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  • CES53 Book

    70.00

    Boundary breaking graffiti writer CES53 publishes first time overview of his artwork, embodying 40 years of work.

    “Ces53 – CLOWN / MASTER MANIPULATOR / STYLE MASTER / BAD BOY / LEGEND / WRITER / ANARCHIST / FREAK / FOOL / BOUNDARY BREAKER / ARTIST” depicts a huge selection of Ces53 his artwork. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, legal, illegal, shocking and beautiful. All compiled in a 400 page full colour, hard cover bound book. With nearly 2000 photos probably the first graffiti writer showcasing such a large body of work in one object. ‘Being the first’ isn’t new to Ces53; he was the first to paint a train from left to right, top to bottom in the Netherlands, he was the one making train writing a true crusade in the Netherlands, he was the first to paint a train in Belgium, to most non-Germans he is the one that put Berlin on the map as a graffiti playground. Until we recently found out he wasn’t, but for 25 years we all thought that he was the first Dutchie to paint a train in New York. Ces53 was the first in jail for graffiti for longer than a night or two in the Netherlands. He ignited train graffiti as a true believe, and inspired the notorious MSN crew, and many others in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe to pour oil on the fire he started. Besides all the facts, Ces53 is a true and original when it comes to authenticity and style; the shapes, the characters, the colours…it is all his own. His work from childhood until recent graffiti on trains is now available in a carefully designed book. With text contributions by Milk, Eras, Sento, Cat22 and many more.

    DETAILS

    Size: 23,5 x 32 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 400
    Language: English
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: CES 53
    Author: CES 53
    ISBN/EAN:

  • Book of ZACK

    24.90

    In the 90s, the Frankfurt writer ZACK was very present on the trains in the Rhine-Main area under various pseudonyms. He played a major role in shaping the golden years of train writing in the metropolis – a time when almost every commuter train was covered with graffiti and colorful panels and wholecars were often in traffic for months.

    In Book of ZACK he gives an insight into his career on steel at the time, and also new works on walls since his comeback in 2018 can be seen.

    Many of his images are accompanied by texts to the respective actions and let the reader share in his memories. The book is rounded off with additional guest contributions from some of his companions at the time.

    DETAILS

    Size: DIN A4
    Cover:
    Pages: 200
    Language: German, English
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: Publikat
    Author: ZACK
    ISBN/EAN:

  • International Topsprayer – Expired – MOSES & TAPS

    49.90

    TOPSPRAYER EXPIRED – The limitation period edition

    The INTERNATIONAL TOPSPRAYER book published by Publikat in 2011 – which has been sold out for several years and traded at horrendous prices on Ebay – is now coming back in a completely revised limitation period edition. Like the first version, the successor will again feature the legendary lenticular shaking cover, which crisply sums up their concept.

    It is believed that shortly after its release, a note similar to the following will be found in the files of various graffiti investigation groups: „Between 2007 and 2010, the defendants MOSES and TAPS switched their pseudonyms. With the help of an unknown number of others involved in the crime, they bombed 1000 trains over a period of 1000 days. In May 2011, they published their deeds in the illustrated book INTERNATIONAL TOPSPRAYER. However, since no evidence of perpetration could be derived from the book, the relevant preliminary proceedings had to be finally closed after ten years due to the occurrence of the statute of limitations according to section 78 of the Criminal Code.

    After the expiry of the statute of limitations, MOSES & TAPS are now clearing the air with the book TOPSPRAYER EXPIRED, MOSES & TAPS now comprehensively admit all accusations of the proceedings in words and pictures. Furthermore, the suspects supplement the accusations with previously unknown photographs and descriptions of the crimes. In addition, several hundred previously unknown graffiti crimes are documented, especially from the years 2011 and 2012.”

