1. Action Painting

    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.

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  2. Arabesque 2

    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.

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  3. Art Inconsequence book/DVD

    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.

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  4. Back Jumps - The Live Issue 3

    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.

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  5. Backflashes (Graffiti Tales)

    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.

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  6. BANKSY - You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat

    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.

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  7. Banksy in New York

    128 pages pages, Hardcover
    8” x 10”
    180 Illustrations, English
     
    Photographer 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.

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  8. Banksy Locations and Tours 2

    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.

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  9. Banksy's Bristol - Home Sweet Home

    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.

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  10. Beauty in Decay

    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.

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  11. Beauty in Decay II - The Art of Urban Exploration

    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, English

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  12. Berlin Street Art 2

    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.

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  13. Beyond Illustration

    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.

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  14. Beyond the Street

    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.

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  15. Blek le Rat - Getting Through the Walls

    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!

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  16. Blurring Boundaries

    208 pages, Softcover
    9 1/2 x 11 3/4"
    250 Illustrations, English
     
    Hendrick 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 artists 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 Asias tallest mural. Photographs in the book show the work in progress, as well as its context situated against the backdrop of Busans skyscrapers. Blurring Boundaries is an intimate photographic look at ECBs process, body of work and the people who inspire him.

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  17. Boris Hoppek Y Sancho Panza

    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.

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  18. Born in the Streets - Graffiti

    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 pages
    Publisher: Thames & Hudson (September 16, 2009)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0500976953
    ISBN-13: 978-0500976951
    Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 0.1 x 1.4 inches

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  19. Brighton Graffiti

    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.

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  20. Caleb Neelon - Book of Awesome

    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.

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  21. Came A Yeux (Alexone)

    208 pages, softcover- Came A Yeux is a compilation of AlexOne's work, from graffiti to street-art to canvases. Enter the world of one of the best graffiti artist from France.

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  22. Concrete & Me

    116 pages, softcover- The Concrete and me 2, is a bilingual (Hungarian and English) book presenting a fine/street art subculture that is trying to find new ways by experimenting with media and techniques inspired by the urban scenery within and beyond the city bounds. The book is a result of an international collaboration and features artworks from 12 countries of Europe. 108(IT), CKE(SK), FIONA(D), ANED(H), APL315(UKR), BLEZE(RU/CZ), MOSD(CZ), BUDE(H), D.Y.O CREW (IT), ELLA(PL), EREMITERNA DUO(FIN/ SWE), FRANKY(FIN), HOMER(UKR), HONET(FR), HOTSHOT(H), IOKE42(SLO), IP CREW(H), JOE83(PL), MASKER(CZ), OILERS GANG(RO), U.T. CREW(D)

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  23. Concrete Messages

    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.

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  24. Convergence

    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.

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  25. DARCO - Code Art

    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.

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