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  • Sven Willms – In Your America

    10.00

    Graffiti ist fester Bestandteil des urbanen Raums auf der ganzen Welt. Ungefragt reiht es sich in das Stadtbild und steht in seiner Authentizität in einem starken Kontrast zu geschönten Werbetafeln. Diese Kunst zu greifen, gar festzuhalten ist äußerst schwierig. Sie ist, aufgrund des meist illegalen Entstehungskontextes, von ihrem Wesen her flüchtig, immer in Bewegung in einem Kreislauf aus Werden und Vergehen. Um sie auszustellen und zu präsentieren, muss man sie auf Film bannen. Der Künstler Sven Willms dokumentiert in seinen Fotoarbeiten solche Werke und porträtiert deren Autoren als Verweis auf den Ort, der mit dieser Kunst unwiderruflich in Verbindung steht – die Straße.

    Philadelphia / New York / Washington
    Fotografiert von Sven Willms 2018

    DETAILS

    Size: 14,8 x 21 cm (DIN A5 Portrait)
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 112
    Language: German, English
    Year: 2019
    Publisher:
    Author:
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  • Getting Caught

    11.00

    Die Graffiti-Kultur ist gut dokumentiert, aber ihre Geschichte wurde nie erzählt – zumindest nicht so. Akay startete einen Aufruf und interviewte jede Person am Tatort, um Rohdaten und unzuverlässige Erinnerungen zu sammeln, die für dieses Projekt notwenig waren. Das Ergebnis ist eine Zusammenstellung, die einige der legendärsten Momente der Graffiti-Geschichte aus Stockholm, Kopenhagen und Berlin beinhaltet und die selten offenbarten Erlebnisse von Menschen erzählt, die Nacht für Nacht auf der Suche nach Schwierigkeiten sind. Dies ist eine Sammlung von Geschichten darüber, dumme Dinge zu tun, gejagt zu werden und fast damit davon zu kommen.

    Graffiti culture is well-documented, but its story has never been told – at least, not like this. Akay called up, chased down, and interviewed each person at the scene of the crime to collect raw facts and unreliable memories needed for this project. The result is a compilation that includes some of the most legendary moments in graffiti history from Stockholm, Copenhagen and Berlin and chronicles the rarely revealed experiences of individuals who are out night after night, not looking for trouble but getting into it anyway. This is a collection of stories about doing stupid things, getting chased, and almost getting away with it.

    Stories from 1987 to 2011 including SLEDGE & AKAY, LAKE, ANGEST, KHAN, NECK, FEYS, AKIM, ASTMA, POMAC, UNIK, TERROR, MONKEY & KRIPOE, BIG BROTHER, KROPP, MATTHIAS & MISCHA, TELE & JENS, KOUCH, SKEN, ZOE, RUSKIG, ITSO, and KAOS.

    DETAILS

    Size: 15 x 10 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 122
    Language: English
    Year: 2011
    Publisher: Toxoplasma Press
    Author: AKAYRAE
    ISBN/EAN: 9789163700774

  • Vienna Murals – Street Art Guide Vienna Vol.2

    14.90

    A lot has happened since the release of Vienna Murals´s first book.

    An introduction to more than 100 additional artworks all over Vienna.
    Over 100 pages, A5 landscape format, soft cover. In English. With maps and photos of murals in Vienna, including background infos, who certain artworks were painted by, when, and also who curated them and info about interesting galleries, festivals, agencies, curators etc that all make our city more vibrant and colourful.
    Go out and explore the city yourself.
    VOLUME 2 acts as an appendix that can be used alone or together with VOLUME 1 – showcasing artworks that were not included in any of Vienna Murals´s books before.