    DETAILS

    Size: 28 x 24 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 464
    Language: German, English
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: Publikat
    Author: Moses & Taps
    ISBN/EAN: 978-3-939566-57-1

  • Astro – Schnellbahn

    49.90

    Astro – Schnellbahn

    DETAILS

    Size: 21,5 x 25 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 288
    Language: English, German
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: Golden Hands Gallery
    Author: Astro
    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

  • THE ACT OF ‚GRAFFITI‘

    49.90

    A never before published book offering a unique insight and fresh perspective on the definition of ‘GRAFFITI’, focused explicitly around the act and all which that entails.

    Documented in photographs and essays which capture the moments; long nights, cold bushes, waiting on a knife edge in a tunnel, being confronted by security guards, winning, losing, hiding and escaping.

    THE ACT OF 'GRAFFITI' is a LIMITED ADDITION heavyweight hardback 208x260mm book printed on 150gsm with over 200 pages of photos and words, spanning over a decade.

    DETAILS

    Size: 20,8 x 26,0 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 200
    Language: English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher:
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN:

  • Martha Cooper – Taking Pictures

    44.90

    Der Katalog zur 2020 eröffneten Ausstellung „MARTHA COOPER: TAKING PICTURES“. Das URBAN NATION Museum porträtiert mit seiner ersten Fotoausstellung die weltweit umfassendste Retrospektive des Werks Martha Coopers. Martha Cooper gewährt hierfür erstmalig Einblicke in ihr umfassendes Privatarchiv. Begleitend erscheinen im Katalog Essays von: Carlo McCormick, Steve P. Harrington und Jaime Rojo, Sean Corcoran, Susan Welchman, Akim Walta, Nika Kramer und Jan Sauerwald.

    DETAILS

    Size: 24 x 24,5 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 229
    Language: German / English
    Year: 2020 (1.Auflage)
    Publisher: Urban Nation Museum Berlin
    Author: Urban Nation Museum Berlin
    ISBN/EAN:

  • 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

  • SABE – Still Around II

    39.90

    SABE has never stepped out of his love for the graffiti, and even though he is reaching the age of 50, he is showing no sign of resignation. This book with the same title as the previous book released in 2017 you will get more than 250 pages with new unique footage collected from five decades starting in the 1980’s til today’s date.

    SABE – Still Around II are as massive as part one, it features more than 400 photos and texts by Skeme, Ghost, Jest, Ket, Nezo, Grape, Giz, Cave, Week, Sek, Sgee, Pesto, Even and a foreword by Jens-Peter Brask.

    DETAILS

    Size: 23 x 30 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 256
    Language: English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher:
    Author: SABE
    ISBN/EAN: 978-87-999751-2-9

  • 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

  • 12ozProphet – Also Known As v1 (Silver Edition 2005)

    59.90

    Also Known As is a 190-page, full-color, perfect-bound, graffiti-obsessed, street culture bible. The focus is nothing short of dear, dirty destruction; the glorious variety of fuck-you graffiti that offers no attempt to make friends. Absolutely every page is pure unadulterated content, without room for advertisements or nonsense.

    Each copy of Also Known As Volume 1 is individually numbered and comes with a kiss-cut sticker sheet, two special fold-out posters, vinyl stickers and more. All of this results in the most elegantly filthy graffiti and street culture publication that still maintains as the gold standard for graffiti publications.

    Featuring: Futura, Kaws, Todd James aka Reas, Crude Oil, Ket, KR, Desa, Cope2, Jee, Ovie, Ghost, Miss17, 323, Skrew, PJay, Skuf, Jest, Earsnot, Seph, Zeus, Veefer, Cap, Os Gemeos, Dero, Noah, Virus, Rebel, Ces, Giant, Merz, Dalek, Crae, Hope, Dash Snow, Miguel Diaz de Lopez, Peter Sutherland, Raven, Demo, Presscott McDonald, Adorn, Peter Rentz, Evan Hecox, jeffstaple, John Duda, Steve Harrington, Kimou Meyer, Max Vogel, Ryan Waller, Harsh Patel, Marco Cibola, Noah Butkus, Pete Christofferson, Dan Funderburgh, Pres Rodriguez, Struggle Inc. & many more.

