HIMS: History Is Made In The Streets features hundreds of never-before-seen photographs cataloging an important transitional period of New York City subway graffiti.
This surprisingly inclusive collection features works from HIMS alongside some of graffiti's biggest names including Iz The Wiz, KAWS, SMASH 137, REVOK, NEKST and many more captured as these infamous graffiti writers moved from the subway to the streets.
HIMS spans a 20 year period, documenting a treasure trove of photos from the author's private collection. HIMS makes his presence known where its least expected not only in his home base in New York but as far and wide as Europe, Japan, Australia and beyond. This historic collection also features interviews and commentary from noted graffiti writers throughout the eclectic arc of graffiti history.USD$29.95
The Siberia book by Hendrik Beikirch deals with the Russia trip of the artist, who's an inherent part of the German street art and graffiti scene since the late eighties, as well as with its aesthetic outcomes.
Based on photographs and sketches Beikirch took in Siberia, the book documents the country and its people by drawings, paintings on canvas and murals. This time, Beikirch not just focuses on portraits, but widens the view on other details and themes.
A vibrant look at the celebrated artist and designer KAWS.
Multidisciplinary artist KAWS was first known for his work as a graffiti artist and his subersive approach to poular imagery on bus shelter and phone booth advertisements. This is the first comprehensive survey of the artist's body of work.
About The Author
Multidisciplinary artist KAWS was first known for his work as a graffiti artist and his subversive approach to popular imagery on bus shelter and phone booth advertisements. This is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s body of work.
Written by Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Contribution by Germano Celant
- Format: Hardcover
- Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
- Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features, its codes, and its language? How has its production, which was originally exclusively centered in the urban space, invaded galleries, bringing with it real popularity for some artists? These are some of the questions that Magda Danysz, a gallery owner and recognized expert on street art, answers with an easily comprehensible and entertaining style in this unique, richly illustrated anthology. This volume retraces the history of the genre from its beginnings in the mid-1970s to the current issues that surround it today. This historical journey is dotted with portraits of the big international names from the field and dives deep into one of the major currents of contemporary art.
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 8.8 inches
On 500 pages, limited to 1500 pieces and filled with love: the Tese Book of Love Book by the graffiti artists TESE, inhabitant of Hamburg. High-quality and well layouted pics of his best trains, pieces, and walls allaround the worls are presented in his book.
It is a love story, dedicated to his 25 years of graffiti and urban lifestyle.USD$46.95
Groundbreaking work by the world-renowned artist, TED Prize winner, Oscar nominee, and one of Time's 100 most influential people of 2018
A look inside one of JR's deeply compelling art projects: In 2018, contemporary art superstar JR brought his legendary photo truck to San Francisco to try and capture the essence of the city in words and images. More than 1,000 citizens posed for his camera and told their stories, and JR compiled their portraits into an astounding photographic mural, a portrait of the city that is installed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
- JR is a celebrated artist whose oversize black-and-white portraits adorn walls, streets, and rooftops around the world.
- The Chronicles of San Francisco features all the individual portraits and selected stories alongside behind-the-scenes photos, a foreword by Neal Benezra, and an introduction by JR.
"JR's colossal photographic mural, The Chronicles of San Francisco, is an exuberant celebration of democracy in an age when it could not be more needed or welcome... Humanity, in all its lovely messiness, is palpable."
–Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City
- Includes a 7 x 98 inch removable poster of the the entire mural
- Makes a great gift or treasured keepsake for JR's legions of fans and anyone who loves or lives in San Francisco
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
From the executive producer of the Year-Round Metal Enjoyment film comes the second printing of TLDL Vol. 1 in paperback format. The first publication of its kind to solely showcase the contemporary freight-train graffiti subculture photographed along the rail lines of New England, the book is also packed with trackside productions, missions in nearby tunnels, and life (and death) at the gravel's edge. It is an unbiased look at not only who is the "most up", but who is out there attempting this art form at all. Archival sections include contributions from Spek, Sept, and Learn. Among the hundreds of photographs are wisdoms and witticisms from twenty-five graffiti writers, along with insights from railworkers, and a foreword by legendary writer, Ichabod.
Featuring over 224 writers.192 pages.USD$34.95
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
After the success of LA Woman and LA Portraits , the famous West Coast street photographer Estevan Oriol releases This Is Los Angeles. From ‘homies’ to Hollywood, this definitive anthology depicts the city of Los Angeles in all its forms and captures 20 years of Oriol’s extraordinary career. The extensive portfolio charts the soul of Los Angeles, from portraits of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather and Lance Armstrong, to the counter-culture of the Latino world of tattoos and the dark reality of gangs. Captured in intriguing analogue b/w shots, these photographs offer an exclusive glimpse into LA ganglands normally hidden from the public eye. This Is Los Angeles is Estevan Oriol’s largest publication to date and showcases his most iconic images, as well as unseen work from his archive across over 200 pages.USD$88.95
The book begins with an overview of tools and materials, both traditional (pointed pen and fountain pen) and modern (including brush markers and chalk), then presents a visual glossary of letterforms, highlights the unique characteristics of the featured alphabets, and demonstrates how to draw letterforms to foster an understanding of how they’re created. The core chapters explore traditional, modern, and special effects lettering using a variety of mark-making tools, with in-depth how-to on adding flourishes and other special details, plus creative projects. There’s also an introduction to modifying and creating letterforms digitally, as well as practice sheets for the featured alphabets.
So whether you’ve never tried lettering before or you’d like to develop your skills and consider all your creative options, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy will guide and inspire you on your lettering journey.
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Publisher: Creative Publishing international (June 12, 2018)
- Publication Date: June 12, 2018
- Language: English
Martha Cooper has the reputation of beeing the first and foremost photographer of emering Hip Hop culture in New York City. Her book, HIP HOP FILES - Photographs 1979-1984, makes a significant part of her extensive and unique archive accessible for the first time. The book documents the beginning of the phenomenon, now known as Hip Hop. The publication of many of her photos in the early ´80s, disseminated the culture both at home and abroad.
Along with the photos are quotes and statements from the people appearing in them.
The book celebrates its 10th birthday in 2014 and was published in three different languages: german, english and french.
The book includes a thoughtful introduction by ZEPHYR as well as essays by CHARLIE AHEARN; PATTI ASTOR and POPMASTER FABEL, participants in the early Hip Hop scene.
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
For fifty years, graffiti and street art have been challenging conventions and stimulating debate around our perceptions of what constitutes art. As the genre enters its sixth decade, this ground-breaking book presents a new interpretation of where street art and graffiti are situated today. Introducing the concept of 'Intermural Art' - art in between the walls - Rafael Schacter presents a genre at a key moment of transition. While many street and graffiti artists are still challenging the orthodoxies of the public sphere, an increasingly large group are reshaping the field by no longer furtively entering the institution, no longer slavishly reproducing exterior works inside, but instead attempting to merge out and in to create a form that articulates graffiti, street and contemporary-art influences. Through forty profiles of the leading proponents of this new approach from around the globe, Rafael Schacter presents a compelling analysis for 'Intermural Art' while also showcasing some of the boldest work being made currently.USD$69.95
In August 2014 the French artist JR received an unprecedented invitation to work in the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, a building on the south side of the island that has been abandoned and closed to visitors since 1954. About ten percent of the millions of migrants who passed through Ellis Island, having been deemed not healthy enough to enter the United States, spent some time in the hospital. For Unframed―Ellis Island, documented in The Ghosts of Ellis Island, JR chose about 20 archival photographs of the hospital's patients and staff and wheat-pasted these images around the abandoned building, creating haunting scenes that bring the history of these rooms back to life: a family looking out at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, a small boy lying on an empty bed frame, patients staring out of the caged "psychopathic" ward. The work, which is accessible by guided tour, will remain up "until it decides to disappear." Along with images of JR's photographic interventions in the hospital, this publication includes new illustrations by legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who collaborated with JR on illustrated narratives about Ellis Island's immigrants.
JR (born 1983) is best known for his monumental, wheat-pasted street portraiture projects. His ongoing project Unframed involves installing archival images and images from anonymous photographers in new contexts. JR has carried out Unframed projects in Marseille, São Paulo, Vevey, Atlanta, Baden Baden and Washington, DC. In 2014 he worked inside the theater of the NYC Ballet creating a 6,500-square-foot composite image of NYCB dancers depicted nearly life-size that, when seen from above, forms a giant eye. JR won the TED Prize for 2011.
Art Spiegelman (born 1948) is an American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate based in New York City, best known for his graphic novel Maus (1991). His work as coeditor on the comics magazines Arcade and Raw has been influential, and he spent a decade as contributing artist for The New Yorkerwhere he made several high-profile and sometimes controversial covers.
- Hardcover: 112 pages
- Publisher: Damiani (May 26, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8862083955
- ISBN-13: 978-8862083959
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches
Perhaps the largest exhibition of street art ever attempted, Tour Paris 13 is the culmination of a movement that always strives for new forms of involvement from the viewer. Housed in a now-demolished 1950s-era nine-story apartment block near the Seine, 105 artists of 18 different nationalities created unique works in the interior as well as on the exterior of the building, allowing visitors access for only thirty days. The result was a pure, immersive experience that allowed artists free reign to indulge their creativity in an environment of open-mindedness and without commodification. This beautiful catalogue records the work of such urban art luminaries as A1One, Herbert Baglione, COPE2, Ethos, Peeta, Rea One, Seth, Stinkfish, Swoon, Vexta and Vhils.
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Albin Michel Editions; Bilingual edition (March 1 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 2226259031
- ISBN-13: 978-2226259035
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 3 x 31.8 cm
An overview of the 50 street artists and their works that matter today. With exclusive portraits and interviewsArtists include: David Walker, Banksy, Slinkachu, Mobstr, Vhils and many othersStreet Art Today offers a topical and contemporary overview of the most influential street artists and their work as well as the most important schools. The authors compiled this who's who of contemporary street art in collaboration with a range of artists. They take a close look at names such as Alexis Diaz, Ella & Pitr, JR, Faith47, Mobstr and SpY. Exclusive interviews, illuminating essays and a foreword by Martyn Reed make this book a must-read for anyone, experts or amateurs, interested in this increasingly popular art scene. 'Street Art Today is a taste of things past, a showcase of things present and a hint of things to come.'
The book features: 1010 - Aryz - Banksy - Biancoshock - Bicicleta Sem Freio - Bordalo II - Borondo - Case Ma Claim - Isaac Cordal - DALeast - Alexis Diaz - Tristan Eaton - Elian - Ella & Pitr - Elle - Escif - Etam Cru - Eversiempre - Faith47 - Fikos - Fintan Magee - Hyuro - Conor Harrington - Maya Hayuk - Agostino Iacurci - Inti - Joe Iurato - Jana & JS - JR - Levalet - Ludo - M-City - Mobster - MTO - Nychos - Os Gemeos - Pejac - Phlegm - Pixel Pancho - Roa - Rone - Seth Globepainter - Space Invader - SpY - StrØk - Telmo Miel - Guido Van Helten - Axel Void - David Walker - Ernest Zacharevic.
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Lannoo Publishers (June 30 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 940142697X
- ISBN-13: 978-9401426978
- Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 2.8 x 27.8 cm
Once, the spraycan kings of New York's subways astounded the world with their exuberant graffiti images. Now a new generation of artists has hit the streets and is decorating neighbourhood walls with memorials to the tragic and untimely deaths of friends and loved ones. R.I.P. - assembling the very best of a vibrant street art wave - contains colour photographs of memorials from Harlem and the Lower East Side, the South Bronx and Brooklyn, as well as the moving stories behind them. The victims of shootings, accidents, arguments, police killings and drug-related turf wars may be gone, but thanks to these paintings they are not forgotten: for a violent and indifferent city has also spawned a rich urban art form.