    DETAILS

    Size: 21 x 14,8 cm (DIN A5 Landscape)
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 100+
    Language: English
    Year: 2019
    Publisher: Streetartbooks
    Author: Thomas Grötschnig
    ISBN/EAN:

  • Protecting Art in the Street

    14.90

    There has recently been a sharp increase in cases where corporations have been sued by street and graffiti artists because their artworks had been used and exploited without the artists’ authorisation, for example in advertising campaigns, as backdrops in promotional videos, or as decorating elements of products. This trend shows and confirms that these forms of art are vulnerable. They are actually more exposed to unauthorised exploitation (and destruction as well) than works of fine art, because they are placed in the public eye.
    Protecting Art in the Street explains, with words and images, how copyright laws apply to street art and graffiti, and how they can be of help to creators within these artistic communities. Knowledge about these issues does matter. There has recently been a spike in legal actions or complaints against corporations and individuals that have tried to exploit commercially street artworks without the artists’ consent; and more importantly without sharing with them any profit. Also, legal actions have been brought by street artists to fight destruction of their pieces.
    By adopting a simple language, Protecting Art in the Street constitutes an easy-to-understand guide aimed at navigating street artists and graffiti writers through otherwise difficult and intricate legal issues concerning the protection of their artistic outputs.

    DETAILS

    Size: 13 x 21 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 68
    Language: English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Enrico Bonadio
    ISBN/EAN: 978-91-88369-35-2

  • ODEM – On The Run

    14.99

    ODEM: ON THE RUN zeichnet den atemlosen Aufstieg und jähen Fall des Berliner Graffiti-Sprühers ODEM nach, der zunächst als kleiner Tagger sein Kürzel in jede U-Bahn setzte und als Crew-Mitglied erste Pieces versuchte, dann Teil einer Jugendszene wurde, die sich täglich im U-Bahnhof Friedrichstraße traf, um schließlich als King der Szene international bekannt und wegen seiner Skrupellosigkeit gefürchtet zu werden.

    ODEM: ON THE RUN ist der authentische Bericht eines Großstadtjugendlichen am Anfang der Neunzigerjahre. Gleichermaßen faszinierend wie schockierend, macht dies Buch, die Begeisterung der Jugendlichen für Graffiti verständlich und beleuchtet zugleich in aller Härte die Schattenseiten einer Szene, in der Spaß und Action ebenso alltäglich sind wie Gewalt und Kriminalität, Alkohol und Drogen.

    DETAILS

    Size: 20,5 x 12,9 x 2,8 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 344
    Language: Deutsch
    Year: 2015
    Publisher: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf
    Author: Jürgen Deppe & Odem
    ISBN/EAN: 9783862654789

  • TagsAndThrows vol. 002

    15.00

    Für die zweite Ausgabe spazierte TagsAndThrows einen Sommer lang durch die Straßen von New York. Neben der Dokumentation von Tags und Throw-Ups im gesamten Stadtgebiet hat sich Thomas Karl-Johan Gunnarsson alias OKOK, der Mann hinter TagsAndThrows, auch mit Left, Rukus, Stu, Pixote und Fade getroffen, um sich über die Szene zu unterhalten.

    In this second volume TagsAndThrows spent a summer walking around in the streets of New York. Beside documenting the tags and throws around the city Thomas Karl-Johan Gunnarsson a.k.a. OKOK, the man behind TagsAndThrows also hooked up with Left, Rukus, Stu, Pixote and Fade to have a chat about the scene.

    DETAILS

    Size: 15 x 15 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 148
    Language: English
    Year: 2016
    Publisher:
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN:

  • Graffiti København 1984-2019

    15.00

    Dies ist der Ausstellungskatalog „Graffiti København 1984-2019“, die im Sommer 2019 in der Øksnehallen in der Nähe des Kopenhagener Hauptbahnhofs in Dänemark stattfand. Der Katalog umfasst 52 Seiten mit Texten und Bildern zur Geschichte von Graffiti in Kopenhagen.