    Rare
    Condition: New / originally packed

    DETAILS

    Size: 22 x 22 cm
    Cover: Softcover (Silver Cover Edition)
    Pages: 190
    Language: English
    Year: 2005
    Publisher: 12ozProphet
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN: 0-9768516-1-0

  • DARE to be different

    39.90

    Sigi von Koeding, besser bekannt als DARE, ist eine Legende. Sein 3D-Style ist unverwechselbar und er genießt auch noch viele Jahre nach seinem Tod im Jahr 2010 den höchsten Respekt in der Graffiti-Szene. Kaum verwunderlich also, dass es in seiner Heimatstadt Basel teilweise Graffiti von ihm gibt, die seit 25 Jahren nicht übermalt worden sind!

    Das Buch DARE to be different ist die bisher größte Sammlung seiner europaweiten Arbeiten – von Skizzen bis hin zu großflächigen Graffiti, alles auf 250 Seiten. Ein Muss im Bücherregal!

    DETAILS

    Size: 29,7 x 23 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 250
    Language: German, English
    Year: 2016
    Publisher: Publikat
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN: 978-3-939566-44-1

  • GRAFFITI AVANTGARDE – MOSES & TAPS

    59.90

    VERSANDKOSTENFREI INNERHALB VON ÖSTERREICH

    Neun Jahre nach ihrem legendären Buch INTERNATIONAL TOPSPRAYER™, das längst vergriffen und mittlerweile für hunderte Euro gehandelt wird, kommt aus dem Hause MOSES & TAPS™ ein doppelt so dicker Backstein aus Papier: GRAFFITI AVANTGARDE™

    GRAFFITI AVANTGARDE™ gibt auf 544 Seiten mit über 2000 Fotos in zehn Kapiteln und einer Vielzahl an spannenden und hintergründigen Texten einen tiefen Einblick in MOSES & TAPS™ breites Schaffen als Graffiti-Künstler seit 2011. Das Werk zeigt, wie ihnen der Spagat zwischen Trainbombing und dem Dasein als akzeptierte Künstler gelungen ist und erklärt, warum diese beiden Welten kein Gegensatzpaar sein müssen.

    Den Anfang der Monografie macht ein Interview von MOSES & TAPS™ durch die Kriminologin Ike, in dem der Frage nachgegangen wird, was die Graffiti Avantgarde eigentlich ausmacht, wer sie ist, welche Ziele sie hat und was sie antreibt.

    Dem TOPSPRAYER™-Kapitel, in welchem uns MOSES & TAPS™ über diverse Zwischenstationen auf Zügen von Russland in die USA führen, folgt das SPLASH™-Kapitel, in dem man lernt, auf welchen Orten und Unorten man als Writer bunte Spuren mit Spraydosen hinterlassen kann ohne ein Fatcap und Buchstaben benutzen zu müssen.

    Anschliessend wird das Zepter an ALIAS™ übergeben, dessen vorgeblich 1001 Züge in 999 Tagen auf 176 Seiten durch seine Storys und die Actionfotos von Edward Nightingale abgerundet werden.

    In SCRATCHITI™ zeigt MOSES™, warum er Glasscheiben nur bemalt um sie zu säubern, wie er sie aus dem Yard ins Museum und wieder zurück bringt und warum er Micky Maus hasst.

    Im Kapitel CORPORATE IDENTITY™ dechiffriert Robert Kaltenhäuser dann, wie sich über MOSES & TAPS™ CI-Codes alle Kapitel verbinden lassen, warum gelb-blau besser als Banksy funktioniert und was hinter TM steckt.

    Mit IMAGE OF GRAFFITI™ macht TAPS™ deutlich, warum Graffiti illegal sein muss und wie man trotzdem ein Abbild davon auf Leinwänden erschaffen kann.

    Während sich das Kapitel SCHÖPFERISCHE ZERSTÖRUNG™ mit der Vielschichtigkeit von MOSES & TAPS™ ́ Arbeiten auseinandersetzt, die sich in collagenartigen Bildern und Installationen ausdrücken, widmet sich der Teil KONZEPT-VANDALISMUS ihren einzigartigen konzeptionellen Arbeiten auf Trains – und manchmal auch den Wänden darin.

