1. From Style Writing to Art (A Street Art anthology)

    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.

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  2. From The Platform 2 Book

    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 cover

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  3. From The Platform Book

    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 cover

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  4. Future/Memory

    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

    Size (cm):21,7x28
    Pages:166
    Language:English
    Binding:Hard Cover

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  5. Glorious Attitude

    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.

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  6. Graffiti and Street Art

    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 9780500204078
    21.00 x 15.00 cm
    Paperback
    208pp
    With 211 illustrations
    First published 2011

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  7. Graffiti Argentina

    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 9780500514412
    17.00 x 26.70 cm
    PLC (no jacket)
    152pp
    With over 500 colour illustrations
    First published 2008

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  8. Graffiti Brasil

    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.

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  9. Graffiti Burners

    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.

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  10. Graffiti ist Jazz mit Buchstaben

    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 & Preview

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

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


    Through personal interviews and over 275 full-color, previously unpublished photographs, the colorful origins of subway graffiti are brought to life.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

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

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  12. Graffiti Murals

    Six case studies, conducted in New York City, Trenton, and Jersey City, explore how graffiti murals are created and what role they play in cities where buffing illegal graffiti is a lucrative business. The author interviewed people affected on a daily basis by the murals at sites around the metropolitan area, including property owners who have welcomed the muralists in hopes that the artwork would serve as a deterrent to vandalism—and provide a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to buffing. This analysis, informed by cultural Marxism and supported by street photography, suggests a radical departure from traditional New York City policy: instead of spending money exclusively on the elimination of illegal graffiti, resources should also be devoted to the creation of graffiti murals. In the end, graffiti removal teams and mural promoters are pursuing the same goal: making the city a more visually appealing place.

    Size: 10″ x 7″ | 78 color photos | 144 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764348990 | Binding: hard cover

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  13. Graffiti Paris

    128 pages, hardcover- Graffiti artists in Paris, much like in New York and Los Angeles, have transformed urban spaces (sidewalks, metro stations, staircases, abandoned buildings) into showrooms that exhibit their work in all of its many mediums, from a proliferation of stickers to cleverly applied stencils to giant murals. In Graffiti Paris, Fabienne  takes readers on a tour of Paris's street art, and also discusses the variety of unique sources that inspire the artists, including the cave paintings at Lascaux, nineteenth-century Japanese blockprints, and comics.

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  14. Graffiti Photographers: United

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

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

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  15. Graffiti Planet

    128 pages, hardcover- Graffiti or "street art" has been a significant art form for more than 20 years, altering and shaping the urban landscape from Tokyo to Paris, Los Angeles to Sydney, Belfast to Berlin. Ever-changing and evolving, its anonymous, transient nature means it literally can appear one day and disappear the next. Yet out of this shifting mass of spray paint, some true stars have emerged—artists such as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Banksy—as well as countless unsung heroes who have taken the form to new heights. This book is a celebration of the endless creativity of the medium, featuring 100 glossy photos of groundbreaking graffiti from around the world, and including an introduction by the editor, Ket. It is a perfect introduction to the subject for anyone excited by this most vibrant and democratic of art forms.

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  16. Graffiti School - A Student Guide

    If you want to learn how to write graffiti this is the book you will need to give you endless style.

    Find out how to:

    - Design your own letter style
    - Use different effects to make your graffiti unique
    - Draw throw-ups
    - How to do funky fills
    - Paint wildstyle, bubblestyle and blockbusters
    - Handle a spray can, or marker
    - Get your work up safely and legally

    Teachers, this is the book you need if you want to teach graffiti.