- Series: Street Graphics / Street Art
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson (April 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500277761
- ISBN-13: 978-0500277768
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
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
Morley is a Los Angeles-based street artist that specializes in bold, typographic posters which he wheat pastes within the urban landscape. Blending humor, hope and his unique perspective on life, Morley's aim is to act as a friendly voice amongst the cacophony of billboarded messages and corporate slogans. This voice was given a face when he began including an image of himself in each of his pieces, looking to create a more intimate relationship between the artist and the audience than many of his anonymous contemporaries could allow. In 2011, Morley's work caught the eye of Steve Lazarides whose Outsiders imprint began selling his work, describing it thusly: "His sympathetic statements give the tirelessly aspirational residents a welcome reminder of what's important in life: love, simple pleasures, making the world a slightly better place and not hating on yourself too much." Today, he continues to paste his work in any city that doesn't enforce their vandalism laws through caning. Also he made us promise to include the fact that he can hold his breath for over an hour, and that if anyone challenged him to a breath holding contest, they would totally lose - but he was probably lying about that.
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Cameron Books; First Edition edition (April 15, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1937359581
- ISBN-13: 978-1937359584
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1 x 11.4 inches
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
This book it has its direct origin on an international call for papers, issued by Pedro Costa and Paula Guerra, which aimed to give body to a publication on the thematic of creative milieus and cultural scenes in contemporary urban spaces. The organizers of that publication were surprised by the great quality and interest of the proposals for papers which were presented, even if many of them were not focused specifically and directly on the “creative milieus” and “urban scenes” approach they were looking for. Interestingly, many of the papers raised the issue of the relation between urban interventions (particularly street art approaches) and public space. That was so stimulating that the authors, drawing also upon previous work on that area, decided to give birth to another project, complementary to the edition of the original idea of book, which would be specifically focused on issues of urban interventions, street art and public space. For that, they joined Pedro Soares Neves, which have been working for years in the field of street art and urban interventions, is executive director of Urbancreativity international research topic on Graffiti, Street Art and Urban Creativity. The diversity of contributions put together in this book acknowledges the variety of debates and perspectives that mark contemporary discussions on the relation between art and public space, with particular reference to the case of graffiti and street art, which attracted most of the contributors that came from various disciplines and backgrounds.
- Paperback: 174 pages
- Publisher: Pedro Soares Neves (February 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9899771260
- ISBN-13: 978-9899771260
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches
- Hardcover: 392 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 2 edition (Sept. 1 2009)
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 3.8 x 24.1 cm
Memories of Dismaland is my extensive full color photo diary of the amazing temporary pop up theme park erected by Banksy and 58 other artists set up in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Prepared in secret under the guise of constructing a movie set for a Hollywood film company filming a crime thriller called “Grey Fox”, the pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido, was clearly a sinister twist on Disneyland, although Banksy denied any relationship to Disney and actually banned Disney associates from the park that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015, ran 36 days and closed permanently on 27 September 2015.
On the walls of alleys and abandoned buildings, on chain link fences and trash cans, on utility and traffic signal boxes – this is global street art, as photographed by Lou Chamberlin. The images jump off the streets and into the pages of Lou's book, as her photographs document the walls making waves in cities from London to Berlin, Sydney to Lodz, Dublin to Rio, and Tokyo to New York.
This is an important new sourcebook for street artists, revealing not just the latest, exciting art happening around the globe, but also the collaborations and communities supporting the movement.
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.
This book showcases the most exciting and entertaining examples of street art from around the world, giving the background of the artists who created it and exploring the humor or political messages conveyed by this cutting-edge form of self-expression
Meet 20 of the most creative, original street artists from around the world—including Banksy. Art has moved from the museum into the streets, with visionary artists using their creativity to convert the spaces of everyday life and, often, to address social and political issues. Journalist Alessandra Mattanza interviews 20 of the most renowned figures in the street-art scene, from painters to sculptors to stencilists, who reveal their stories and their inspiration. The international roster includes: Aryz, from Barcelona, Spain, who creates elaborate murals on buildings and trucks; São Paulo graffiti artist Nunca (Francisco Rodrigues da Silva), who began painting at 12 years old; Shepard Fairey, renowned for his poster of President Obama; EVOL, from Berlin, who specializes in producing miniature buildings and installations; Fauxreel, whose photography-based work explores themes of homelessness; and Swoon, who combines art with social action through her nonprofit. Chris Versteeg, an expert in graphic design, provides a detailed historical introduction to this popular, omnipresent form of contemporary art.
Painted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early 20th century; in the 1950s, spray-can graffiti associated with Latino gangs followed, notably the “cholo” graffiti of Los Angeles. Today, street art has traveled to nearly every corner of the globe, evolving into a highly complex and ornate art form. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is the definitive survey of international street art, focusing on the world’s most influential urban artists and artworks. Since the lives and works of urban artists are inextricably linked to specific streets and places, this beautifully illustrated volume features specially commissioned “city artworks” that provide an intimate understanding of these metropolitan landscapes.
Organized geographically by country and city, more than 100 of today’s most important street artists―including Espo in New York, Shepard Fairey in Los Angeles, Os Gêmeos in Brazil, and Anthony Lister in Australia―are profiled alongside key examples of their work. The evolution of street art and graffiti within each region is also chronicled, providing essential historical context. With contributions by the foremost authorities on street art and graffiti, this landmark publication provides a nuanced understanding of a widespread contemporary art practice. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffitiemphasizes urban art’s powerful commitment to a spontaneous creativity that is inherently connected to the architecture of the metropolis.
NYC has been and continues to be a beacon for artists, who both feed off and contribute to the City’s energy. This is Luna Park’s love letter to the City and the artists who continue to aspire and inspire.
For the last ten years city librarian Katherine 'Luna Park' Lorimer has been cataloging the art to be found on NYC streets. She quickly learned that for those that pay attention, the street can provide as much of an arts education as a museum. Ever since the City banished graffiti from the subway trains, it's streets have developed into a vast playground for a complex culture, made up of distinct communities, each with their own hierarchies, values and sets of rules. This book is the culmination of a decade of obsessively keeping up with NYC graffiti and street art, a time period which saw a seismic shift in the public perception and acceptance of the artform. The public space within which artists operate is fluid and new boundaries are being pushed every day. The streets are teeming with a vast spectrum of (un)sanctioned art, running the gamut from quick, illegal handstyles to full-blown production murals.
• Comprehensively documents 10 years in the explosion of creativity to be found on NY’s streets
• Covers the best of street art, graffiti and intervention
• Compiled by respected NY librarian and social documentarian Katherine 'Luna Park' Lorimer
In recent years street art has grown bolder, more ornate, more sophisticated and—in many cases—more acceptable. Yet unsanctioned public art remains the problem child of cultural expression, the last outlaw of visual disciplines. It has also become a global phenomenon of the 21st century.
Made in collaboration with featured artists, Trespass examines the rise and global reach of graffiti and urban art, tracing key figures, events and movements of self-expression in the city’s social space, and the history of urban reclamation, protest, and illicit performance. The first book to present the full historical sweep, global reach and technical developments of the street art movement, Trespass features key works by 150 artists,and connects four generations of visionary outlaws including JeanTinguely, Spencer Tunick, Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Jenny Holzer, Barry McGee, Gordon Matta-Clark, Shepard Fairey, Blu, Billboard Liberation Front, Guerrilla Girls and Banksy, among others. It also includes dozens of previously unpublished photographs of long-lost works and legendary, ephemeral urban artworks.
- Unpublished images of street art by Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat
- Unpublished photographs by Subway Art luminary Martha Cooper
- Unpublished photos from the personal archives of selected artists
- Incisive essays by Anne Pasternak (director of public arts fund Creative Time) and civil rights lawyer Tony Serra
- Special feature: exclusive preface by Banksy
Street art and graffiti are a familiar sight in all our cities. Giant murals commemorate historical events or proclaim the culture of a neighborhood, while tagged walls can function simultaneously as a claim to territory and a backdrop for an urban fashion shoot. Street Art World examines these divergent forms and functions of street art. This strikingly illustrated book explores every aspect of street art, from those who spray it into being to those who revel in it on Instagram, from its place under highway overpasses to one on the austere walls of high art museums. Drawing on over twenty years of research, she juxtaposes the rise and fall of art markets against the vibrancy of the street and urban life, providing a rich history and new ways of contextualizing the words and images—some breathtakingly beautiful—that seem to appear overnight in cities around the world.
Discover the street art scene in London, Melbourne, San Francisco and 39 other cities around the world through vivid photography. From Banksy’s stencils and Invader’s mosaics to amazing murals, this insider’s guide provides practical details and maps of where to find secret stashes of street art, and introduces key artists, festivals and locations.
Street art is now present in almost every city, town and village in the world, from Aachen to Zwolle. Its true audience is measured in the billions. And given that the first record of homo sapiens painting on walls is thought to date back around 40,000 years, it’s surprising that street art has taken so long to flourish.
Today, the proliferation of legal walls and organised festivals around the world makes it possible to encounter thought-provoking, transformative art in the most unexpected of places.
This visual guide to the world of street art takes in the scene in over 40 cities and includes interviews with some of the most prolific and well-known street artists, including Blek le Rat, FAILE and Faith47. And with hundreds of locations plotted and a special focus on 15 of the world’s most incredible street art festivals, this guide will help you discover artworks hidden in plain sight around the world.
Ever since he picked the graffiti name Shoe in 1979, Niels Meulman has been carving out his own path towards the international art world. Being a graffiti pioneer from Amsterdam, he worked with American counterparts such as Dondi White, Rammellzee and Keith Haring in the 1980s. He made the transition from the streets to fine art with a unique fusion of calligraphy and graffiti, which he named Calligraffiti. This soon became a worldwide phenomenon and now plays a significant role within Urban Contemporary Art. It also sparked the catchphrase 'A word is an image, writing is painting'. In recent years Niels Shoe Meulman moved towards a style he calls Abstract Vandalism. Influenced by the great painters of Abstract Expressionism, his work has been shown in count-less exhibitions all over the world and is included in the permanent collections of museums and private collections.`Shoe Is My Middle Name celebrates three decades of art by a legendary graffiti artist, painter, writer, designer and calligrapher. A striking book that offers an overview of his career, showcasing his evolution through a masterful mixture of paintings, murals, poetry, interviews, graphics and insights about his identity as an artist and art itself.
Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message that art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful.
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.
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.
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 / French
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.
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 2018
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.
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.
Our MAGIC CITY is a place and a non-place. It is not the physical city of brick and mortar but rather the urban space of internalized meanings. It is the city as subject and canvas, neither theme park nor stage set, but an exhibition showcasing more than 40 of the most original and celebrated artists working on and in the city today.
This is a celebration of the universal character of cities as well as a love letter to their infinite diversity. Cities have been designed to facilitate work, but artists have transformed them into playgrounds for the imagination and ideas. This is the invitation called outside our window by friends and strangers with restless spirits: come out and play.
MAGIC CITY –The Art in the Streets features the work of: AIKO, AKRylonumérik, Andy K, Asbestos, Benuz, Jens Besser, Biancoshock, Mark Bode, Bordalo II, Ori Carino & Benjamin Armas, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Isaac Cordal, Daze, Brad Downey, Tristan Eaton, Ron English, Shepard Fairey , FINO'91, Ganzeer, Anders Gjennestad, Ben Heine, HERAKUT, Icy & Sot, Leon Keer, Loomit, MadC, OAKOAK, Odeith, OLEK , Qi Xinghua, Replete, ROA, Jaime Rojo, Skewville, SpY, Truly, Juandres Vera, WENU, Dan Witz, Yok & Sheryo and Ernest Zacharevic.
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.