    Zum Abschluss erklären und illustrieren MOSES & TAPS™ in zwei separaten Kapiteln ihre ganz persönliche Sicht auf die Entwicklung ihrer Styles.

    DETAILS

    Size: 30,7 x 25,9 x 3,5 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 544
    Language: German, English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: The Grifters
    Author: Moses & Taps
    ISBN/EAN: 9786197267044

  • 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

  • Glorious Attitude FRA32

    35.00

    Fra32 ist einer der produktivsten italienischen Graffiti-Writer.
    Seit den 90er Jahren hat er in ganz Italien und im Ausland gearbeitet und sich als eine führende Figur in der internationalen Graffiti-Szene etabliert.
    Sein einzigartiger Stil hat Generationen von Künstlern beeinflusst, die in ihm eine ebenso grundlegende wie konstante Quelle der Inspiration gefunden haben.
    Glorious Attitude bringt seine zwanzigjährige expressive Entwicklung ans Licht und enthüllt seine obsessive Stilsuche, seine Beharrlichkeit in der Malerei seit seiner Jugend und seine beharrliche Produktion, während er Generationen von Writern durchquerte, Crews gründete und sich mit den wichtigsten Namen der Writer-Szene anfreundete.

    In diesem Buch zeichnet der Journalist Chris Gibson Fra32s künstlerischen Weg, beginnend mit seinem Debüt – seinem ersten Tag im Jahr 1994 – und erzählt seine Geschichte bis heute, wobei er auch die soziale und politische Kulisse Italiens der 90er Jahre beschreibt.
    Das Buch ist in vier Abschnitte unterteilt, die jeweils von einem anderen Standpunkt aus erzählt werden, um eine möglichst vollständige Sicht des Protagonisten zu ermöglichen.
    Die anfängliche Untersuchung des Journalisten wird begleitet von den Beiträgen von etwa zwanzig Writern, die Fra32 nahestehen und die ihre Freundschaft mit dem Künstler erzählen und ein menschlicheres und weniger formales Bild von ihm beschreiben.
    In den anderen Kapiteln werden spezifische Themen behandelt, die mit der Welt des Graffiti-Writings zu tun haben und in der die Texte des Protagonisten selbst die Fotografien ergänzen.
    Fra32 ist ein Blackbook, in dem die Geschichten und das Fotoarchiv (das mehr als 270 Bilder umfasst) ineinander greifen.

     

    Fra32 is one of the most prolific Italian graffiti writers.
    Since the ’90s he has worked throughout Italy as well as abroad establishing himself as a leading figure in the international graffiti scene.
    His unique style has contaminated and influenced generations of artists who have found in him a source of inspiration, fundamental and constant as well.
    Glorious Attitude brings to light his twenty-year expressive evolution, revealing his obsessive stylistic search, perseverance in painting since he was very young, and persistent production, while he was crossing generations of writers, founding crews, and becoming friends with the most important names of the writing scene.

    In this book journalist Chris Gibson draws Fra32’s artistic path, starting from his debut – his first tag in 1994 – and retracing his story until today, describing also Italy’s social and political backdrop of the ’90s.
    The book is divided into four sections, each one narrated from a different point of view in order to display the most complete vision possible of the protagonist.
    The journalist’s initial inquiry is accompanied by the contributions of about twenty writers who are close to Fra32 and who recount their friendship with the artist, donating a more human and less formal image of him.
    The other chapters examine specific themes related to the world of graffiti writing in which texts written by the protagonist himself supplement the photographs.
    Fra32 is a black book where the stories and the photographic archive (which includes more than 270 images) intertwine to give the reader a volume where the figure of one of the most international graffiti writers emerges.

    DETAILS

    Size: 28,6 x 2,5 x 21 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 256
    Language: English
    Year: 2017
    Publisher: Wholetrain Press
    Author: Fra 32
    ISBN/EAN: 978-88-976400-8-0


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