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  • Copenhagen Graffiti II 1986-2020

    35.00

    The second book in the Copenhagen Graffitii-series by Disk. The first book was released in 2016 and has since then already been reprinted four times, so don’t sleep on this! In this up-following book Disk has kept digging in his archives and mixed it with newer photos, all shot in Copenhagen with analog camera. A great mix of walls, trains, tags and throw-ups featuring a wide range of writers including Rens, Sabe, Bates, Tomcat, Opel, Cres, Kegr, Cave, Week, Sek, Faze, Tabu (RIP), DIA, MOA, HM, WHAP, Same (RIP), AOD, Apes and many more.

    DETAILS

    Size: 28 x 21 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 160
    Language: English
    Year: March 2021
    Publisher:
    Author:
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  • Copenhagen Graffiti 1985-2016

    35.00

    A collection of selected photographies from Disk’s personal archives covering almost four decades of Copenhagen graffiti. The book is separated into three episodes featuring the 80’s, 90’s and 2000 until today with introductions by Desire, Cave and Pesto.

    DETAILS

    Size: 28 x 21 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 160
    Language: English
    Year: November 2016 (Fourth edition)
    Publisher:
    Author:
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  • Copenhagen Blackbooks

    35.00

    Copenhagen Blackbooks is a unique compilation of 32 Danish writers’ blackbooks. All writers have contributed with tales and stories, giving the reader an unprecedented and truly rare insight into the secret pages of a vandal.

    DETAILS

    Size: 22 x 28.5 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 280
    Language: English
    Year: Second edition 2021
    Publisher:
    Author:
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  • 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

  • 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

  • Roma Subway Art

    49.90

    Thirty years of graffiti on the subway in Rome, contained in 432 pages, with stories from 90 of the most prolific writers in the Roman scene. An introspective journey through hundreds of secret archives, enriched by several shots from internationally renowned photographers who have followed and documented this cultural phenomenon since the early days, which, despite greater control and more severe penalties, do not seem to have an end.

     

    DETAILS

    Size: 25×20 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 432
    Language: English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Wholetrain Press
    Author: Mathieu Romeo, Lorenzo D’Ambra
    ISBN/EAN: 9788897640172

  • Rae Martini – 24 Carat Dirt

    35.00

    Rae Martini, a prominent figure on the international street scene, comes face to face with painting and artistic expression for the first time in the early 90s. For over twenty years he serves as one of the greatest exemplars of the Italian Graffiti movement. Along with only a few other artists, he has managed to concretize his artistic development. With so much graffiti on streets and trains in so many European cities, he pursued an artistic career dedicated to the world of paint and canvas. Just like railroad tracks, these two parallel domains intertwine and influence each other with the aesthetics and experiences of two worlds, distant, yet close; hardly any artists from the graffiti scene are so committed to their work and beliefs that they are capable of bringing urban setting and street culture into the world of fine art galleries. Over the last two decades, Rae Martini has been able to dedicate himself to these two worlds using a common starting point: sketching on paper.

    DETAILS

    Size: 30 x 24 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 208
    Language: Italian
    Year: 2012
    Publisher: Damiani
    Author: Rae Martini
    ISBN/EAN: 978 88 6208 207 5

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Grand YDS – Words over windows

    49.90

    Long awaited book by Grand YDS – Words over windows (London)
    Roll back to 1986

    „The drab grey coloured iron horses that gallantly glided through the city of London on its iron rails were looking rather tired & in need of a makeover. I myself – along with a rather large bunch of vagabonds & misfits that we would give these gallant horses the colours they deserved!! This is my story along with others of how that journey transgressed….
    I hope you enjoy the ride back through time…“

    Features Skore, Drax, Fuel, Teach, Fume, IIKold.

     

    DETAILS

    Size: 25  x 20 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 164
    Language: English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher:
    Author: GRAND YDS
    ISBN/EAN:

  • 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

  • Wall Writers – Graffiti in its Innocence

    49.90

    The Wall Writers companion hardbound book 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 graffiti writing itself but the writers creating it, 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.

    DETAILS

    Size: 30,7 x 25,9 x 3,5 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 360
    Language: English
    Year: 2016
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Roger Gastman, Trina Calderon, Caleb Neelon, Chris Pape
    ISBN/EAN: 978-1-58423-601-6

  • 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:

  • OZ – Hamburg

    35.00

    Die Stadt Hamburg ist untrennbar mit dem Phänomen OZ verbunden. Jahrzehntelang haben seine Werke das Stadtbild geprägt. Der Mann hinter dem Pseudonym ist nun seit fast vier vier Jahren tot. Doch was ist heute noch von seinem Lebenswerk erhalten?

    Die Fotos von Emmett E. entstanden im Zeitraum von 29. bis 31. März 2018

    DETAILS

    Size: 21 x 29,7 cm (DIN A4 Hochformat)
    Cover: Softcover mit Prägung
    Pages: 320
    Language: German, English
    Year: 2018
    Publisher: Hitzerot
    Author: Emmett E.
    ISBN/EAN:

  • ZAR ZIP FLY ZORO

    32.00

    Die erste Schicht Graffiti in München

    München 1983, die Wände sind unberührt. Politische Sprüche und Liebesbotschaften zieren vereinzelt das Grau. Plötzlich aber tauchen abstrakte Zeichen, seltsame Figuren und kryptische Buchstaben- Kombinationen auf, von denen niemand weiß, was sie bedeuten sollen. Sie verbreiten sich im Stadtbild und markieren den Beginn der Graffiti- Bewegung in Deutschland und Europa. Die Fotografien aus den Archiven des Strafverteidigers Konrad Kittl und des Volkskunde-Professors Peter Kreuzer zeigen die erste Schicht Graffiti in München: Versuche mit Farbe und Form, ohne Vorwissen, Kategorien und Regeln.

    the first layer of graffiti in Munich

    It is 1983 in Munich, the walls are gray and bare, marked only by a few political slogans and the odd declaration of love. Then, suddenly, abstract sign language, peculiar characters and cryptic combinations of letters begin to appear, their meaning a puzzle to all who chance upon them. The pieces begin to spread across the city and mark the start of the graffiti movement in Germany and throughout Europe. The photographic archives of attorney Konrad Kittl and Anthropology academic Peter Kreuzer reveal the first layer of graffiti in Munich: experiments with color and form, unprecedented and free from rules or preconceptions.

    DETAILS

    Size: 21,5 × 15,0 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 142
    Language: German or English
    Year: 2018
    Publisher: Klick Klack Publishing
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN: 978-3-9818713-0-2


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