    DETAILS

    Size: 25 x 25 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 52
    Language: English / Danish
    Year: 2019
    Publisher: DGI Byen
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN:

  • Whole Car Poetry

    15.70

    A unique work. Verbal and visually lucid madness. A supersonic voyage between loneliness and alienation in contemporary society.
    Through the use of writing in its most visionary and majestic form – the whole car – associated with poetry that is strongly expressive in its slam inspiration, this book has the merit of inaugurating a form of sincere and original expression, with absolutely amazing potential. Prepare yourselves for a surprise: even if he finds himself in a trainwarehouse or sitting at a table with a pen in hand, Frank Veleno is always doing something new. And it concerns us all.

     

    DETAILS

    Size: 27 x 17 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 100
    Language: English
    Year: 2011
    Publisher: Wholetrain Press
    Author: Frank Veleno
    ISBN/EAN: 978-88-904178-2-5

  • UNTOLD STORIES Inside Graffiti Writing Culture

    17.90

    Was als Hobby beginnt, kann schließlich zu einer Lebensweise werden. Was dich bei jeder Bewegung und allem, was du tust, beeinflusst. So wie Graffiti schöne Erinnerungen an Abenteuer, Rebellion und Freundschaft hervorrufen kann, so bleibt für die weniger Glücklichen nur ein Haufen alter Dokumente übrig. Eine Erinnerung an gezahlte Geldstrafen und gebrochene Gesetze. UNTOLD STORIES Inside Graffiti Writing Culture (ISBN: 978-3-939566-53-3), bringt uns dem inneren Heiligtum der vielfältigen Kultur des Graffiti-Writings nahe. In 43 Stories aus der ganzen Welt erzählt jeder Autor von einem entscheidenden Moment seines Lebens, der dazu beitrug, ihn zu dem Menschen zu machen, der er heute ist.

    Mit AMUCK (AUS), ASKE (RU), ATOME (AUS), ATSOK (PT), BILL SHARP (AUS), CAKES (SE), CALVIN & IN3 (AUS), CAN2 (DE), CASROC (NL), CENTO (IT), DART (SE), DEACE (FR), DIAGRAM (AUS), DIPHER (AUS), EKLA (FR), FLUSTA (AUS), HBOO (DE), HOMBRE (DE), IBRAHIM WIJBENGA (NL), IKE (IT), JEROO (DE), JOHN DERRICK (AUS), KAM (DE), KAOS (SE), KASINO (AUS), KISS (SE) & BILLY BADASS (NO), KRIXL (DE), LOOMIT (DE), LOW (IT), LOVEPUSHER (UK), MASON (DE), NAWAS (BE), NEOB (IT), NORIS (DE), NUNO VIEGAS (PT), RASK (IE), REBO (AUS), RUSK MA’CLAIM (DE), SECSE (IT), SPER (DE), SPICE (AUS), WREN (AUS), VERO (BE)

    (43 stories, 45 artists)

    DETAILS

    Size: 17×24 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 208
    Language: English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Publikat
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN: 978-3-939566-53-3

  • Ajax Amstelredam

    19.00

    AJAX Amstelredam (eine alte Version des Stadtnamens) besteht aus 120 Seiten mit Fotos, die RAP 2005 aufgenommen hat. Der Schwerpunkt liegt sowohl auf U-Bahnen als auch auf den Straßen des Rotlichtviertels. Zu sehen sind Namen wie Banos, Moon, Jake, Trane, Rap, Stor, Tel, Order, sowie im U-Bahn-Teil: Chino, Byi, Oker ,Trane, Dystur, Jonone, Creez, …

    DETAILS

    Size: 14,8 x 21 cm (DIN A5 Portrait)
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 120
    Language: English, French
    Year: 2019
    Publisher: Graffalife
    Author: RAP
    ISBN/EAN:
    Limited Edition: 250 copies

  • Markus Pippan – What´s left

    19.00

    DETAILS

    Size: 14,8 x 21,0 cm
    Cover: Hardcover mit Prägung, Fadenheftung, Leseband
    Pages: 120
    Language:
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Verlag Forum Stadtpark
    Author: Markus Pippan
    ISBN/EAN: 978-3-901109-62-1