The most visual book on early 1970s graffiti ever published. The authors were themselves artists and maintain long friendships with other artists, as well as photo archives of the time, on display in this one-of-a-kind book. Early 70s New York saw the growth of a new phenomenon. Key pioneers tell their own story. Eye-opening first-hand story accounts in pictures and text. The names names here have star status far beyond graffiti culture; without them, no Seen, no Banksy, no Revok. In this glimpse of a different New York, there is an invaluable picture of graffiti in the early, playful years. Essays and quotations by: Ale One, All Jive 161, Blade, Cay 161, Checker 170, Clyde, Death, FDT 56, Flint 707, Iz The Wiz, Jester 1, Joe 182, Lava, LSD OM, Mico, Pnut 2, Roger 1, Ski 168, Snake 1, Taki 183, Vamm Photos by: Alan Fleisher, Robert Browning, Bill Ray, Jack Stewart
The first survey on contemporary calligraphic practices in Chinese public spaces. This photographic essay traces the roots of this hand writing phenomenon and its development in Chinese society and analyses in detail the do-it-yourself writing tools specially designed for street lettering Thousands of anonymous street calligraphers operate daily in Chinese parks and streets. The endlessly tracing texts composed of «hanzi» signs slowly disappear as water evaporates. This phenomenon, called «dishu» (earth writing or practicing ephemeral calligraphy on the ground using clear water as ink), appeared in the beginning of the 1990s in a north Beijing park and soon spread to most major Chinese cities. Based on classic Chinese literature, poetry or aphorisms, these monumental letterings, ranging from static and regular to highly cursive styles, make the whole body break into spontaneous dance and infinite formal renewals. This street calligraphic practice corresponds to both a socializing need and an individual search for self accomplishment or improvement. «Dishu: Ground Calligraphy in China» is the first survey on contemporary calligraphic practices in Chinese public spaces, documented during the summer of 2011 in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang. It takes the form of a major pho- tographic essay, which traces the roots of this hand writing phenomenon and its development in Chinese society, analyses in detail the do-it-yourself writing tools specially designed for street lettering and explores its possible transposition into other writing cultures. 320 pages
Design and Production of Jacob Kimvalls Ph.D Thesis The G-Word : virtuosity and violation negotiating and transforming graffiti
“Why does the CIA praise graffiti as a colorful symbol of the optimism and hope of the Western World while officials in many cities describes the same phenomenon as a criminal activity and a representation of unsafety and social problems?
Graffiti is a word used to denote a complex system of actions and things, which is often described as a singular phenomenon. Graffiti has been understood and evaluated in many ways, often opposing each other. Graffiti may therefor both be evoked as one of the most influential art movements on the planet, and dismissed as something that destroys private property and turns a neighborhood into slum. It is hailed as a modern day childhood adventure and denounced as gang related criminality.
In his Ph.D. thesis The G-Word, art historian and former graffiti writer Jacob Kimvall studies different ways of describing and framing graffiti in four historical and cultural contexts: The graffiti writing on the Berlin wall; the Zero Tolerance on graffiti in Stockholm during the 1990s; The interactions between subcultural graffiti and the cultural and commercial interest of the institutional art world in the 1970s and 80s; The collecting, organizing and publishing of images by graffiti enthusiasts.
The G-Word visualize how different institutions, public and commercial interests have acted to influence and affect the understanding of graffiti as both art, crime and a broad socio-cultural phenomenon.”
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 pages
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 pages
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
Writing text messages in public spaces has been a unique art form and a means of communication between humans for thousands of years. Many street artists work only with text, written messages or poems, and not necessarily with colourful murals, styles, tags and logos. Street Messages is the first publication that delivers a deep insight into this literary form of expression in the world of global street art.
Street Messages offers a historic background to written messages in public spaces and introduces more than 80 artists from across the world who work exclusively or partly with text. The vast body of information, numerous exclusive quotes and words of wisdom makes Street Messages the first book to shed some light on this as yet undocumented form of street art culture.
Features artwork by Banksy, Dolk, Ben Eine, Faith 47, Flint, Kid Acne, Know Hope, Mobstr, Skki and many more.
Nicholas Ganz aka Keinom is a freelance photographer and author from Essen, Germany. He started to paint in the streets in 1994 and has been documenting graffiti and street art ever since. In 2004, he published his first book, Graffiti World, which became a world-wide best-seller and was translated into 11 languages. In 2006, he released Graffiti Women and went on to write several books about Burma/Myanmar.
Author: Nicholas Ganz
Cover: Hard cover
Release date: 20150415
Mser was born and grows up in Bucarest subway, the forgotten European playground of graffiti in which you can still see trains completely bombed, you can feel the smell of sprays and paint in the station.
A Subway player, 320 productions in one year in the same subway, all this has happened letting unchanged, piece after piece, a great creativity which in always simple and understandable.
These pages explain his life through an intensive interview, his style evolution, the most risky and strongest experiences, this book shows the best shots of his beloved line and not only, places where time seems to stand still and the writing spirit is always fresh and original.
Welcome to Paradise.
Format: 17 x 27 cm
Published in: Italy
Walled City makes plain why large-scale outdoor paintings have become so widely admired and accepted. The level of talent, skill and execution has elevated the oversized mural in our collective consciousness. Featuring the best work of more than 40 artists from every corner of the planet, Walled City clearly shows that large scale murals have established themselves as a new pillar of urbanism. The installation processes are often as interesting as the paintings themselves. These intrepid artists deftly utilize paintbrushes, spray cans, stencils and wheat paste to install their work, often risking life and limb. Outdoor paintings and murals arent a new phenomenon, but their scale importance to contemporary visual culture is clearly on the rise.
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.
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
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!
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 Abrams
The first major, in-depth retrospective monograph on JR, the enigmatic and anonymous Parisian photographer, artist and activist behind some of the world's most provocative large-scale public photography projects.
Created in close collaboration with JR, this book includes all bodies of his work, his collaborations with other artists and institutions such as the New York Ballet and previously unpublished behind-the-scenes documentation of his studios in Paris and New York, where he and his creative collaborators live and work.
Introducing JR’s story is a specially commissioned graphic novel by comic artist Joseph Remnant, which charts his phenomenal rise from his street artist roots.
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 296 pp
Illustrations: 500 illustrations
1988-2008 - 20 years of graffiti. NST, POCH, RCF1, STAK. After exhibition in Rennes (Delkographik Studio), Hamburg (Vicious Gallery), Montpellier (Montana Gallery), Ancona (La Cupa Spazio), Seville (Montana Gallery), Barcelona (Montana Gallery) and Zilina (Stanica Gallery), the route continues to Saint-Brieuc (Vastemonde Station) from 1 to 16 November 2008 Paris (Galerie LJ Beaubourg and Carhartt Shop) November 29 to December 24, 2008 Antwerp (85 Gallery) of 5 to 31 December 2008 Bordeaux (Carhartt Gallery) of 19 December January 19, 2009 in Marseille (Carhartt Gallery) January 16 to February 16, 2009. To mark this event, Wasted Talent has published a catalog with each artist and their journey during these twenty years. Soft cover 20 x 20 cm 120 color pages.
Fifth volume of our collection WASTED TALENT, devoted to the artist Zeky.
16 x 23 cm / 160 pages / full color / hard cover / french & english 
Zeky was born in 1975 and lives in Montreuil; Paris. He went to school at nearby Gobelins and has been an artist since the day he was born. He began to paint graffiti at the end of the 80s. At the beginning of the 90s, he joined the OC (Outlaw Crew). Since then, he’s been a member of the MCZ collective (Montreuil City Zulus) and the VBA (Vaughn Bodé Addicts) founded by Orus at the end of the 90s. During a career spanning some 18 years of diurnal and nocturnal activities, Zeky has acquired irrefutable technical prowess, but his rich, spontaneous style – he very rarely modifies or polishes his work – is what singles him out. Zeky’s obsession with probing the limits of his art is evident in his work and, inspired by his New York predecessors, his style varies constantly depending on his inspiration. At the onset of his career, Zeky was particularly gifted with characters, but as time went by, he became renowned for a distinctive lettering style that will be forever associated with his tags. Zeky the artist is also in constant evolution; and this is obvious when you look at the techniques he has conquered over the years: tags; throw-ups; chromes and burns, Zeky has mastered them all.
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 cover
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 cover
On this winding “Door Tour,” hitting every stop from hip Williamsburg to elegant Sutton Place, the soul of New York City is revealed through this most unlikely medium. The remarkable row house doors, warehouse gates, extravagant entryways, and even construction sites documented here represent the people, culture, and attitude of the “City that Never Sleeps.” From welcoming to ominous, brazen to bleak, astonishing portals can be found in quiet neighborhoods in Queens, graveyards in the Bronx, and small stores in Manhattan. More classically beautiful doors adorn the homes of some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in America. Gorgeous entrances to hotel lobbies lure you into luxurious interiors. In Brooklyn, graffiti artists turn industrial zones into studios, doors into canvases. Allan Markman opens the door to a visual jam session of urban architecture, but you must walk through it yourself.
Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 341 color photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764344916 | Binding: hard cover
New York graffiti writers who cut their teeth painting trains in the ’70s and ’80s transfer Old Skool street art to a more permanent, collectible medium in this book, using transit maps, instead of subway cars, as canvases. GHOST, T-KID, QUIK, REVOLT, BLADE, SHAME125, COPE2, SKEME, and others decorated ordinary 23″ × 32″ MTA maps with their personal tags and graphics echoing the heyday of New York train graffiti. Sixteen sections, one for each writer, feature a total of more than 100 maps, as well as brief statements about the painters’ artistic evolution and style. Like a dynamic “piece book,” or sketchbook, this collection is an exclusive sampling of the painters’ signature strokes and tags in portable form. In fact, many of the artists featured here have used subway-map art as a springboard from the fleeting genre of train-tagging to the sturdier platform of the international art gallery circuit.
Size: 9″ x 12″ | 105 color photos | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350979 | Binding: hard cover
NYC graffiti art, heavy metal, comic books, and fantasy art intersect here in Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro’s visual autobiography. This legendary Queens artist-drummer weaves these powerful influences into a medium he calls “Graffantasy,” creating tags, wall pieces, paintings and illustrations, model trains, jackets, and more. Gaze at this modern Renaissance man’s work from 1977 to the present, and trace his evolution from his adolescent days watching bombed subway cars whirring by in a KOLORSTORM, to the underground period tagging trains and evading cops, to his legal works and whole–school buses. Starting with a scrapbook-like photo collection from Louie’s youth and his other career as drummer of several heavy metal bands, the book moves on with elaborate sketches from the artist’s blackbooks, and colorful concert posters and album covers. Through a stunning array of styles and techniques, witness KR.ONE’s transformation from restless punk to major decorative artist and abstract painter.
Size: 9″ x 12″ | 428 color images | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351853 | Binding: hard cover
The Chronicles traces the artist JonOne’s unusual journey from New York to Paris and from the spray can to the paintbrush. Born in Harlem in the early 60s, the artist’s early career is firmly rooted in the rule-bound hierarchy of tagging and graffiti culture. With his move to Paris in 1987, JonOne’s artistic constrictions were quickly cast aside. The energy of his paintings on canvas was undeniable and almost immediately found a rapt audience in Europe. By the 1990s he was fully engaged by his studio practice and gallery shows. To this day, JonOne’s colorful and frenetic work continues to make waves, most recently with gallery shows in New York and Art Basel, Miami. Alongside over 300 paintings created over the past 30 years, texts by Henry Chalfant, Magda Danysz, agnès b, Tom Laurent, Alan Ket and others bring this fascinating artist’s career fully into focus.
344 pages, Hardcover
11" x 14"
310 Illustrations, ISBN: 978-2-88006-108-1
Enter the magical world of Bunny Kitty! The first book in a brand new kids’ series, The Origins of Bunny Kitty begins the adventures of Daisy the cat, also known as Bunny Kitty. Accidentally left behind when her family moves from the country to the big city, Daisy is taken in by an adoptive family of rabbits whose mother lovingly sews her a bunny suit so that she can feel more at home — but sadly, Daisy still misses her mother and brothers. When she meets a bunny fairy that recognizes her courage and independence, she is given a spell that transforms her into the magical Bunny Kitty, and Daisy sets off in search of her lost family. Charmingly told with wonderfully vibrant illustrations, this is a sweet tale of how sometimes everyone needs a little help.
