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  • Graffiti an der Line in Basel 1985–1990 (2nd edition)

    55.00

    1985 gaben sich Jugendliche Fantasienamen wie «Scorpio», «Steve» oder «Zois» und sprayten auf die Wände der Line, die damals gerade fertig gebaut war, erste Buchstaben. Das war der Startschuss für die Graffiti Bewegung in Basel an der Line. Was die Jugendlichen, die sich selber «Homeboys» und «Flygirls» nannten, damals genau angetrieben hat, ist im Rückblick schwer zu sagen.

    Man sieht vielen Pieces aus dieser frühen Zeit ihre Leichtigkeit noch immer an. Es wurde gesprayt ohne zu überlegen, wohin das alles führen wird. Und man hatte Platz zum Ausprobieren. Die Line war ein perfekter Ort für Graffiti: Kilometerlange Wände, mitten in der Stadt und trotzdem ein Unort aus Beton, Gleisschotter und Schienen. Ausser Sprayer und Bahnarbeiter hält sich da niemand auf. Tagsüber, wenn die Züge nach Basel SBB ein- und ausfahren, präsentieren sich die Wände als perfektes Medium zur Unterhaltung der Reisenden.

    Das Buch dokumentiert möglichst objektiv die ersten 5 Jahre der Line. Das Buch beinhaltet über 500 Abbildungen die nach Standort und Schicht zugeordnet wurden. Auch gibt das Buch einen kleinen Ausblick in die 90er Jahre an der Line. Zudem sind einige Texte die in diesem Zeitraum über die Line publiziert wurden enthalten.

    2. überarbeitete Auflage
    mit 16 zusätzlichen Seiten
    Offsetdruck
    Fadenheftung
    Text über die Geschichte der Line (nur auf Deutsch)
    mit Zitaten von Zeitzeugen
    über 500 Abbildungen von diversen Fotografen

    DETAILS

    Size: 30,2 x 21,5 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 448
    Language: German
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: Thierry Furger
    Author: Thierry Furger
    ISBN/EAN:

  • SLAC.OFF

    32.90

    SLAC.OFF, zweite Auflage

    Viele sind leer ausgegangen: Die erste Auflage SLAC.OFF war nach 24 h vergriffen. Deshalb hat sich Doppelhand dazu entschlossen, das Buch in einer zweiten Edition zu veröffentlichen! Mit neuem Cover, als Offsetdruck und in größerer Auflage.

    240 Seiten prall gefüllt mit allerhand Material auf Stahl und Plastik von SLAC (CCTV) aus Hamburg.

    Hardcover
    Fadenheftung
    135 g/m² GalaxiArt Samt Paper
    Offset Print

    Published by Doppelhand

    DETAILS

    Size: 17 x 24 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 240
    Language:
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: Doppelhand
    Author: SLAC
    ISBN/EAN:

  • BARCELONA SHOWDOWN

    49.90

    Barcelona Showdown records more than 30 years of graffiti in the Barcelona metro. Totally exclusive content in two languages (Spanish and English), detailing the history and lifestyle of the writers from 1984 to 2021.

    DETAILS

    Size: 22 x 30 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 256
    Language: English, Spanish
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: Blood & Madness
    Author: Blood & Madness
    ISBN/EAN: 9788409297221

  • Graffiti for Beginners

    8.90

    Learn how to draw graffiti letters!

    Graffiti for Beginners is an easy-to-follow introduction that presents you with the basics behind graffiti lettering.

    The two funky yet classic graffiti alphabets created by experienced graffiti artist Mega gives you the opportunity to learn a basic graffiti style, as well as a more advanced wild style.

    Each of the alphabet’s 26 letters has its own spread where the building blocks of the letter are carefully displayed
    next to the specified space for you to practice, along with illustrations of how the letters can be used in different words and names.

    In addition to the letters, you will find examples of characteristic elements used in graffiti such as 3D or shades to add depth to the letters, or arrows, stars, bubbles, highlights and shines to make the piece stand out.

    Graffiti for Beginners is the fundamental guide for you to learn how to master the alphabet with style and finesse, letter by letter, until you are able to put together complicated words and messages, adding the coloring of your own choice.

    Learning graffiti has never been easier or more fun!