    It contains:

    - Plans for lessons on graffiti - theory and practice
    - Practical advice for staging safe, hands-on graffiti lessons
    - Guidance on marking students' work
    - Resources covering the origins and cultural history of graffiti
    - Clear step-by-step explanations to suit students of all abilities
    - Exercises and solutions

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  17. Graffiti Tattoo Vol.2

    Survey of international artists that merge these two vivid art forms: graffiti art and tattoo. Documenting the transition that graffiti writers are increasingly making into the tattoo world, this is #2 in this definitive series. Since the 70s, graffiti artists have made the leap to become muralists, fashion designers, art directors, and now late tattoo artists. Similar to the graffiti movement, in which the artists battle with one another in the public eye to be the best and most respected, the same competitive spirit holds within the tattoo world. These tattoos are a language filled with graffiti style burners and characters that are a departure from the standard tribal design and sailor styles. While the first book allowed a rare glimpse into this movement, this much larger successor provides a full-blown compendium of these fantastic burners on skin. Includes the work of Blen167, Chucho, Franz Jager, Kaves, Jason Kundell, Logan, Norm, Sabe, and many others.

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  18. Graffiti Women

    232 pages, hardcover- From the author of the enourmously successful Graffiti World comes this spectacular follow-up celebrating the contributions of women to contemporary graffiti and street art. Female writers have always been in the forefront of the graffiti movement, though often shunted to the sidelines by their male counterparts. This exhaustive volume places them front and center, featuring 1,000 full-color illustrations from some of the world's most prominent artists, including Brazil's Nina, Japan's Sasu, Mexico's Peste, and the Americans Lady Pink, Swoon, and Miss 17. Two eight-page fold-out collages, a fold-out poster jacket, and an authoritative text round out the impressive package. The first and only comprehensive survey of its kind, this book is sure to attract and expand upon the wide and enthusiastic readership that made Graffiti World such a runaway success.

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  19. Graffiti World Updated Edition: Street Art from Five Continents

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

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

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  20. Grems

    240 pages, hardcover- Grems is a young French street painter, rapper, hip hop artist and designer. A man of many colours and voices, his art is provocative, creative, trendy and fashionable. His artistic signature features colourful clusters of hand-drawn signs and lettering, labels, bold graphics and graffiti. A rebel with a cause, Grems ...

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  21. Hand Lettering and Calligraphy

    This is the perfect practice paper sheets to improve your lettering skills or help you design your own hand lettering style. -The practice workbook includes 3 sections (Lined guide sheets, Alphabet practice sheets and Dot grid ) sheets to practice your lettering. -Contain over 100+ pages with size 8.5 x 11.

    • Paperback: 110 pages
    • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 16 2018)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1719213674
    • ISBN-13: 978-1719213677
    • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.6 x 27.9 cm

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  22. Hell on Earth - Stelios Faitakis

    160 pages, full color, hardcover

    Stelios Faitakis masterfully depicts modern subjects in a style reminiscent of iconic paintings of the Middle Ages. The young Greek artist´s perspectives are unsettling, his content provocative. Featuring the intensive use of the color gold and halos that has become his trademark, Faitakis´s powerful images take installation to a new level that shows how criticism of current social conditions can be combined with timeless spiritual intensity in innovative ways.

    Format: 
    24 x 30 cm
    Features: 
    160 pages, full color, hardcover
    Language: 
    English
    ISBN: 
    978-3-89955-384-0

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  23. Holy Shriiimp - The Bible vol 1

    This is the long awaited first book by Shriiimp  - Graffiti on Girls  More than 100 amazing pics from the best of Shriiimp.

    Softcover

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  24. How & Nosm - The Brazil Diaries

    The Brazil Diaries is an intimate look at the Perre twins aka How&Nosm, European graffiti artists and professional muralists residing in New York. There has been much interest in their new work. In times when a multitude of colors, techniques and effects tend to overcompensate for style, How&Nosm take the opposite approach. 
    125 pages, soft cover.

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  25. I NY

    128 pages, softcover- Over the past few years, street art has been enjoying an international boom. This book captures its development in New York City during that time. Seven years of first hand experience with the successes and failures of this unlawful occupation has given the author/photographer a personal and respectful connection to the subject. Evidence of that connection- and a visible passion for New York, comes through in the photographs. I NY acknowledges the significance of the beginner and the dabbler as well as the more recognized and committed artist.

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