  • Tag Town

    19.90

    Graffiti hat sich bis in die entlegensten Winkel der Erde ausgebreitet und ist damit zur größten Kunstbewegung der Geschichte geworden und jeder Graffiti-Autor begann seine Writing-Karriere mit einem Tag. Die Entwicklung eines originalen, konsequent geschriebenen Namens ist die Haupthandlung eines Writers.
    Die Fotos in Tag Town aus den 60er Jahren zeigen uns die Ursprünge von Graffiti im New Yorker Stil.
    Tags und Pieces teilen ein gemeinsames Erbe, und wenn du eins verstehst, kannst du auch das andere verstehen.
    Für diejenigen, die lernen, Tags zu lesen, öffnet sich eine Welt des ästhetischen Ausdrucks und der Kommunikation. Tags sind eine universelle Sprache – der Jazz der Schrift. Tag Town enthält auch seltene Fotos von Arbeiten auf der Straße von Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring und Kenny Scharf, Künstler, deren Tag-inspirierte Arbeit geholfen hat, die schnell wachsende Street-Art-Bewegung zu gründen. Der begleitende Text basiert auf Interviews mit den New Yorker Graffiti-Pionieren Blade, Part 1 und Snake 1.

    Martha Cooper hat sich in New York City seit 30 Jahren darauf spezialisiert, urbane Kunst und Architektur zu fotografieren.

     

    Graffiti has spread to the far corners of the earth and in the process has become the biggest art movement in history and every graffiti writer began his or her writing career with a tag. Developing an original, consistently written name is the primary act for a writer.
    The photos in Tag Town, dating back to the 60’s, introduce us to the origins of New York style graffiti.
    Tags and pieces share a common heritage and by understanding one, you can understand the other.
    For those who learn to read tags, a world of aesthetic expression and communication opens up. Tags are a universal language – the jazz of lettering. Tag Town also contains rare photos of work on the street by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, artists whose tag-inspired work helped found the rapidly growing street art movement. The accompanying text is based on interviews with New York graffiti pioneers Blade, Part 1 and Snake 1.

    Martha Cooper has specialized in photographing urban art and architecture in New York City for thirty years.

    DETAILS

    Size: 25,4 x 18,4 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 112
    Language: English
    Year: 2009
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Martha Cooper
    ISBN/EAN: 9789185639052

  • 1207 – Portraits of Stockholm

    29.90 19.90

    Stockholm has been decorated by graffiti writers for more than twenty years. Now, for the first time, the people behind graffiti allow themselves to be portrayed. 1207 presents more than 50 of Stockholm’s most active and legendary graffiti writers. Photographer Torkel Sjöstrand has followed them and photographed them on their walks through the city for three years.From Spånga to Norsborg, Södertälje to Ekerö, suburb to inner city. In tunnels and on railroad tracks, or overlooking a magnificent vista of the city. Graffiti writers are fascinated by the places many people don’t notice.1207 is a document of a small group of people who risk their own well-being for an art form that is constantly pilloried by politicians and the authorities. We are offered a different depiction of Stockholm, and a unique document of its graffiti writers. Moreover, all the writers have written their tag in the book.1207 is the police code for destruction of property through graffiti. With an essay by Jacob Kimvall, art theoretician and an authority on graffiti.Foreword by Irok, Stockholm graffiti writer.

    DETAILS

    Size: 20 x 25 x 1,5cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 128
    Language: English, Swedish
    Year: 2007
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN: 9789185639007

  • Like Lipstick Traces

    29.90 19.90

    A spectacular photographic journey through the lenses of 13 graffiti artists.
    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: 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).

    DETAILS

    Size: 20 x 25 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 226
    Language: English
    Year: 2009
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Aurélien Arbet, Jérémie Egry
    ISBN/EAN: 9789185639205

  • Crash Kid Graffiti Archive

    19.90

    “Crash Kid Graffiti Archive” is a project that wants to present a selection of the best-unreleased images from Massimo “Crash Kid” Colonna’s photographic archive, focusing its attention exclusively on graffiti.

