• Graffiti a New York


    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.



    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


    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.



    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


    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.



    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


    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.


    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

  • Taking Over The Book


    Taking Over was, for almost 15 years, the Italian Free Graff Zine of reference, strictly printed in black and white, because when the letters rock, the choice of colours is secondary. This collection is dedicated to Roberto Malpensa, aka Repo, one of the founders of Taking Over and a true Italian pioneer. From the first productions in Xerographic printing, to the latest releases in high definition Offset, the leitmotif has always been „Keeping it Real“, without compromise. The book contains the complete collection, from 2002 to 2015. In addition to the 15 issues reprinted in A4 format, there is a special unpublished edition dedicated to Repo, with all the best of its production from 1994 to 2014.


    Size: 30,5 x 22 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 292
    Language: English
    Year: 2020

  • Crash Kid Graffiti Archive


    “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.


    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

  • Glorious Attitude FRA32


    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.


    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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