48 pages, Hardcover
9" X 9"
Bold public artwork. Events and tours with internationally known artists and thinkers. A space dedicated to creative conversation and idea generation. Welcome to Open Source.
A response to major public art events like Miami’s Wynwood Walls, Prospect New Orleans, Germany’s documenta, and the myriad street festivals injecting creative energy into cities around the globe, Open Source advanced worldwide recognition of Philadelphia as a culturally innovative and global city. The project was uniquely about Philadelphia: the civic challenges and opportunities it faces, and the outcomes of collaborative thinking. Mural Arts Philadelphia’s public art exhibition, curated by Pedro Alonzo, brought 13 trailblazing artists from around the world to Philadelphia for groundbreaking projects that illuminated the city’s diverse public identity, including Ernel Martinez & Keir Johnston, Odili Donald Odita, Shepard Fairey, Momo, SWOON, Jennie Shanker, JR, Sam Durant, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Jonathan Monk, Heeseop Yoon, Shinique Smith, and the Dufala Brothers.
Features essays by project curator Pedro Alonzo, Teddy Cruz and Jane Golden.Published by Mural Arts Philadelphia 168 pages, Paperback 7 1/2" x 10" ISBN: 9780990387046
One of the most successful street art series ever published with 100,000 copies in print, Art of Rebellion was the originator, presenting the finest artwork ever created by artists on the street worldwide. Now at long last comes a new volume featuring approximately 100 artists with their personal favorites — innovative work in a variety of media that arrests our attention and transforms our cities into open air museums. Artists featured include Dave the Chimp, SPY, KR, Swoon, Vhils, Stak, Jordan Seiler, Leon Reid, Ripo, PMH, Akroe, Sat One, Egs, Mysterious Al, Nuria Mora, Mambo, Eltono, Paul Insect, Dotsy, Toasters, Felipe Pantone ,Graphic Surgery, SPY, HuskMitNavn, Ox, Ermsy, Jace, L‘Atlas, *G, Space Invader, Vlady Art, Skewville, WK Interact, Dmote, Nomad, Mark Drew, The Wa, Ji Lee, Stain, Roadsworth, M-City, Kami & Sasu, East Eric, Supakitch, Koralie, Bo & Microbo, Bla+ and many more.
Published by Publikat
9 1/4" X 11 3/4"
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.
Where’s Banksy? fully captures the drama of this illustrious artist’s exploits on the world stage with clever chronologically-arranged maps. The only survey that looks at Banksy’s entire street art career, from his earliest works in 2002 through Dismaland and to the present, the book details his most significant works one piece at a time, with photos and in-depth analysis of the history of each work as well as its often-deeper meaning. A modern day Robin Hood, Banksy’s public persona has grown to mythic proportions, making his actual identity irrelevant. And yet, he can be found in his art — work that is recognizable and accessible — stylized social commentary for the masses. This stunning new book is the ultimate introduction to the work of this brilliant artist and social pioneer.
The Comag is one darn crazy combination on massive 218 pages. Imagine a comic. Now image every frame is a picture of a Graff and all together tell a story. This concept builds a storyline, which in turn introduces loads of trains and walls. For anyone, who likes a fresh idea and can’t get enough of the ABM Crew.
And btw: this incredible mag/fanzine comes with binoculars, a fabric bag and some real nice stickers!
After ten years of travelling with the finest graffiti artists and documenting their amazing works, Riky Kiwy, an italian photographer, self published his book Un Train Peut En Cacher Un Autre. 190 pages full of trainwritings, from whole trains to carts and pannels and with many unseen footage.
The softcover book also contains 6 amazing und cool stories from artists like Mundial, Lost Shoe aor Young Panda, among others. You'll never get so much insight in the exciting world of travelling in search for steel!
Tony Rubin Sjöman is one of Sweden’s leading contemporary street artists. The art book Rubin: New York / Scandinavia showcases his large scale geometrical murals and brings you to the New York City expat’s studio in Brooklyn. It is a book about art but also about contrasts: beauty versus ugliness, grief versus resolution, the metropolis versus the wilderness.
Tony Rubin Sjöman grew up in a Finnish immigrant home in Gothenburg, Sweden. Today he resides in New York City, where his signature murals can be seen all over the city, from gritty factory walls in the Bronx, to churches in Brooklyn and upscale shopping districts in Manhattan – all bind together by his abstract patterns, reminiscent of Scandinavian design and the brutal architecture of the housing project where he grew up.
Rubin was nine years old when he wrote his first tag. Surrounded by grey concrete and tram tunnels, the walls whispered his name. He grabbed a spray can and set out on a journey that he’s still on today. The move to New York altered his perspective and allowed him to work in a more tolerant environment than that of Gothenburg, where the zero tolerance policy against graffiti has long been the norm. Rubin deconstructed his form of expression, discarded the lettering and perfected his shapes, hence creating a unique aesthetic that carries the art form beyond its boundaries. Rubin’s art is about beauty and grief, alienation, struggle, balance, energy, the cityscape versus wilderness and the notion of class. It’s about a child’s fascination with a magical art form.
“I’m inspired by the contrast between New York City and the wilderness of Lapland, where I have spent the summer months ever since I was a child. Finnish design, such as Marimekko textiles and Alvar Aalto mugs were pretty much basic household items in Finnish working class homes when I was a child but it wasn’t until much later that I learned about architecture and the likes of Eero Saarinen, Alvar Aalto and Matti Suuronen, and they have all inspired my work. I’m also inspired by the almost Neo-futuristic concrete surroundings of Bergsjön, the neighborhood where I grew up, and that I used to consider ugly – the patterns on the balconies, the shapes of the concrete at the tram stops and the water tower that is shaped like a giant UFO.
While Rubin's abstract and geometrical pieces are rooted in traditional graffiti, they break the rules of the craft with their muted color palette and Scandinavian clean lines. The bookRubin: New York / Scandinavia takes you inside his studio, to art galleries and on a journey through the streets of New York City.
RUBIN: New York / Scandinavia is published by Dokument Press, a market leader in the field of quality books on urban culture and street art for more than 15 years.
Texts by Björn Almqvist, the author of several books on graffiti including Writers United and Graffiti Burners.
Design: Miika Tuomivuo
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.
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.
Advocator of "Free Your Spirit” Danish graffiti maestro Sabe is a true master of styles that flexes on all levels whether it's with his advanced mechanical letter compositions, new-wave bubble styles, photo-realistic portraits, cartoon characters, or just plain bombing. He is known to mix up these styles to suit the occasion and his mood. Never one to be called a slacker he has an unparalleled enthusiasm for the craft along with a work ethic and execution rate of an army of crews. With a career spanning over twenty-five years Sabe remains active, prolific and influential.
"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.
Lost or forgotten were the walls that now proudly carry the messages of calligraffiti artist eL Seed. "Lost Walls", his first book, beautifully and poetically documents these walls, handpicked during his road trip around Tunisia. "Lost Walls" is a calligraffiti journey of discovery for eL Seed, who chronicles the painting of 24 walls in four weeks. Inspired by the reaction to his largest project to date, the minaret of the Jara mosque in his ancestral home of Gabes, eL Seed decided to set out on this month-long personal journey across his motherland, painting "lost" walls along the way. This book provides unique and rare insight into the world of calligraffiti and the Tunisian people.
The art of urban calligraphy, an avalanche of visual poetry and poetic visuals, now in vivid full color. Meulman's iconic new art form, Calligraffiti, has attracted followers within graphic design, architecture, typography, advertising, calligraphy and graffiti. Sharing an interest in the visual arts and an appreciation for print, they understand that a word is an image. Here Meulman expands his ever-evolving artistic territory to include wild paintings and fine art.
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
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
Santiago, with its deeply evolved and extremely active underground graffiti scene, bursts at the seams with an abundance of eye-popping, jaw-dropping murals. Stencil graffiti artist Lord K2 documents 14 neighborhoods within the capital of Chile with his arresting photography and intimate conversations with local artists. Through more than 200 images and 80 interviews, learn how street art was influenced by American, European, and Brazilian graffiti and how its evolution runs parallel to the political history of the nation itself. During the Cold War, nationalist muralist brigades spread socialist idealism through symbols of power and oppression. Santiago’s repressed lower classes gradually usurped the art form, and murals eventually became a weapon of resistance. This vibrant city, with its array of distinct cultural districts, now invites you to experience its fascinating and tightly knit artistic community that has flourished since the fall of Pinochet’s dictatorship in 1990.
Size: 9″ x 9″ | 229 b/w & color photos | 184 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349270 | Binding: hard cover
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 cover
This firstinstallment in a four-part series is a celebratory tour of some of the mostvibrant, impressive, contemporary mural art in the world. Fifty artistsfrom six continents share nearly 400 examples of their best work and a littlebit about their own lives and journeys as muralists. The criteria for inclusionin the book was simple: the artists had to be full-time muralists who push theboundaries of the art form and engage with the medium as a vital social concept.Many of these artists don’t have homes; they travel the globe, entering foreigncommunities and cultures, and find shelter from hosts of festivals or artlovers. It’s this dedication to their craft that sets this breed of artistsapart from traditional artists, such as painters and sculptors, but their levelof commitment is also what bridges the worlds of fine art and street art.
Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 273 color photos | 216 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350016 | Binding: hard cover
Wall Writers explores graffiti's eruption into mainstream society in the period of social turmoil in the late 1960s and early '70s, and takes a closer look not only at early graffiti's place on the wall but its place in the culture of the time. More comprehensive than any other book on the subject, Wall Writers explores not only early graf writing itself but the writers creating it, the new technology of spray paint that made it possible, and the culture that drove them to write -- be it a need to rebel against the government, to pass a message, or simply be recognized by society. Hundreds of images of everything from spray paint advertisements to commercial greeting cards to images of buildings completely covered in spray painted monikers are included, and reveal the context of the beginnings of a movement that would eventually grow to "transform city life, public transit, public art, and ultimately visual art the world over."
Includes interviews and profiles of some of the most prolific writers of the time, including TAKI 183, Cornbread, and dozens more
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.
BLADE has already told his life story through graffiti. Now, more than forty years into his career and armed with an incredible memory, BLADE sits down with Chris Pape to reflect on growing up in the Bronx in the turbulent 1970s, and recounts the highs and lows of his storied career, holding nothing back. BLADE is considered “The King of Graffiti” because, by 1980, after painting 5,000 wildly creative trains, he stopped counting. This book parallels the New York graffiti movement almost from its inception, moving through its glory years in the mid-1970s, when BLADE earned his title, and ending in the global art scene, where he remains a major presence. BLADE helped New York graffiti become internationally famous by making it look fun, and, for reasons of quantity, quality, and, perhaps above all, for sheer spirit, BLADE may very well be the most popular graffiti artist with his peers. Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 653 images | 256 pp ISBN13: 9780764346613 | Binding: hard cover
232 pages. Berlin is still the city of writing of modern times. This book assembles 15 Berlin artists from a circle that originated in writing. They are linked by a long, partly shared experience in Berlin''˜s public space. The reader is given an insight into the ideas and thoughts of a heretofore hermetic movement, whose effects are mainly revealed on the surface. Alongside an assortment of essays, they lead us on a journey away from the common city image, and into a remarkable landscape of outlooks and strata, spaces and dreams, visible and invisible cities. With artists: Daniel Tagno, Brom, Try One, Nick, Christian Schellenberger, Thomas Wiczak, Spair, Matthias Wermke, Mare 139, Skki, Peter Osten, Stefano Micheel, Meira Ahmemulic, Donwood Bricks, Wilhelm Klotzek, Akim One, P Vector Codierer, Bus 126, Konrad Muhe and Thomas Bratzke.