    A meticulous choice of restored photos ranging from 1985 to 1997 in cities such as New York, Paris, Rome, Monaco, Basel and many others exhibiting works by masters of writing such as Bando, Mode 2, Dare, Can 2, Loomit, Lokiss, Darco , Skki, Swet, Crash Kid, Napal, Stand, Pane, Rusty, Zero T, Dayaki, Eron and many others.

    A project born from the friendship and will of Napal and Ryo, the book besides having the purpose of preserving this precious photographic material was conceived to spread the use of masks
    of respiratory protection among the writing community, promoting the practice of painting safely to protect the health of writers.
    The proceeds from the book will be donated to AIL, the Italian Association against leukemia-lymphomas and myeloma which supports research and provides direct assistance to cancer patients.
    A book that combines art with social commitment and help to people in need and a “must” for any true writing enthusiast.

    DETAILS

    Size: 25×20 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 208
    Language: English, Italian
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Wholetrain Press
    Author: Crash Kid
    ISBN/EAN: 978-88-97640-13-4

  • Doors of Athens

    20.00

    This book-document by Tarta Ross and Death Vallée is a marginal-poetic, parallel guide to the doors of Athens.
    It is a photographic album, enriched with a collection of theories and stories.
    It promises to take readers on a never-ending journey into the futures of cynicism and the realism of everyday life.

    DETAILS

    Size: 15 x 21,0 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 272
    Language: English / Greek
    Year: 2019
    Publisher: Present Books
    Author: Death Vallée – Tarta Ross
    ISBN/EAN:

  • Graffiti School

    24.90

    Graffiti, Tags, Throwups, Blockbuster, Wildstyles – die Begriffsvielfalt ist so bunt wie die Handschriften der Künstler. Mit »Graffiti School« liegt nun der ultimative Überblick zu allen Fragen rund um die Kunst aus der Spraydose vor. Auch wenn die Meinungen, ob das kunstvoll oder eher kriminell ist, häufig noch auseinandergehen, hat zumindest der Markt längst entschieden und honoriert die Arbeiten von Aktivisten wie Banksy oder Blek le Rat ebenso hoch wie die anderer zeitgenössischer Künstler.

    »Graffiti School« liefert in diesem Diskurs neben einem kurzen Überblick über die Anfänge der Graffitikunst vor allem jede Menge praktische Anleitungen und Basiswissen: von der Zusammensetzung, Handhabung und Pflege der Graffiti-Ausrüstung bis zur illustrierten Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung für Gestaltungselemente und Techniken. Zahlreiche Bildbeispiele von Graffiti aus aller Welt ergänzen dieses Manual. Der Autor Christoph „Jeroo“ Ganter kann dabei auf seine eigene Erfahrung als Graffitikünstler zurückgreifen.

    Paperback, Klappenbroschur
    300 farbige Abbildungen

    DETAILS

    Size: 21 x 29,7 cm (DIN A4 Portrait)
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 176
    Language: German
    Year: 2013
    Publisher: Prestel
    Author: Christoph Ganter
    ISBN/EAN: 978-3-7913-4841-4

  • Graffiti a New York

    24.90

    Andrea Nelli was in his twenties when he went to New York for the first time. He saw BIG-O 116, EVIL ERF 14, RAT FINK 131, SUPER KOOL 223 written on the walls. In the beginning he thought of them as strange ideograms but he was even more fascinated to find out that the inscriptions were actually names. He decided to archive this phenomenon by taking pictures and to make it the subject of the thesis for his degree on Literature. He got in touch with many cliques of writers that open him the doors of New York.
    Big names, as COCO 144, were his guide. Graffiti a New York by Andrea Nelli is the re-edition of one of first books about Graffiti Writing, published for the first time in 1978.
    This book conserves the original text, precious and rare document of an unthinkable research for that period. It contributes to the historical memory of Graffiti Writing with amazing pictures about the styles and the first tags of Manhattan Heights.
    More than 100 pictures of Names and historical pieces photographed by Andrea Nelli accompany the text, true in the form and in the content.
    Graffiti a New York is a true witness about Graffiti phenomenon in his early years of birth.

