris and Berlin through their surface markings. In five sequences of closely related photographs Sinclair takes characteristic features of the urban landscape - the park, the subway station, the street, the cemetery and the bridge - to explore the interaction between a city and its citizens as recorded in graffiti. Yet the visible effects of weather and the passage of time acknowledge the ultimate ephemerality of this human activity, lending the images an elegiac quality and their subject the aspect of a natural process. In this, the second in a trilogy of books to examine the surfaces of European cities, we are invited to look at graffiti anew: not as aggressive intrusions, but rather as part of an ongoing, collaborative transformation of the modern city.USD$44.95
Sit back, relax and take a tour around our planet again. The third volume of the Flight Mode series exclusively consists of writer specials like and presents only high quality content in a clean layout – this time only thicker and with a hard cover.
Book including specials with Minor, Pubes, Skel, Gomer, Sior, Cherokee, Noee, Xray, Edward Nightingale and more.
Format: 200×240 mm
Released: March 2018USD$35.95
"The idea of style and competing for the best style is the key to all forms of rockin'." – Style Wars, 1983. Are subcultures, like graffiti, floating free in their own space, or are they connected to the rest of society? In Forms of Rockin’, graffiti styles are connected to graphic design and other popular culture expressions such as music, fashion, photography, industrial design and movies for the first time. Anssi Arte analyses some of the most powerful visual symbols of the 1970s, 80s and 90s and compares design, typography and graffiti styles. The visual styles of James Brown, Blade Runner, the Memphis group and grunge music all appear together with classic fonts and graffiti writers. The clear yet analytical narrative and carefully crafted visualizations make it appealing to both graphic design aficionados as well as graffiti enthusiasts. But Forms of Rockin’ is more than that. This is a must for everybody interested in contemporary popular culture and design history. Forms of Rockin' traces and defines the stylistic conventions in graffiti letterforms that have become iconic and globally acknowledged ideals. From the early New York tags to the mid-1990s ugly-fresh styles of Scandinavia, Forms of Rockin’ tells the story of how popular culture and graffiti styles influences each other.USD$29.95
Over 400 eye-popping photos provide a decade-long tour of graffiti in New York City. Walls, trucks, and subway cars are featured with graffiti by the crews X-Men, KD, TNB, 156, RIS, AOK, TC-5, FAME CITY, COD, XTC, TFP, MCI, IF, DYM, 718, TD4, SMART, TATS CRU, FLY-ID, GFR, AKB, and many more.
Because New York City has made a concerted effort to remove graffiti from the city, the images captured here will never be seen again. Walls were repainted and some buildings were demolished, keeping graffiti crews working fast to keep ahead of the trend. The author worked even faster to capture their ephemeral efforts.
If you have a fascination with urban life and colorful expression, this book is definitely for you.
- 176 pages
Softcover, 17x24cm, 440 pages
The new edition of From Style Writing to Art takes one of DRAGO’s most popular titles and adds a new and improved cover and an entirely new section with 16 extra pages dedicated to the street-art scene in China.USD$39.95
This is a nostalgic, visual account of the best time and place to be a graffiti writer. In the 1980s, brothers Kenny, a.k.a. KEY, and Paul, a.k.a. CAVS, immersed themselves in the graffiti scene in the Boogie Down Bronx, dutifully photographing hundreds of pieces on now-discontinued MTA subway cars and capturing their proud comrades before, during, and after the act. “Bombing” “White Elephants” with their pilot markers and documenting them with their cameras, which they always carried, they were on the ride of their lives―until 1989, when the last painted train was removed from service. Tags by names like QUIK, IZTHEWIZ, and many others appear here in color exposures, and dozens of artists share stories and drop knowledge with no filter. A foreword by graffiti historian Henry Chalfant, coproducer of Style Wars―the seminal documentary on New York graffiti and hip-hop culture―kicks things off.d coverUSD$34.95
See the New York City transit system at a time the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has tried hard to forget. In the early ’80s, graffiti writer Paul Cavalieri, who writes “CAVS,” was drawn to the colorful tags on trains. He started learning train schedules so he could snap works by many writers of the time. This is a compilation of subway graffiti from 1983 to 1989, when the MTA announced that its fleet was entirely graffiti-free. More than 325 color photos capture everything from motion-bombed train interiors riddled with pilot marker tags to epic works covering whole exteriors, top to bottom. Artists tell their tales of adventure throughout and reminisce about working on live third rails, navigating the complex subway system to find their works, and witnessing graffiti’s gradual disappearance from the trains. This book presents a nostalgic look at 1980s New York City and the street artists that gave it soul.
Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 325+ color photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764337239 | Binding: hard coverUSD$39.95
Future/Memory is a book about the exhibition with the same name, organized in Dresden, Germany at HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden, during the summer of 2013.
The book shows the nature of the work of artists like Boogie, Martha Cooper, Cody Hudson and Horfée - artists that all stems from, and get their inspiration from street culture and urban environment.
The artists express their creativity in different techniques and on different subjects. Wasted objects lying in the street are turned into sculptures; images of children playing in the Bronx are transformed into timeless testimonies of the 1980s. Graffiti are converted into abstract and conceptual art, and a blank wooden wall becomes a contemporary vision of an archaic altar.
Future/Memory condenses images of the past and the future taken from human urban surroundings and enlightens the importance of the artistic dialogues, their gestures and energy of street life.
Most of the exhibited works were created on site, ranging from painting, photography, sculpture, installations and conceptual art.
Future/Memory is an innovative and exciting dialogue between street culture and contemporary art featuring some of the most internationally renowned artists and photographers.
The artists featured in Future/Memory are Boogie, Martha Cooper, Horfée, Cody Hudson, HuskMitNavn, Cleon Peterson, Jay “One” Ramier, Skki and SuperBlast
There’s no glory without attitude. And so Wholetrain Press opens a new editorial era to improve the depth of the Glorious project, taking it to the next level: ATTITUDE. If Glorious was an overview of work from the most active Italian (and not) trainbombers, Glorious ATTITUDE instead is a series of special monographic-books dedicated to the most worthy exponents of the made-in-Italy graffiti world. ATTITUDE is also a report documented through exclusive pics and statements which, chapter after chapter, create a sort of personal diary. Somehwere between déjà vu and sensations to which only those who have spent nights in rail yards can relate, Glorious ATTITUDE accompanies a continuously evolving phoenomenon, focusing on its main characters one at a time, in order to express every trainbomber’s subculture. The first book in the series comes from the ML’S crew and features Cook, an eclectic monster of the commuter-battle who has been for years setting on fire the northern Italy lines in particular. He is a character in a class of his own and as real a writer as they come. ATTITUDE offers a cross section made of pure style, lettering, colour and steel. Merry trainspotting to everybody.USD$31.95
Graffiti South Africaby Cale WaddacorIn 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 ppISBN13: 9780764346576 | Binding: hard coverUSD$45.00
In 1973, graffiti ran rampant in NYC, reaching its peak that summer. The work of black writers from the Bronx like SUPER COOL 223, RIFF 70 (WORM/CASH), and PHASE 2 defined the art which the kids called Top-to- Bottom or T-to-B, as it vertically covered a full subway car. Some T-to-B pieces were so elaborate and complex that the NYT hypothesized that they were a collaboration between professional artists and the graffiti writers. Here are photos from that heady era.USD$35.95
Classic graffiti lettering and experimental typographical forms lie at the heart of street culture and have long inspired designers in many different fields. But graffiti artists, who tend to paint the same letters of their tag again and again, rarely design complete alphabets.
Claudia Walde spent over two years collecting alphabets by 154 artists from thirty countries to show the many different styles and approaches to lettering within the graffiti and street art cultures. All of the artists have roots in graffiti. Some are world renowned such as 123 Klan (Canada), Faith47 (South Africa), and Hera (Germany); others are lesser known or only now starting to emerge.
Each artist received the same instructions: design all twenty- six letters of the Latin alphabet within the limits of a single page of the book. How they approached this task and selected the media with which to express their ideas was entirely up to them, and the results encompass not just street art but sketches, sculpture, digital art, and photography.USD$29.95
The traditional letter-based writing that appeared on the streets of Philadelphia and New York over forty years ago has evolved into two distinct disciplines. While both thrive illegally and challenge the concept of public space, the new wave of street art puts greater emphasis on figures, abstraction, symbols and formal techniques.This incisive and highly readable survey traces the evolution of graffiti and street art and explores the motivations and practices of the leading exponents. Terms and language are examined in detail – from tags and throwies to culture jamming and subvertising – along with their many influences and genres.Uniquely, Graffiti and Street Art analyses not just the work, but the functions of graffiti and street art and their increasingly important role in urban visual culture. The picture that emerges is a rich celebration of two of the defining art movements of the twenty-first century.Anna Wacławek began researching graffiti and street art in the late 1990s, travelling extensively in Canada and the USA as well as Japan, China, Poland, Germany, the UK, France and Spain to conduct first-hand analysis. She holds several professional qualifications in art history and currently works at Concordia University, Montreal, in the Department of Art History.