210 Pages, full color, hardcover.
of contemporary art. Today, young artists are going beyond their work on the streets to present their innovative styles in galleries. They are aspiring to follow in the footsteps of stars of the scene such as Shepard Fairey, Faile, and Os GÃªmeos, who have already exhibited their work in renowned museums including the Tate Modern and Fondation Cartier. Walls & Frames documents the work of this next generation of street artists. The book presents the evolution of these ambitious talents, who are keeping their connection to the street alive while establishing themselves in the art market with work in traditional formats such as painting, sculpture, installation, and prints. It shows how artists who work with limited time and a small selection of tools on the street are developing other styles, concepts, and techniques in the studio that are, in turn, influencing the direction of contemporary art. Interviews with the artists and other insiders as well as an insightful text by the curator Maximiliano Ruiz illuminate the context, working methods, and perspectives involved in this inspiring scene. Walls & Frames takes a detailed and authentic look at the intersection of young street art and contemporary art. Its fresh outlook appeals to those familiar with these developments and new to the scene as well as to a wide
range of artists, collectors, gallerists, journalists, and designers. The book presents current work by artists from around the world including AJ Fosik, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Alexone, Amose, Andrew McAttee, Anthony Lister, Axel Void, Ben Frost, Blek le Rat, Bom-K, Boris Hoppek, Calma, Conor Harrington, Dan Witz, Dave Kinsey, Dixon, Docteur Gecko, Doze Green, Dran, Eelus, Eine, Elbow Toe, Evol, Fefe Talavera, Gaia, George Morton, Herakut,
Herbert Baglione, Interesni Kazki, Jay-Bo, Jeremy Fish, Joram Roukes, Jorge Rodr'guez-Gerada, JR, Judith Supine, Kevin Cyr, L'Atlas, Logan Hicks, Mark
Jenkins, M-City, Mac, Maya Hayuk, Meggs, Miss Bugs, Miss Van, Mr. Jago, Nicholas Di Genova, Nunca, Okuda, Other, Paul Insect, Pedro Matos, Pose,
Remed, Remi-Roughe, Ripo, San, Sowat, Sten & Lex, Tilt, Vhils, VitchÃ©, Wendell McShine, Will Barras, and Zosen.
96 pages, hardcover- Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Herbert Baglione has become highly respected and recognized around the world for his distinctly singular work both on the streets and from the studio. Influenced by his older brother, Herbert began drawing at the age of three and never looked back, going on to create evocative works rich in emotion and attaining a level of sophistication and diversity in his work that distinguishes him from many artists working today. The heart of his work is formed by his relationship to emotional matters such as death, human coldness, family, the world and the work of other artists and his strong desire to retain his sense of wonderment as it pertains to the world around him.
156 pages, Hardcover, 9 1/4'' x 12'' (235 x 305 mm, 134 color illustrations, English- The last decade has seen the rise of artists who have rejected academia to embrace urban culture as their inspiration. The exhibition Viva la RevoluciÃ³n: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape represents the pinnacle of this progression through an epic convergence of 20 artists from around the world.
160 pages, full color, hardcover.
Vhils is undoubtedly one of the most skilled and talented young artists on the urban art scene today. He creates technically masterful, contemporary portraits by not only adding paint or other materials onto surfaces, but also carving, drilling, scratching, ripping, or blasting his images out of walls. With nothing less than archeological meticulousness, Vhils penetrates through countless layers of posters, dirt, and plaster to set free the unsettlingly poetic images hidden in urban spaces.
Vandals is Nils MÃ¼ller’s new book. Like his first publication, BlÃ¼tezeit, it depicts the curiously global phenomenon of graffiti on trains – a movement that remains illegal even as it penetrates the world of mainstream art.
Vandals provides insight into a hidden movement that is dangerously appealing. Instead of simply photographing the finished works, MÃ¼ller documents the process behind it. Across 192 pages, Vandals reveals the atmosphere, emotional tension, passion and teamwork behind each act of urban vandalism.
Format: 30 x 24 cm
160 pages, hardcover- Urban Recreation: City Art by Akay and Peter. This book shows you the work of this artist duo from Sweden. Graffiti, installations, constructions... their art is truely amazing and beautify the city they leave their mark in. A must have book!
208 pages, hardcover- Urban Iran is a depiction of everyday life apart from international and diplomatic policies, giving voice to people living and working in Iran today while probing the complexities of contemporary Iran. Described and revealed by photographers, writers and visual artists, from street art to heavy metal bands and book publishing, Urban Iran documents how the Western media gaze influences how much of the world views Iran, but also how this gaze impacts how Iranians see themselves, especially in the realm of the creative arts. Novelist Salar Abdoh relays how his adventures driving a Puegot 206 hatchback in and around Tehran were emblematic of a ''split in the personality of the country . . . what makes Iran so difficult to describe to non-Iranians''; Tehran-based photographer and designer Karan Reshad offers images of markets and the country's burgeoning graffiti scene, most notably the work of A1ONE; articles from the magazine Bidoun delve into Tehran's largest housing complex, Iranian facial hair trends and the country's underground heavy metal scene; Charlotte Noruzi's personal stories about the effects of her childhood books remain with her today, resulting in her exploration of the current state of publishing and illustration in Iran today. Together, all of these parts form a whole, an intimate portrait that is insightful and visually diverse.
288 Pages, full color, hardcover: This book is a striking collection of the personal, often playful and thought-provoking installations in urban environments that use and react to walls, traffic signs, trees, ads, and any and all elements of the modern city. It is the first book to document these very current art projects – as well as their interplay with fine art, architecture, performance, installation, activism and urbanism – in a comprehensive way. This perceptive work brings art to the masses and helps us to rediscover our every day surroundings. It challenges us to question if the cities we have are the cities we need while adding a touch of magic to mundane places and situations.
134 pages, hardcover- Urban Guerrilla Protest showcases the ways and means of individual, subversive protest actions. Featuring over 90 artists and initiatives from around the world, the book provides insights into the resources that are being used to place activist messages in the heart of the everyday, documenting the rise of the media-guerrilla during the decade spanning 1995-2005. All over the world, activists have disseminated their messages using an array of methods targeted to grab the attention of the public, as well as the perpetrators of the actions that have instigated the protestors. Berlin-based graphic designer Ake Rudolf has compiled an international collection of successful and poignant actions; its design and bilingual English/German layout is an homage to the Do It Yourself attitude that all of the examples champion in the name of questioning corporate hegemony. Examinations of Reverend Billy, the Yes Men, The Institute for Applied Autonomy, The Billboard Liberation Front, The Ruckus Society, Yomango, Surveillance Camera Players and more than 90 other examples from all over the US, UK, Australia, China, Argentina and elsewhere illuminate how these messages are heard, and in many cases incite change.
104 pages, softcover- 22 European graffiti artists are brought together to present their works in a Spanish museum... and the line-up of artists is incredible: Daim, Reso, Seak, Zedz, Dran and 17 others. This book is the \''making of\'' the event, with a lot of pictures of the graffiti writers walls and canvases. Through a broad selection of photographs and testimonies, Representa 04 \''Of calle Al museo\'' shows the evolution of these artists and their passage from the street to the museum. A powerful book!
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.
216 pages, hardcover- Berlin is a particularly strong magnet for international street artists and its landscape is filled with artwork and signatures that are inventing new visual codes. But the impressions that these artists leave are inevitably fleeting as their art falls victim to the city’s unrelenting development. Luckily, the book Urban Art Photography serves as a permanent documentation and time capsule of both the creation and evolution of these constantly changing images.
612 pages, hardcover. Each year, premiere street wear fashion label Upper Playground publishes a collection of photographs and art works that reflect the year that has just passed. At the forefront of the fashion and urban art scenes for over a decade now, Upper Playground s t-shirts, hoodies, shoes and accessories are sold in top boutiques around the globe. The affiliated gallery, Fifty24SF, shows works by leading urban artists, some of whom are the world s most provocative. The works featured in this 10 year anniversary edition are cutting edge to say the least. Many of the artists have been featured on Upper Playground apparel, others have been exhibited at the countless shows, events and parties staged each year in the store and gallery. Artists featured in this 10th Anniversary edition include Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, Anthony Lister, Masa, and many more.
192 pages, paperback. Brilliant successor to the first edition, this book about street art has again been created without the collaboration of the artists and certainly without the permission of the wall owners. Works featured are all recent creations and many exhibit the vile passions that rage between old schools and new. There are blatant statements that embody outrageous lies, articles laced with satire, plus cynical synopses of attempts to commercialize street art and make it fashionable via celebrity endorsement. Consideration is given to the question What the hell is it about the color grey that makes it appeal the powers that be and their ridiculous minions? and Outsider Art is it an expression of artistic impulse without interference from the idea of personal gain? All of this amongst a collection of graffiti collected from all over the world and preserved on these pages before the legions employed to destroy them chip them off the walls. Artists featured include Miss Van, Dan Witz, Ron English, Obey, Banksy, Blek le Rat, Swoon, Os Gemeos, and Herakut.
192 pages, hardcover- Brilliant images of graffiti collected from all over the world and preserved here before the legions employed to destroy them and chip them off the walls. This is art driven by existential hunger, art that attacks you only if you are lame, art that inspires mystery and creativity. 11 Spring St NY was a much-loved site that became a graffiti landmark. Before it was redeveloped it inspired acts of love and passion: Lou Reed made it the subject of a poem and Untitled preserves it in all of its glory. Includes works by Banksy, Faile, Dface, Swoon, Bast, Blu, Blek Le Rat, Obey, Dolk, Eine, Gaia, Elbowtoe, Hush, Copyright, Mir, Dan Witz, Space Invader, Armsrock, Doze Green, Know Hope, Skullphone, WKInteract, Skewville, Borf, Ame72, Sam3, Eelus, Miss Bugs, Rene Gagnon, The London Police, Michael De Feo and many more.
233 pages, paperback.
This book does not intend to be anything more than a record of the classes thet Hern n Ordo ez has given over the last six years in the Basque Country. It contains many of the experimental proposals made between 2004 and 2010 in the Design and Typography classes and workshops, taking the reader to a journey through the processes, searched, objectives and achievements. Some of the projects have received prizes and honourable mentions from Signes, ADI-FAD and Laus; several of the projects were chosen by various publications, while others gave students the opportunity to undertake their first work experience at prestigious international studios such as Design Bridge in London and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for which the author co-tutored the Corporate Identity for its 10th anniversary.
80 pages, paperback- In this handheld photo-essay featuring some of the imaginative creations of Turf One, Paul 107 presents a brief portrait of the artist in a collection of beautiful, full color photographs. Turfizm: The Selected Works of Jean ''Turf One'' Labourdette, focuses on some of the intricate so-called ''pop surrealist'' works that reflect Turf's acute attention to character detail, and an almost playful fascination with life and death. The Sun Shines In: A few days in the studio with Jean Labourdette, is a study of his creative process, offering a quiet look into the studio environment where most of these elaborate works are created over time. Since moving to Montreal from Paris in 2001, Jean ''Turf One'' Labourdette has become a quietly revered, internationally known talent, evolving from his graffiti-based roots into a skillful and dedicated multidisciplinary artist, currently concentrating on painting. This book is one of the many collaborations between Turf and writer/photographer Paul LabontÃ© and/or Paul 107, steeped in mutual respect and real friendship.
146 pages, softcover- Two top graffiti artists from New York City expose their large-scale work. 294 startling color photos capture the innovative graffiti they and others created for over a decade from the late 1990s through the 2000s in three locations around New York...
173 pages- A classic body of photographs, most never before seen in print, documenting New York graffiti's emergence. Presented full-frame, at high resolution, and with meticulous attention to the original color, this book brings to life the gritty, exciting New York of the early 1970s and the raw visual power of early graffiti. Sacha Jenkins, an authority on graffiti's history, puts these photographs in a broad historical context of an emerging youth culture that now reaches into every corner of art, fashion, and entertainment. At once nostalgic and inspirational, The Birth of Graffiti opens the way to a deeper appreciation of graffiti's historical and artistic significance.