     

    DETAILS

    Size: 17 x 25 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 190
    Language: English
    Year: 2012
    Publisher: Wholetrain Press
    Author: Andrea Nelli
    ISBN/EAN: 978-88-976400-0-4

  • The Faith of Graffiti

    25.00

    Neuauflage des Klassikers The Faith of Graffiti von Norman Mailer mit Fotografien von Jon Naar welches 1974 erstmals veröffentlicht wurde.

     

    DETAILS

    Size: 31 x 23 x 1 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 144
    Language: English, French
    Year: 2009
    Publisher: L’oeil d’Horus SARL
    Author: John Naar, Norman Mailer
    ISBN/EAN: 9782350810143

  • Buio Dentro

    25.00

    Buio Dentro is a foray into the darkest side of Milanese graffiti, the bad side, the side that has nothing to do with the quiet Sundays in the Hall of Fame nor with the street artist of the moment. In the Instagram era, Corrado Piazza stops time and brings back to life the golden age Milan, exhuming from the subway manholes the most important names of the Milanese scene from 1987 to 1998. An incredible collection of images and testimonies, mostly unpublished, from the voice of those who lived those years and never forgot them. Without filters, without censorship. Unlike the countless publications that preceded it, Buio Dentro focuses exclusively on bombing the subsoil, in that network of tunnels that constitutes the metropolitan network of Milan. A romantic project that aims to tell, in the most complete and reliable way, the roughest face of an unforgettable and unrepeatable season of aerosol writing in Milan.

    DETAILS

    Size: 17 x 20 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 222
    Language: Italian
    Year: 2018
    Publisher:
    Author: Corrado Piazza
    ISBN/EAN: 978-8897109600

  • Fernbeziehung

    25.00

    Fernbeziehung Buch 2020
    ERNST & KLEE
    TD2F/VRS

    DETAILS

    Size: 20 x 27 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 112
    Language: German
    Year: 2020
    Publisher:
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN:

  • NYCHOS – 1111 (eleven eleven)

    25.00

    RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT proudly presents:

    “1111“ – illustrated & narrated by NYCHOS
    “1111“ (eleven eleven) – A hint of communication. A constant heartbeat. A number forming the interface between the self and everything that is.
    – content: 30 black and white illustrations accompanied by 30 short texts, printed on 68 pages of 150g arctic volume white paper

    – cover: gloss laminated soft cover on 350g postcard carton

    “1111“ is the artistic reprocessing of an ongoing substantial period in NYCHOS’ life. The autobiographical narrative is a series of 30 black and white illustrations, accompanied by text, recalled in silence. An intimate journey that, on the way from suffering to healing, brings forth new dimensions. “1111“ is presented in print for the very first time within a publication of 68 pages, published by Rabbit Eye Movement.

    DETAILS

    Size: 16,5 x 23,1 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 68
    Language: English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Rabbit Eye Movement
    Author: NYCHOS
    ISBN/EAN: 978-3-9519866-0-9

  • Forms of rockin

    25.90

    „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 for the first time are connected to graphic design and other popular culture expressions such as music, fashion, photography, industrial design and movies. Anssi Arte analyses some of the most powerful visual symbols of the 1970s, 80s and 90s and compares design, display typefaces 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.

    Anssi Arte (b. 1981) is a Helsinki-based graphic designer specialized in visual identities and brand architecture. He has a formal (MA) education in graphic design from the Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture.
    Besides graphic design he is a graffiti enthusiast since childhood, specialized in studying and practising the traditional European and Scandinavian letterforms and aesthetics.