ISBN 978050020407821.00 x 15.00 cmPaperback208ppWith 211 illustrationsFirst published 2011USD$23.00
With quotes from the key players, including JAZZ and the Brazilian twins OS GEMEOS, this book traces the story of Argentina’s vibrant but little-known graffiti scene – from the beginnings of graffiti in the 1990s and artists’ city escapades, to the underground use of tags, train graffiti and political paintings, and the sketches and designs that have come off the street to influence the whole visual culture of this exciting country.ISBN 978050051441217.00 x 26.70 cmPLC (no jacket)152ppWith over 500 colour illustrationsFirst published 2008USD$28.00
128 pages, softcover- firsthand survey of the most original graffiti scene to emerge in the past decade. Brazil's graffiti captivates with entirely fresh ideas, techniques, and messages: from the startling achievements of internationally renowned twin-brother painters Os Gemeos to the visual powers of the ubiquitous daredevil Pichadores. Whether one's taste is for extraordinary creative extremes amid urban deprivation, or for crafted murals at their most elaborate, Graffiti Brasil offers both stunning photography and in-depth history and insight. From the author of Stencil Graffiti and Street Logos.USD$22.45
144 Pages, Hardcover.
A Burner is a piece of graffiti that is so good that it burns everything else around it. In other words, it is the best. In cities worldwide, graffiti art is constantly being taken to higher levels. The will to burn all resistance, to outdo all the others, brings about unexpected and amazing results. Graffiti Burners shows us how techniques have been refined and letter construction distorted, how colour combinations have blossomed and concepts developed. The competition for mastery is burning hot! In addition to amazing pictorial material, several of the writers talk about their pieces and what burners mean to them. Moreover, they offer tips and guidance to those who want to do a burner of their own. Graffiti Burners offers a unique opportunity to acquaint oneself with the progress of the last few years; to be inspired and impressed. In Graffiti Burners the world’s foremost writers show us their favourite works. In short, the best of the best! Aroe (UK), Bates (DK), Bio (USA), Kacao77 (D), OsGemeos (BR), Rime (USA), Scan (CA) and Suiko (JP) are just a few of the contributors to the book.USD$29.95
A rich source of inspiration for anyone interested in do-it-yourself culture. Graffiti Cookbook is a guide to the materials and techniques used within today's most creative and progressive art movement. In hundreds of pictures and illustrations and a dozen of interviews with some of the world's most famous artists the authors show how graffiti is made. From spray techniques and hand styles to tools and style analysis, Graffiti Cookbook takes us on a trip around the world in the search of the tricks and trades of graffiti writers. After hundreds of books filled with pictures of graffiti published in the last few years finally one is showing how the artists work. Graffiti Cookbook is filled with tips and examples of how to create your own piece, tag and throw up. These techniques can be used on all kinds of materials, textile, glass, metal, concrete or wood. Graffiti Cookbook gives an unique insight in the alternative art world and is a rich inspiration source for those interested in do-it-yourself-culture. Swet, Jurne, Mad C, Egs and Chob are some of the featured artists in the book.USD$19.95
Sabine Ullrich and Frank Pudel accompanied and studied the graffiti and street art scene in Mid-Germany Area with the photo camera for two years. All portrayed protagonists in this book share the same big passion: painting building facades with spray cans – sometimes socio-critical as a meditative act, sometimes inspired by baroque, spontaneous and artistically innovative or as a rewarded, commissioned piece. In many cases, their artworks are vanished, repainted or weather-beaten in a short time. What remains, is only the photo.• pages: 160 pages• format: hardcover 240 x 165 mm• ISBN 978-3-95462-521-5• Shoplink & PreviewUSD$29.95
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.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by AbramsUSD$37.50