1. States of Decay - Urbex New York

    A unique exploration of decaying infrastructure spanning abandoned power plants, hospitals, asylums, schools, theaters, steel mills, prisons, factories, hotels, cathedrals, blast furnaces, and convents to a boat graveyard.
     
    This extended photo essay features photography by intrepid urban explorers around New York and the northeastern United States. Urbex photographers have faithfully documented their exploits at The Seaview Tuberculosis Sanatorium on Staten Island, The Steubenville Steel works, Rockland Psychiatric Hospital, Union Carbide, Buffalo Central Terminal and dozens more.
     
    This new breed of urban adventurers take a savage ride through the invisible story of the North Eastern USA. From New York City to the infamous Rust Belt, once home to America’s heavy industry, States of Decay brings you a glimpse of the broken, doomed and entropic dreamlands on the outskirts of "civilization."
     
    160 pages, Hardcover, 9 1/2'' x 9 1/2'' (241 x 241 mm)
    140 color photographs, English
    ISBN: 978-1-908211-12-5  $ 34.95

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  2. Sponsorship

    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.

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  3. Soul of Hamburg

    Beautiful hard cover book.

    It includes pictures taken over the past four years, as well as others of which some were unpublished till now.
    In addition, it is our initiative aiming to translate an internet project into the print medium.
     
    Soul of Hamburg – Moderne Straßenfotografie
    over 280 photographs (colour, black and white)
    Gudberg Nerger Verlag
    
ISBN 978-3-943061-44-4

    
160 pages, hard cove

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  4. Shark Toof

    Hardcover, 12 x 8, 84 pages, 90 color plates, edition 1000, release date - Spring 2011.

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  5. Shaft (Book)

    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.

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  6. Sang 9 book

    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.

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  7. Protest Graffiti Mexico - Oaxaca

    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.

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  8. Playground Sweden

    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.

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  9. Playful Type 2

    Playful Type 2 examines how designers are using a variety of techniques to produce typography and lettering in a range of innovative styles. It not only features high-quality type design and diverse applications for original lettering, but also insightful texts and interviews with leading typographers that explore current developments. This book is a timely investigation of how designers are trying to find solutions to counter the fact that more and more messages are being communicated in plain text on digital platforms such as cell phones. It documents the innovative, more personal lettering techniques that today’s designers are developing by hand that not only simply present content, but also enrich it creatively.

    • Editors: J. Middendorp, R. Klanten, H. Hellige
    • Release Date: October 2010
    • Format: 24 x 28 cm
    • Features: 224 Pages, full cover, hardcover
    • Language: English

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  10. Paris Underground

    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.

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  11. Outsiders - Art by People

    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
    • Paperback

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  12. Outdoor Gallery - New York City

    Outdoor Gallery – New York City documents the vibrancy of the diverse contemporary street art environment of New York City. The book predominantly collects the work of New York based artists, running the gamut from old school graffiti writers such as COPE2, to contemporary street artists such as HELLBENT, EKG, ASVP, CERN and GAIA. Their work is showcased alongside that of some international fellow travelers including NICK WALKER, THE YOK, SHERYO and KRAM. The book features hundreds of pieces of art by 46 different artists. The well-photographed works are accompanied by the artists musings on New York, street art and their own work and processes. This work is non-permanent and necessarily current and relevant. In Outdoor Gallery New York resident and author Yoav Litvin successfully documents the zeitgeist.
     
    CONTRIBUTORS (FROM A-Z)
    Adam Dare
    Alice Mizrachi
    Army Of One / Jc2
    Astrodub
    Asvp
    Bishop203
    Bunnym
    Cern
    Chris Stain
    Chrisrwk
    Cope2
    Dain
    Ekg
    Elle Deadsex
    Elsol25
    Enzo & Nio
    Free5
    Fumero
    Gaia
    Gilf!
    Hellbent
    Icy & Sot (Iran)
    Indie184
    Jilly Ballistic
    Joe Iurato
    Kram (Spain)
    Lillian Lorraine
    Lunarnewyear
    Miyok
    Nd’a
    Never Satisfied
    Nick Walker (UK)
    Ocmc
    Optimo Primo
    Overunder
    Phetus88
    Qrst
    Roycer
    Russell King
    Sheryo (Singapore)
    Shiro
    Sofia Maldonaldo (Puerto Rico)
    The Yok (Australia)
    Toofly
    Tripel
    Vengrwk
     
    Published by Gingko Press
    240 pages, Hardcover
    9 1/2" x 11 1/2"
    190 Illustrations, English

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  13. Other - Fight book (+CD)

    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.

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  14. Olivier Stak book

    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.

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  15. Nyc Bcn - Street Art Revolution

    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.

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  16. Nuevo Mundo Latin American Street Art

    256 pages, hardcover: One could argue that today’s most innovative street artists come from Latin America. The unique visual styles of Os Gêmeos, Bastardilla, Vitché, 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.

     
    Nuevo Mundo is the first book to provide a comprehensive documentation of current street art in Latin America by exploring the full spectrum of regional scenes in their impressive diversity. The book is structured into chapters that introduce work from Argentina, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
     
    Nuevo Mundo features not only established artists from Latin America, but also promising new talents. In addition to inspiring images, the book’s informed texts describe the history and context of the region as a whole and also give insight into each scene.
     
    The explosive mixture of indigenous cultures, local folklore, and the history of European colonization has created a unique visual style. The high regard in which these young street artists are now held around the world is a sign of the new self-confidence of an entire continent.
     
    Maximiliano Ruiz has explored for years the subject of Latin American street art as author, curator, and film director. Previously based in Buenos Aires, he now works from Barcelona.

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  17. New York Subways and Stations

    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.

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  18. New York Subway Graffiti

    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.

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  19. Neo Utopia

    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.

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  20. Muralismo Morte

    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.

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  21. Mural Art 3

    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.

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  22. Morris Park Crew The Official History

    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

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  23. Morning Wood Roger Gastman

    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.

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  24. Modart No2- Highbrow Lowbrow Nobrow

    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.

    Artists such as David Shrigley, Nomad, Will Barras, Jeroen Jongeleen (Influenza) and East Eric are selected within to illustrate the concept of Moussism for their emphasis on a gestural approach.
     
    In the second half of the book, “Real Fiction,” the viewer is treated to the latest and greatest work from artists like Nomad, Boris Hoppek, Logan Hicks, Smash137, Just, Swanski and Alex Diamond.

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  25. Modart No1 - Forget Art In Order to Feel It

    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

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