    DETAILS

    Size: 22,5 x 21,5 x 1,8 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 125
    Language: English
    Year: 2015
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Anssi Arte
    ISBN/EAN: 9789185639748

  • RAP – I´M IN MOTION

    26.00

    Photographs taken by RAP in Paris and around in the year 2001

    DETAILS

    Size: 14,8 x 21 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 180
    Language:
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Graffalife
    Author: RAP
    ISBN/EAN:
    Limited Edition: 100 copies, + Screenprint Postcard (Signed & numbered)

  • Takeover – Vienna Street Art Now

    27.00

    Das Buch zur „Takeover“-Ausstellung im Wien Museum

    Oft unerlaubt, manchmal beauftragt angebracht, sind Graffiti und Street Art heute nicht mehr aus dem Stadtbild wegzudenken. Sie sorgen für Aufsehen im öffentlichen Raum und hinterfragen unser Verständnis von Mitgestaltung und Teilhabe.

    Oft unerlaubt, manchmal beauftragt angebracht, sind Graffiti und Street Art heute nicht mehr aus dem Stadtbild wegzudenken. Sie sorgen für Aufsehen im öffentlichen Raum und hinterfragen unser Verständnis von Mitgestaltung und Teilhabe. Lässt sich Street Art, per Definition auf der Straße zu finden, glaubwürdig im Museum zeigen? Durch den geplanten Umbau des Wien Museums bot sich die Gelegenheit, in einem facettenreichen Projekt dieser Frage nachzuspüren. Das Gebäude und sein Gelände wurden zur kreativen Spielfläche für KünstlerInnen und BesucherInnen. Dabei wurde erstmals die Wiener Szene in ihrer Vielfalt und Ambivalenz vorgestellt. Die entstandenen Werke sind temporär und werden im Zuge des Umbaus wieder zerstört. Was bleibt, ist dieses Buch, das die situative Atmosphäre während “Takeover” spiegelt und 40 namhafte Protagonist_innen und ihre vielfältigen Werke, Stile und Ausdrücke, die maßgeblich zur Transformation des Museums beigetragen haben, vorstellt.

    DETAILS

    Size: 32 x 24,5 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 136
    Language: German
    Year: 2019
    Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst
    Author: Karina Karadensky, Christine Koblitz, Wien Museum
    ISBN/EAN: 978-3-903320-41-3

  • Rockin‘ It Suckers (10th Anniversary Edition)

    28.90

    The inside story of the crew that has kept graffiti alive in New York City for the past 20 years!

    After being out of print for years – ROCKIN’ IT SUCKERS is back in a limited 10th Anniversary Edition!

    A classic graffiti book is once agin available – with additional text and original cover.

    Some call it art others vandalism. For the members of the infamous RIS crew the label doesn’t matter. ROCKIN’ IT SUCKERS is the story of New York City’s infamous RIS crew in their heyday.

    New York in the late 80s: A city tormented by crack and violent crime. At the same time the golden age of hip hop was in full bloom, and despite the violence some found room for creativity.
    At this time a group of kids got together to taste the last of the city’s painted subway trains, just in time to experience a new era in New York’s graffiti history — The authorities decided to clean up the city and a zero-tolerance policy towards graffiti was instituted. While many of the city’s graffiti writers quit, the RIS crew was determined to keep the trains colorful and decided to wage their own war with the city. As a result, they took over New York with style, and along the way influenced graffiti writers long way outside the five boroughs.
    The crack down from the authorities didn’t only trigger the RIS crew to write more, it also made them come up with faster techniques and develop their styles, all done with the crews’ characteristic arrogance and humorous touch. Soon they became one of the world’s most important and influential graffiti crews.

    DETAILS

    Size: 19 x 25 x 2 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 128
    Language: English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Alain KET Maridueña, Cousin Frank, Museum of Graffiti
    ISBN/EAN: 9789188369406

  • Peter Stelzig – Running The High Line

    29.00

    Das Buch zeigt U-Bahn Graffiti auf den Viadukt-Hochbahnabschnitten der Berliner U-Bahn Linien U1, U2 und U3. Die Bilder wurden im Zeitraum 9/2019 bis 2/2020 aufgenommen.

    Texte von: Boks, Kgo, Jeico und Peter Stelzig.