    Graffiti for Beginners suits all ages and is a great tool for advertisers, home stylers, school teachers, kids and creative adults alike.

    About the author

    Your teacher, Mega DNS, born and raised in the north of the Netherlands, has over 35 years experience in writing graffiti.. His letter style is best described as legible old New York style mixed with European style and most importantly: the letters must have movement and style.

    Mega works as a graphic designer for various clients, from record labels and radio stations to retail agencies.

    DETAILS

    Size: 20 x 25 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 56
    Language: English
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Mega DNS
    ISBN/EAN: 978-91-88369-50-5

  • One Week with 1UP Collectors Edition

    40.00

    Graffiti and photography – a symbiosis with tradition. First published in 2018, this title documents the work of 1UP, probably the world's most notorious graffiti crew of these days, over a defined period of time in Berlin. Responsible for this publication is Ninja K and Martha Cooper, the two women accompany the 1UPs during daring actions, in tunnels, on roofs and on the streets of Berlin. High pressure fire extinguisher tags, street bombings, rooftops and wholecars – pure adrenaline! A look behind the scenes of Berlin graffiti in the 21st century.

    In the Collector's Edition now published and co-distributed by Publikat, each book comes with a small artist print in 21×15 format. This insert was produced on high-quality Munken Lynx Rough in heavy 300 gram quality and is also hand-signed by Martha Cooper, Ninja K and the 1UPs!

    DETAILS

    Size: 31 x 22 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 144
    Language: German, English
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: Publikat
    Author: Martha Cooper, Ninja K. und 1UP
    ISBN/EAN:

  • 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:

  • 4608 Kat.19 – Pocket Book

    18.00

    Limited pocket book published by 4608 that features pictures from the subway tunnels and yards of Stockholm, Sweden. Get it while it is still available!

    Pages: 100, Format: 125 x 180mm, Soft cover, Language: English, First Edition, Black & White, printed in Stockholm, Limited quantity, Release date: May 2021.

    DETAILS

    Size: 12,5 x 18 cm
    Cover:
    Pages: 100
    Language: English
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: 4608
    Author:
    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

  • Still Alive – Wearing Sunglasses at Night

    39.90

    Zurück zur Jahrtausendwende: Auf einem Union-Pacific-Güterzug durch Texas fahren die gleichen Buchstabenkombinationen wie auf einem SBB-Wagen durch die Schweizer Alpen. Es sind die Buchstaben von Still Alive.
    Still Alive – ein Weltenbummler mit Spraydosen im Gepäck, aber ohne Google Maps in der Tasche, auf der Suche nach Abenteuern und neuen Orten, mit wechselnden Pseudonymen im Repertoire. Auf erfrischende Art und Weise hinterfragt sein Style die gängigen Codes der damaligen Graffiti-Subkultur. Deren Regeln werden bewusst ignoriert, mit dem Ziel Aufmerksamkeit zu erregen, ohne sich um das Urteil anderer zu scheren.
    Mit Hilfe alter Tagebuch-Einträge und analogen Fotos wird im Buch „Still Alive – Wearing Sunglasses at Night – Diary of a Graffiti Writer“ Still Alive's Werdegang als Graffiti Writer rekonstruiert. Die zahlreichen Bilder und Geschichten nehmen uns mit auf Abenteuer von New York über San Francisco bis Barcelona und Bukarest und zeigen auf, warum er einer der wichtigsten Akteure der Schweizer Graffiti-Szene wurde und Bern auf die Graffiti-Landkarte setzte.

    DETAILS

    Size: 16 x 24 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 224
    Language: English
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: Nonstop Publishing
    Author: Still Alive
    ISBN/EAN: 978-3-033-08282-3

  • Trainspotting Brothers – Volume 1

    32.90

    An attempt to document graffiti movement as it has been written on Athens Subway Line 1, commonly called ISAP.

    More than 700 photos of subway paintings between 2010 and 2015, five years in which most carriages did not get cleaned while Greece had been suffering the first consequences of the financial crisis.

    DETAILS

    Size: 29 x 21,0 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 264
    Language: English, Greek
    Year: 2021
    Publisher: Death Vallée
    Author: Death Vallée
    ISBN/EAN:


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