112 pages, Hardcover: Roger Gastman has created more books on graffiti culture than anyone. He's edited and published countless artist monographs and anthologies and even served as Supervising Producer for the film documentary Infamy.
160 pages, hardcover- For years, French photographer Le Bijoutier has roamed the five boroughs of New York City, documenting street art as it has developed over the past decade. Unlike graffiti writers, whose bombing campaigns mark them in the public eye as vandals, the work of street artists is celebrated as progressive. Many make their name first on the streets before hitting the gallery world. But before they move on, LeBijoutier has caught them in all their illegal glory. In This Means Nothing, his first book, Le Bijoutier chronicles these works in sticker, chalk, marker, stencil, wheat paste poster, painting, and even sculpture, revealing a new direction in public destruction for the sake of aesthetic construction. The war continues''¦
160 pages, 100% color- Malcolm Jacobson is a photographer who recorded Swedish graffiti since 1988. This book is essentially a document where hundreds of his pictures show the life and the work of several graffiti writers. The paintings were buffed a long time ago, but the pictures in this book and the stories behind the artworks keep them alive forever. An essential book.
Hardcover, 30x30 cm, 144 pages
For memory can stumble and fall, disappear any minute as the elder leave us, JR shows us that it is important not to forget what the elder have to pass to the young ones. Without judging, JR just gives us bits of History pages in an artistic, yet poetic, social and above all human way.
JR takes his Wrinkles of the City project to Shanghai where the last century has been full of ups and downs : from the Japanese occupation, the establishment of the Communist Party, The Liberation, World War II, the end of the foreign concessions, the victory of Mao Zedong over the General Tchang KaÃ¯-Chek’s troops, the Cultural Revolution, the Great Leap Forward to the actual development of the city ...
208 pages, Paperback, 8 1/4'' x 10 1/4'' (210 x 260 mm), color illustrations throughout, English- Since the publication of The Art of Rebellion 1 – World of Street Art in 2002, the street art genre has exploded into the mainstream. The author, Christian Hundertmark, also known as artist C100, has been inside the scene since day one — which enables him to have first-class info about what’s fresh in the street art world.
208 pages, hardcover- The second edition of The Art of Rebellion is a very large book (compared to the smaller first issue) with even more artists featured and tons of new pictures. If you dig "street-art" culture, this book is definitely your bible. With each artist profile, you will find interviews and comments by the artist about its work. Here's a very incomplete list of the artists featured in this book: Roadsworth, Miss Van, Kid Acne, Faile, Blek le Rat, Dr.D, Akayism, Heavyweight, Matt Sewell, L'Atlas, G, Zevs, 56k, Stak, Erosie and MANY others. Highly recommended to all street-art lovers.
160 pages, hardcover. Subway World is a book about graffiti on subway trains all over the world. What started in New York in the seventies has become an worldwide artform with thousands of artists. The tradition of using subway cars as canvases has been preserved and has become an integrated part of the graffiti movement. Subway World takes you through more than 50 cities and four different continents. Everywhere where there are subway trains there is graffiti. From, Moscow in Russia and Tbilsi in Georgia through Hiroshima in Japan, Los Angeles in the USA, Toronto in Canada and Buenos Aires in Argentina to London, Berlin, Milan and Paris in Europe. Subway World gives you hard facts on all the subway systems aswell as short stories and trivia. From America: New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Cleveland and Mexico City. Artists included: 333, Asma, Boe, Bonim, Ces, Dibone, Dome, Dran, Fons, Freack walls, Escif, Hanem, Jank, Kiam, Logan, Loomit, Maclaim, Mast, Morse, Nano4814, Okuda, Otes, Reso, Rois, San, Scien&Klor, Sen2, Sex, Scottes Gang, Sixeart, Spl, Spok, Sye, El Tono, Uw, Wip...
Street Talking is a massive accumulation of graffiti and street art photographs taken over the last decade by photographer Mike Popso. Exploring a cross-continental swath of urban areas, Popso captures hard-to-reach spots where there is an explosion of bright color and brighter ideas on canvases ranging from abandoned schools in Detroit to the back alleys of Istanbul, Turkey. From illegal tagging under ground to the commissioned productions above ground, Street Talking documents works by an entirely new generation of “writers” and artists under the influence of yesterday’s masters. An artistic platform for today’s global voices in street art, Popso’s compilation features works by The MSK Crew and other cutting edge artists working in Detroit, New York, the West Coast, and Europe—a must have for all street art collectors, practitioners, and enthusiasts.
Size: 11 3/4″ x 9″ | 556 illustrations | 256 p
p''¨ISBN13: 9780764341991 | Binding: hard cover
128 pages- Graffiti and street art have been at the heart of visual subcultures for the past thirty years. However, as time progresses the new wave of artists are moving in fresh directions. Corporate giants have been quick to jump on the graffiti bandwagon, perceiving it as a shortcut to youth culture. Even street stickers have been highjacked by the multinationals for advertising.Frustrated by wholesale corporate theft of the scene, the latest generation of street artists are employing different techniques in their work, different means of dissemination, different materials, different ways of getting their work noticed. Using the detritus of the urban environment—advertising, fly-tipped rubbish, street signs—the new scene is subverting the streetscape in 3D to shock, educate, and entertain. This book documents the new graffiti with photographs of the work and interviews with major players around the world.
121 pages, paperback- Martha Cooper's photos take us through the Alphabet City of the late 70's as the area was about to undergo extensive urban renewal a process that is still continuing today. At the time, the neighborhood had more than its share of drug dealers and petty criminals, and the landscape seemed ugly and forbidding. But to the children who grew up there, the abandoned buildings and rubble-strewn lots made perfect playgrounds, providing raw materials and open space for unsupervised play. A crumbling tenement housed a secret clubhouse, rooftops became private aviaries, and a pile of trash might be a source for treasure.
304 pages, hardcover- With 600 stunning photographs, this comprehensive book showcases more than three decades of street art in San Francisco's legendary Mission District. Beginning in the early 1970s, a provocative street-art movement combining elements of Mexican mural painting, surrealism, pop art, urban punk, eco-warrior, cartoon, and graffiti has flourished in this dynamic, multicultural community.Rigo, Las Mujeres Muralistas, Gronk, Barry McGee (Twist), R. Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, the Billboard Liberation Front, Swoon, Sam Flores, Neckface, Shepard Fairey, Juana Alicia, Os Gemeos, Reminesce, and Andrew Schoultz are among the many artists who have made the streets of the Mission their public gallery. Essays and commentaries by insiders involved with the movement document the artistic, social, and political forces that have shaped Mission Muralismo.
176 pages with 200 color illustrations Hardcover- New York is a street art Mecca, boasting a vast outdoor gallery which encompasses walls, fences, sidewalks and just about any other available surface. Featured in this dynamic collection are approximately 200 images of works by exciting newcomers and old masters, including New Yorkers Swoon, Judith Supine, Dan Witz, Skewville, WK Interact, L.A.'s Shepard Fairey, Brazil's Os Gemeos, Denmark's Armsrock, France's Space Invader, C215, Mr. Brainwash, Germany's Herakut, London's Nick Walker and the infamous Banksy. A foreword by Carolina A. Miranda, author of the blog C-Monster.net, rounds out this compelling portrait of the state of urban art in one of its most important and supportive communities.
176 pages, paperback- The Street Art Book is the first book to go behind the scenes of the street art world. As an insider's look, it takes us inside the studios of some of the most prominent street artists. It will help street artists successfully create and develop their individual styles. The book explores all of the materials, tools, and techniques that the most famous street artists use as well as showcasing outstanding and innovative work from around the world. Expert artists share their tips for reaching the ultimate twin goals of getting work seen and sold.
176 pages, hardcover- Bringing together a stunning array of antiwar, anti-Bush, and anti-Blair graffiti from the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Japan, and Australia, this gritty, controversial collection captures many unique images which have survived only a few hours between execution and clean-up. Including a chronology of opposition to the war organized by continent, and commentaries by the graffiti artists themselves, this work constitutes an essential record of political opposition since 9/11. Every major city is featured, including London, New York City, Paris, Tokyo, Milan, Baghdad, Tehran, Berlin, Munich, Marseilles, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, and more.
192 pages, softcover- Stunning and vibrant artwork can be found on buildings, sidewalks, street signs, and other surfaces in cities from New York to London to Barcelona. Street Art presents a comprehensive overview of this movement that began in the late 1960s with anonymous spray-can art in New York and Philadelphia and that has since grown into a cross-cultural phenomenon over the last four decades. Street Art begins with an explanation of the difference between street art and graffiti, along with new trends and styles. Each medium is then explored in a different chapter''”stickers and posters, stencils, textured surfaces, traffic signs, buildings and furniture. Also included are chapters on street art characters and panoramic murals. Woven throughout are biographies of the artists''”all internationally known''”and an interview with each one. Street Art is an exciting look at an art movement that has been around for decades but that is just now beginning to emerge in the mainstream.
144 Pages, Paperback- Until recently, art made in the street and art made within the institution had mutually excluded each other. Graffiti writers have mastered their medium like modern painters but because it did not emerge from a studio it was not considered to be ''real art'' by the critics. Still On, a catalog of a street art exhibition by the Von Der Heydt Museum Wuppertal in Barmen, Germany-, makes the case for graffiti as contemporary art. Beyond notions of vandalism and interventions in public space, graffiti and street art is a dialog between artists and their immediate environment. This exhibit examines how each artist responds to the confines of the Ruhmenshalle Gallery and how the vitality of their work translates successfully to the museum with out losing any of its power or integrity. With works on canvas, installation and painting directly on the gallery walls by Tasek, OS GEMEOS, Herbert Baglione, TILT, MISS VAN, Mirko Reisser, Pius Portman, Stohead, ZEVS Daniel Man, and Heiko Zahlman.
168 pages, Paperback. Sponsorship is a Ryan McGinness book documenting and expanding upon the ideas and images to arise from an exhibition staged at BLK/MKRT Gallery in Los Angeles in 2003. Sponsorship forwards an intense dialog amongst many of the artists central to the corporate sponsorship debate through a series of 19 interviews. Responses to McGinness' probing questions regarding accepting corporate backing for artistic endeavors and dealing with companies great and small run the gamut. Sponsorship features interviews with FUTURA, Barry McGee (TWIST), KAWS, Romon Yang (RO-STARR), DALEK, David Ellis (SKWERM), Brendan Fowler (BARR), Todd James (REAS), Christian Strike and essays by Carlo McCormick, Jacqui Millar, Steve Powers, Shepard Fairey, Adam Glickman and Rob Walker.
It includes pictures taken over the past four years, as well as others of which some were unpublished till now.
128 pages, softcover- by Doze Green & David Ellis. Two of the most influential graffiti turned fine artists active today, New York City residents Doze Green and David Ellis fuse the true meaning of hip-hop with contemporary art styles to create a hybrid of visual sounds that are truly unique and original. In their collaborative book and project, Shaft, each artist takes their trademark styles and characters and interconnects both elements on a site-specific project upon an elevator shaft. The results epitomize the roots of hip-hop and both artists reflect the 21st century urban landscape.The 128-page book comes with a pull-out poster that captures the entirety of the shaft project.
64 pages, hardcover- The 9th Concept is a collective of young gifted artists who master modern graphic art technology while using a variety of possible materials. This volume presents the artworks created by the members of the collective for their exhibition, « Sang 9 » (translation from french: fresh blood). The exhibition developed from a central idea: to divert a banal French health insurance form in various stages with new creations by the Collective's founders and their guest artists : BigJul, Jerome, Cyril Fritsch, Alexone, Veenom, Romain, Citizen, Ankh. Each page reveals reproductions of their « bandages »printed as stickers which have contributed to the 9° Concept's fame both in the graffiti and graphic design worlds. Beside the obvious graphic quality of this work, it is also a remarkable testimony to the work of one of the most important graphic artists' collectives from this generation.