    DETAILS

    Size: DIN A4 Portrait
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 76
    Language: English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Racoon Verlag
    Author: Peter Stelzig
    ISBN/EAN:
    Limited Edition: 750 copies / Signed & Numbered

  • One Week With 1UP

    29.90

    Die amerikanische Fotografin Martha Cooper (u.a. bekannt durch ihr Buch „Subway Art“) begleitete mit ihrer Kamera eine Woche lang die Aktionen der 1UP Crew in Berlin. Das Buch zeigt auf 144 Seiten die dabei entstandenen Fotos von Wholecars, Tunnel-Actions, Rooftop- und Street Bombings. Zusätzlich bieten die Texte von Georg Bakunin interessante Hintergrundinformationen.

    Ein Projekt von Martha Cooper, Ninja K. und 1UP
    Texte von Georg Bakunin

    DETAILS

    Size: 31 x 22 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 144
    Language: German, English
    Year: 2018
    Publisher:
    Author: Martha Cooper, Ninja K. und 1UP
    ISBN/EAN:

  • Das Gedächtnis der Stadt schreiben

    29.90

    German edition of Writing the memory of the city.
    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.

    DETAILS

    Size: 20 x 24,5 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 232
    Language: German
    Year: 2009
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Markus Mai, Thomas Wiczak
    ISBN/EAN: 9789185639045

  • Abused Beloved Metros – Characters on World Wide Subways

    29.90

    Metros malen, die Königsdisziplin… bedeutet das Abhaken vieler Systeme, und normalerweise hat man nicht viel Zeit dafür. Niker (ABM) ist in den letzten 3 Jahren über Kontinente gereist, um zu zeigen, dass man auch trotz manchmal kurzer Zeit Character auf Metros malen kann. Rodik (QMS) beschäftigte sich lange mit dem U-Bahn-System in Mexiko-City. Es wurden viele Strickleitern gebaut und Winkelschleifer zum brennen gebracht. Karma (PSE) zeigt uns, dass es nicht immer Dosen sein müssen. Er malt seine Metros vorzugsweise mit Pinseln und Acrylfarbe. Clasher (ABM) nimmt uns mit in den Berliner Untergrund wie eine Tunnelratte. Außerdem gibt es noch Stuff von Kezdy (PSE), TBG, EQT und die RADICALS zeigen euch nochmal Metros in Ostdeutscher Manier . Ein Bonus Part gibt Einblicke vom Stadtbahnsystem im Ruhrgebiet. Und vieles vieles mehr…

     

    DETAILS

    Size: 21 x 21 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 200
    Language: English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher:
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN:

  • Overground 2 (2006)

    29.90

    The world´s best graffiti is created in Scandinavia. It is elegant and dynamic, humorous and serious. In this book, we follow eight of the most important Scandinavian artists. Their pictures are bursting with life. Their lives are full of adventure.
    Introduction by Roger Gastman, author of numerous books on graffiti and co-publisher of the pop culture magazine Swindle.

    A book from the makers of Underground Productions, Overground, Writers United and They Call Us Vandals.

    ADAMS, CAZTER, FINSTA, MARVEL, NUG, SABE, SKIL, TRAMA

    DETAILS

    Size: 23.54 x 29 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 176
    Language: Swedish / English
    Year: 2006
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Tobias Barenthin  Lindblad & Malcolm Jacobson
    ISBN/EAN: 9789197398145

  • In Memory Of Our Youth

    29.90

    Book by Team Dondiblack about writing letters on surfaces and photographies of surroundings. A try not only to focus on the sprayed word.
    Feat: CPUK, TAJ ,FYA, LASSE, HIPPIE, XEEVR, NOZZ&SUI, ROER1, EPOK, among others…
    Frankfurt a.M., Cologne, Berlin, Canada, Greece, Hamburg, Aachen…
    2.Edition Mid-April 2021

    DETAILS

    Size: A4
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 300
    Language: German
    Year: 2021
    Publisher:
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN:


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