160 pages, hardcover- On October 27 2006, when Mexican police opened fire on a crowd of protesters in the city of Oaxaca, killing three people, including American journalist Brad Roland Will, the world became aware of a social conflict that at its core was about the right to an education. Within hours of these shootings, graffiti calling the region's governor a murderer was sprayed throughout the city. Unlike in other cities where graffiti is recognized as a form of public art, in Oaxaca, graffiti became a way of achieving social justice through community organization. And because teachers in Mexico are primarily women, the graffiti is very much inspired and made by women. Shot by Elaine Sendyk in 2007, the photographs in this book depict oppression, empowerment and the messages of struggle and revolt.
144 pages. In just a few years, Swedish street art has boomed. Anonymous artists have been using the city as a playground, and its streets as their parliament. Street art raises questions, but once it reaches the audience, there are no answers. How does the urge to feel responsible for your immediate environs arise? Why are some expressions within street art more accepted than others? Why do so few women choose to work in public space? How is this art affected by advertising? Playground Sweden gives the answer through the accounts of 30 of Sweden's most interesting street artists. Playground Sweden is a travel report through text and image, abook on contemporary Swedish art that refuses to follow conventional rules. Richly illustrated with unique pictorial material that will show you not only the finished product, but also the creative process of street art.
- Editors: J. Middendorp, R. Klanten, H. Hellige
- Release Date: October 2010
- Format: 24 x 28 cm
- Features: 224 Pages, full cover, hardcover
- Language: English
192 pages, hardcover- THE GRAFFITI ART of the tunnels and quarries beneath Paris is a mirror and memorial of the past 500 years. It is easier to track the history of Paris through these images than to look for it above ground in the streets. For generations, a broad range of French citizenry has created artwork that responds to historical events like the French Revolution, the storming of the Bastille, Prussian and German soldiers, the Nazi occupation, Resistance workers, civilian and secret societies, the Cataphiles and the student and workers' strikes of the late 1960s. This book illustrates graffiti, painting, sculpture, mosaics and cartoons. Today, the underground labyrinths are plagued by illicit explorers who leave elaborate art behind. This book brings to light these striking images and the insightful text tells the tale that to date has remained underground.
Such innovators are showcased as Antony Micalleff (featured in The New York Times and Dazed and Confused and collected by Angelina Jolie), Brooklyn-based international artist collective Faile, Parisian artist JR (known only by his initials because of the illegal nature of his work), and Conor Harrington. Debuting completely new material, Tank Girl and Gorillaz cocreator Jamie Hewlett is also one of the 20 prominent artists featured. An essay by Damien Hirst, one of the most controversial and influential artists of the 21st century, is included.
- 264 pages
88 pages, perfect bound B&W pages- A compilation of linocuts and drawing by Montreal artist Other, famous for his freight monikers. This book comes with a mini-CD by Sixtoo (Ninja Tunes). Limited edition of 1000 copies, with multicolored silkscreen outer sleeve.
62 pages, hardcover- Olivier Stak discovered graffiti during a trip to London in 1987. He painted his first graff in 1988 in Paris with Colorz. From 1988 to 1994, he worked at defining his style, writing on the walls of major European cities. The founder of WorldSigns, a quarterly review devoted to the art of graffiti, Olivier Stak, is undeniably rooted in urban expression (tag and graff). In 1995 he converted his signature into a logo and began to work with a variety of materials ranging from neons to stickers. This book features a selection of interventions completed between 1988 and 2004 in the city or in galleries and just as graffiti has been erased, the majority of the works presented in this book no longer exist.
650 pages, hardcover- New York and Barcelona have become the street art capitals of the world, with graffiti, stickers, stencils, and posters turning the urban scenery into outdoor exhibition galleries. NYC''“BCN explores the the ephemeral street art in these two cities, making it a unique and historical record of an ever''“changing creative movement.
256 pages, hardcover: One could argue that today’s most innovative street artists come from Latin America. The unique visual styles of Os GÃªmeos, Bastardilla, VitchÃ©, Saner, Jorge Rodriguez Gerada, and others are not only highly respected in the international art scene, but their work has also been exhibited at renowned museums including the Tate Modern and Fondation Cartier.
Two decades of New York's subway trains and surroundings presented in large full-color images. See 1970s and 1980s New York through the attitude and reputation of its transportation system. While it wasn't the cleanest system, it had the most color and attracted people from all over the world. Tod Lange, artist and subway archivist, presents more than 150 images of his favorite train lines, graffiti painted cars, stations, subway yards, and work equipment that defined one of New York's bygone eras. It may have been a scary and dangerous place to some but it was home to millions. Rail fans and those hankering for a memento of this period in New York City's history will appreciate this rare look at trains that have since been turned into scrap metal or sunk to the bottom of the ocean.
160 pages, softcover- Ride back in time on the colorful New York City subway line of the 1970s to 1990s; the graffiti years, when subway cars became rolling metal canvases for some of the most notorious and influential graffiti writers of all time. Explore the amazing array of art work from the 1970s, '80s and '90s transit system “graveyards" including the work of graffiti artists BLADE, GHOST, SENT, REAS, VEN, WOLF, and STRIDER, as well as many other talented underdogs. The era is richly illustrated with over 235 rare, never-before-published photographs accompanied by personal accounts from the writers talking about their art and recalling their wild antics. This is an informative, nostalgic look at New York subway graffiti.
This true story and retrospective documents the life and times of members of The Destiny Children (TDC) graffiti crew from 1985 to 2000. From Long Island, New York, The Destiny Children/Unlimited Styled Artists commemorate the 25-year history of the crew and their impact on the New York City subway graffiti era. This large collector's book is loaded with 500 color images of original art ranging from burners on hand ball courts to pieces on tractor trailers to works throughout the New York City subway system. Works by many established NYC graffiti artists are featured, including founding members DC3 and SHO. Other original members featured are SHOROZ, BEAVER, LAE, LAC2, ROE, DOOJ, SHIM, and ONE2. Works by affiliated writers, ZEUS TDC, CEOS, ROZ One, SHARE 37, POKE IBM, EPIC, RECK, SKETCH, KARL TCM, DEON, BOM 5 MW, SACE RIP, MIRAGE RIP, and others are documented. Alongside the visual accounts of these artistic exploits are dozens of true stories and recollections that uncover the reality of painting in yards, lay ups, racking spray paint, fights, graffiti beefs, and police raids. See what made TDC take extraordinary risks so their street art could be seen by the public in their never-ending quest for fame. An ideal history for artists, art historians, street art enthusiasts, anthropologists, and urban dwellers.
160 pages, paperback- Berlin based graphic designer SUPERBLAST was immersed in the world of punk rock and skateboarding when he discovered graffiti in 1990 and quickly became addicted to the energy and vitality of the street art underground. As a logical evolution of writing with spraypaint, he started a career as graphic designer in 1999. While studying graphic design, he freelanced for several urban brands, had solo and collective art shows. In 2004 he honed his skills in the beautiful craft of creating letters, by attending lessons in Fontdesign from the world-famous Luc(as) de Groot. His unique iconic style and use of color in illustrations, lettering and wall pieces lead him to projects with some of the most interesting and innovative artists and companies in his field. Most notable are his collaborations with Playstation Portable, Ecko Unltd, Volkl Skateboards, Montana Cans, and many more. SUPERBLAST has designed clothing, graphics, magazine ads, and skateboard decks. Neo Utopia –The Art & Work of Superblast is a fascinating career retrospective from a pioneer of the European graffiti world. Included is a personal selection of graphic design work, graffiti, illustration, ad campaigns, logo design, typography and related art of the past 17 years as well as sketches and full color photos of work in progress.
200 pages, color, hardcover. 300 illustrations & photographs,
28.5 x 21 cm (11.22 x 8.27 inches)
Muralismo Morte reveals the vibrancy of a new type of muralism as it rises from the shadows of urban spaces in metropolises worldwide. From much celebrated pieces in prominent places to those hidden in anonymous, decayed ruins, it features the large-scale murals and small interventions of some of the most exciting international artists associated with this movement. Muralist and art activist Jens Besser uncovers these treasures and offers special insights into the emerging scene that is coloring our urban experience. Featured Artists: Roa, Remed, Klub 7, Aec & Waone (Interesni Kazki), Blu, Os Gemeos, Escif, Jens Besser, BerlinBeamBoys, Sonice Development, 3ttman, Kain Logos and many more.
272 pages, Hardcover-
The journey to mural art continues. More than 120 muralists and organizations from all over the world, from Europe to Africa, from America to Asia and Oceania, present 1000 murals and guide us to their colorful and symbolic world. The murals presented in this book are painted on public surfaces and created on huge surfaces with all kinds of techniques: from graffiti to trompe l'oeil. Artists include 3STEPS, ANGOULEME, MARCOS ANDRUCHAK, AROE, ART FA ADE, ATEM, BLUE SKY, CARAMAGNO SALVO, CITY2CITY, COLOSSAL, DK MURALISMO, DOME, FREDERIC GARCIA, HITOTZUKI, HYDER 111, LOEWENSTEIN DAVE, and SHIZENTOMOTEL.
Softcover, 17x24cm, 96 pages
Mike Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist. Black ink is Giant's specialty and whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin his signature style - made up of equal parts Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration - is unmistakable. All over the world his style is renowned and followed. Latin and Hispanic culture play a major role in the execution of his silhouettes, which often resemble buxom pin-up femme fatale's and assorted other voluptuous characters, often with skulls and animal tentacles (for good measure). Be them shapely graceful figures or flashy femme fatale's from various era's and cultures, Mike Giant's characters from every opoque guarantee a stellar viewing experience. Muerte is the jewel in the crown of the 36 Chambers series.
No other graffiti crew from New York City’s graffiti heyday conjures up more images of angel dust-smoking, beer-drinking, “crazy white boys,” than the Bronx-born-and-bred writing group Morris Park Crew (MPC). This official history of the crew tells the stories behind the group with never-before-published photos, oral histories from MPC members, and details on the 2009-2010 MPC revival. Starting in 1977, when founding members Slip, Wedge, and Speed started the crew, this account continues with details of how Cap 1 took over and led the crew down its unforgettable path in the 1980s. With a penchant for going to war with rival graffiti crews for train space and territory, which in turn led to the largest city-wide cross-out campaign, the MPC was known as a bunch of thugs who beat, hung, and shot perceived rivals and a group of talent-less “toys.” Wrapped up in this raw tell-all about the bad boys of NYC graffiti, are not just accounts of the crew’s passion for graffiti, but the real-life challenges its young members faced in their urban environment.
Size: 11 3/4″ x 9″ | 402 illustrations | 160 p
p''¨ISBN13: 9780764341571 | Binding: hard cover
320 pages, Paperback, 9'' x 10 1/4'' (230 x 260 mm), 285 color illustrations, English- Morning Wood is all about art on the edge. It features the work of 50 of the world’s current top alternative creators in an incredible compilation that is pure inspiration.
Morning Wood provides a long-awaited forum for well known visionaries like billboard liberator Ron English; the creator of the "Garbage Pail Kids," John Pound; and Sex Pistols art director Jamie Reid. And together with these living legends of the "alternative" art world, Morning Wood also features the latest generation’s brightest artistic and photographic stars such as Espo, Cynthia Connolly, Dalek, Giant, WK Interact and Estevan Oriol to name just a few.
Each artist was given complete freedom to present a selection of his or her best work in four full bleed pages. Current biographies assist in putting this remarkable 21st century art into context.
256 Pages, full color, hardcover: In their second volume, Modart coins a new term, “Moussism” to describe a post-everything era in the arts. According to the editors, Moussism is a non-traditional community based movement, which is not limited to a period, place or classical notion of aesthetics, discipline, medium, ideology or style.
256 pages, hardcover- Forget Art: In Order to Feel it - The Best of Modart Magazine is a must have for those trying to come to grips with the street art phenomenon, and the artists and players who shaped it and eventually outgrew the term as it began to stick. In these 256 pages, Modart editors showcase some of the most compelling aesthetics, actions and events from the first decade of the new millennium, featuring now iconic images, passionate writing and a veritable fount of great new art from around the world. From the beginning, the magazine focused on action, movement and the relevance of art and imagination during a period where no authority seemed there to distill what was happening
208 pages, softcover- Jaybo has strongly influenced the development of European street art. He got to know the streets of Berlin at the age of 14 when he moved there from France. Since the early 90's he has been one of the creative engines of the street and graphic design scene in Berlin.Lord of Mess presents the broad spectrum of his new-school style artwork - from very clean-cut graphic design to glaring Hip Hop illustrations and installations. This monograph features Jaybo's font designs, logos, record covers and examples of his work as the Art Director of the lifestyle magazine Style and the Family Tunes. The characters, toys and clothes he has designed as the co-founder and chief designer of the street wear label Irie Daily are additionally showcased. The book also includes a CD with eight of Jaybo's striking fonts that can't be found anywhere else.
176 pages, paperback- At last, the most comprehensive book on London's street art yet published. Following hot on the heels of Prestel's hugely successful London Street Art and London Street Art 2 this volume brings together the very best images from those two books, together with over 80% completely new and stunning material photographed in London right up to the moment of printing in 2009. Home to arguably today's most famous street artist, Banksy, London's al fresco visual culture is vibrant and constantly changing - provocative street art images past and present reflect the creativity of a leading design capital. Through pictures by acclaimed photographer Alex MacNaughton this volume covers all materials and methods, from stencil graffiti, to spray paint and trompe-l'oeil, as well as highlighting the work of the major street artists themselves.
96 pages, hardcover- Photojournalist Alex MacNaughton continues to traverse London's streets looking for the best graffiti. His first collection of photographs was eagerly snatched up by graffiti enthusiasts. Now featuring 150 new images, his latest book is full of color and life. Political, funny, angry, or just plain weird; in stencil or spray paint, the images here present a London simmering with artistic passion. The book opens with a map of MacNaughton's travels in London, detailing his quest for the perfect piece of street art. Following are page after page of riotous color photographs, bearing witness to the skill and talent possessed by the artists who practice it. This great looking, affordable volume provides a lasting record of this most fleeting of art forms.
144 pages, flexicover- A young photographer explores the artistry and adventure that goes into the incredible graffiti of London's overground and underground trains. Some of the most outrageous graffiti art in the world barrels through the city of London in a blur of color. These moving canvases and the people who create the dubs or burners are the subject of an electrifying collection of images by photographer Jete Swami. As a teenager, he hung out in sidings and soon learned to paint trains, all the while taking photos and filming his friends-which he continues to do today. In revealing interviews with the photographer, these artists speak out about the joys and dangers of bombing and burning their tags, throw-ups and pieces on to London transport. In addition to vibrant reproductions of the works themselves are shots of the artists as they work under cover of night or scramble to avoid arrest. A unique collection of London's most dazzling high-speed train art, London Burners captures the intensity of this most urban of artistic expressions.
226 pages, hardcover- 13 graffiti writers, 2 years, 600 unpublished Polaroids. Like Lipstick Traces shows the everyday life of 13 graffiti writers. Consciously, and therefore in contrast with usual graffiti publications, it uses the peculiar medium of Polaroid. A Polaroid camera and about one hundred Polaroid photos was sent to well known graffiti writers of different nationalities. The task was to shoot their everyday life with complete freedom in the choice of the motifs. It is that freedom which makes this book so special, but also the fact that all these unpublished photos were taken especially for the book. In the beginning of the 21st century, graffiti seems to be taking a line which is totally against its original motivation. On one hand, this might be caused by more severe penalties, on the other it is due to the increasing incorporation of the media and big business. Thus, the artists presented in this book devote themselves to this art in a committed way. They do not succumb to commercial pressure and they bring new life into the graffiti movement. Artists featured are AROE (UK), C.B.S (DE), DUMBO (IT), HONET (FR), KEGR (DK), O CLOCK (FR), OS CURURUS (BR), RATE (USA), REMIO (NOR), ROCKY (ES), SCAN (CA), SMASH (CH), THE E.R.S (BE).
Soft cover, 192 pages
Take a glimps in to the life of a true vandal. Though thick and thin the tribulations of a graffiti bomber. Take a peek in to the mind of a true bomber out for distruction. These are the memoires of KEAG.
Les paroles s’envolent, les écrits restent, exception faite des tags... Effacés sans relache, le KEAG est revenu Ã la charge. Symbole de résistance, dix ans, disons qu’a fait un bon millier d’nuits d’ennemis, de soucis, de cavalcades jusqu’au p’tit matin pour rien... Rien ? Enfin, pas tout Ã fait, vous allez voir... Du positif sur négatif, des tirages couleurs planqués dans des caves à l’abri des poursuites mais aussi pleins d’histoires. J’y ai mis mes potes parc’qu’on n’a pas un verre avec un doigt et un gros stop à tous ces toys qui pensaient dévier ma voie... Assoiffés d’liberté ! Goétez voir ces mémoires, du pur millésimé... Versez une goutte aux absents et pour les miens, j’représent’...
192 pages, hardcover- The second book in an ongoing series from the seminal West Coast art and culture magazine, Juxtapoz Tattoo focuses on a subject very dear to the inked hearts of its readers. Most of the featured artists came up at the beginning of Tattoo's modern renaissance in the mid 1990's, hungry for a new approach, but steeped nonetheless in the traditions of their craft. Whether these gifted tattooists are creating a modern twist on a classic archetype, or pushing the boundaries of the future primitives aesthetic, innovation is the common goal. Featured tattooists include; Troy Penning, Alex McWatt, Brian Randolph and Chris O'Donnell of New York Adorned, Scott Campbell, Daniel Trocchio, Steve Boltz, Bert Krak, Henry Lewis, Joseph Ari Aloi, Jason Schroder, Eli Quinters and more.
216 pages, Hardcover- Leave it to Juxtapoz to fully cram the best artists from the hot rod, low rider, and kustom kulture world into one book. It's pure eye candy for existing fans and an aesthetic eye opener for everyone else. Written by underground journalist Kevin Thomson, and edited by Robert Williams in conjunction with the Juxtapoz team, this book is full on graphic auto action from cover to cover. It features core respresentatives of the scene originators such as Von Dutch and Ed ''Big Daddy'' Roth, together with contemporary maniacs like Coop, Keith Weesner, and Von Franco. Juxtapoz Car Culture provides the unique opportunity to fill your imaginary tank and zoom into a segment of the real world populated by those totally devoted to car culture. Packed with meaty profiles on featured artists together with cartoonists, stripers, painters and photographers working in the field, this book is indeed one of a kind.
208 pages, hardcover. Once a year, the Juxtapoz magazine photo issue is released to eagerly awaiting fans of bleeding-edge photography. For the first time, Juxtapoz Photography pulls together in one volume the featured artists who since 1994 have been redefining a new movement of art and culture through provocative lenswork, groundbreaking camera angles, intense and often irreverent subject matter, moody and vibrant colors, and intimate portraiture. Juxtapoz Photo showcases a diverse group of current photographers, both established and up and coming, with a mix of personal and documentary images. The photos are eclectic in style and subject -- from portraits of celebrities and anonymous people, to snapshots from travels abroad and intimate moments captured on film -- but all photos are united by the Juxtapoz stamp of intriguing freshness and outsider perspectives. Contributors include Corey Arnold, Estevan Oriol, Alex Prager, Angela Boatwright, Dylan Maddux, Sam Bassett, Ye Rin Mok, Jesse Pollock, Heather Culp, Andy Mueller and many more.
208 pages, Hardcover, 8'' x 10'', 200 color illustrations, English- This carefully curated new book in the ongoing Juxtapoz series collects handicrafts that transcend the cliches of the contemporary movement.These objects are indeed works of art, created with lashings of passion, whimsy and humor. The subject matter varies from foodstuff to robots and materials run the gamut from cardboard and paper to cloth, porcelain, metal, wool and yarn. All have been molded, etched, knitted or stitched into surprising shapes and forms from a knitted TV Dinner to a miniature streetscape. These are works that have crossed the boundary between craft, design and contemporary art, many worthy of exhibition in galleries and museums.
From the vivid colors and definitive lines of Nicole Gastonguay’s knitted sardine can to the candid realism of Sara Escamilla’s cast footwear and clothing, each is in a class of its own. Other artists featured include Megan Whitworth, Stephanie Munroe, Christl Hansman, Diem Chau and Ana Serrano.
96 pages, softcover- Drago invited Jeremy Fish to come to Rome and create site-specific works. The results are in the book Rome-antic Delusions. The contents contain a Roman remix of Jeremy''s images, with an Italian touch added to his usual cast of characters, as his rich iconography has had a glass of prosecco and a plate of pasta.
I'M IN MIAMI BITCH! is a full color 6x9" 216 page soft-cover art book the candidly captures the street art scene in the Wynwood area of Miami. This photo-journal was exclusively photographed by Andrew Kaufman. The foreward is by Kenny Scharf and a Q&A with BOOKSIIII BISCHOF.
In the fall of 2012 with Art Basel Miami Beach quickly approaching I decided to ensconce myself in the street art scene of Wynwood to tell the story. An area once known as “El Barrio” and now gentrified into the Wynwood Art District, every year in late November artists from around the world descend on the streets of Wynwood to remake the facade of almost every building, overhead door and nook or cranny where paint could be applied.
Artists included: CITE, CZRPRZ, HEIST, CRAOLA-DABS-MYLA-WITNES, BOBO, KING SLOTZ, PANEK, RATHS UP, PINKO, JAM 104, AUBS, EWOK, PIA, 2 SQUARE, SECRET, ISHMAEL, KENTON PARKER, ART CREAM TRUCK, CYST, FUMEROISM, POSE-MSK, CHANEY, PRESSA HALL, LAWS CREW, MOLLY ROSE FREEMAN, SOLO RM, ZIMER, PATCH WHISKEY, GLORIA MURIEL, NEMEL, SINTEX, ATOMIK, PHAME, SP1, TUBS, JUNK, TRAGEK, SAKIROO, MIG, RIDLE, RUBY, ENX, MAGEK, PEZ, GOREY, 131, LA PANDILLA, SERUM, GRABSTER, SINER, D.A.D.E., SEWR, EPHEMERON, CONE, FUNKADELIQCLIQUE, 33THIRD, FUBAR, FLORA, POGO, SAMUEL MARK ART, FEW AND FAR, CHARLIE BROWN, FLIK, EL KENOR, KENNY SCHARF, MARMER, BLINK, KAS, SLIP1, CHANOIR, XUPET NEGRE, TOREK, AMOS, CEPLSCREAM & DAZE, WERE IN MIAMI BITCH!
148 pages, hardcover- Richard Colman lives, works and exhibits in Los Angeles California. Channeling Edward Gorey’s sinsister gothic style and Henry Darger’s twisted story-telling in equal measures, Colman’s work is finely rendered, dark, but also humorous. Over the past five years, Colman has exhibited in well received shows including a solo show at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, and ground breaking group shows including Royal Elastics, Street Wise (London), and Career Days at MOCA D.C. with Dalek, Stephen Powers, Mike Giant, and NEWA.
98 pages, hardcover- Freelance photographer Johan Fredin-Knutzen is bringing you on a trip to discover the subway of Stockholm. You will see the tunels, the stations and other beautiful pictures of the subway system. This is not a graffiti book as it doesn't show graffiti pieces, but you can feel the graffiti vibe in each pictures, as you go deeper in the tunnels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 .. .
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, English
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 cover
Published by Gingko Press