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  • 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

  • A Visual Protest – The Art of BANKSY

    34.00

    Über 20 Jahre auf den Fersen von Banksy

    Der international gefeierte und bewunderte Streetart-Künstler Banksy ist in aller Munde: sei es durch das sich selbst schredderne Bild oder die jüngst gestohlene Tür des Bataclan. Niemand weiß, wer Banksy ist und doch kennt jeder den Namen. Dieser Band zeigt Banksys Kunst, ihre Entstehung und wie Banksy sie versteht. Ein langjähriger Wegbegleiter hat dazu zahlreiche Fotos, Texte und Hintergrundinformationen zur Verfügung gestellt, mit denen ein einzigartiges Panorama der Kunst Banksys seit der ersten Stunde entstehen konnte. Nie zuvor war der Blick auf Banksy intimer und wir ihm näher!

    DETAILS

    Size: 22 x 26 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 224
    Language: German
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Prestel
    Author: Gianni Mercurio
    ISBN/EAN: 978-3-7913-8605-8

  • EGS – Writing Stories with Three Letters

    39.90

    Egs’ universe is grounded in the use of the three letters in his name . Whether it’s his dynamic ink drawings, the slower but even more hard-to-control media of glass or a classic graffiti painting, those three letters are the fundament of his art and the stories he tells.
    While showing works in museums and galleries internationally, EGS still keeps painting graffiti on the streets around the world. He has become an important figure in the international graffiti community. Both for the quality of his work, but also for an intellectual vibe that goes like a red thread through all of his work, strengthen their output as well as being an open, curious and generous person, doing pieces in the most diverse parts of the world with great respect for the context.
    In this book, Egs and graffiti-archivist and author Tobias Barenthin Lindblad discuss Egs’ practice in both studio and in the streets. Their conversation covers topics directly connected to the artwork that is depicted in the book, but also about the deeper meanings and driving forces of being an artist. How does one bring the energy from painting in the street into a studio? How can you bring the uncertainity in making glass into painting graffiti in the street? How do a painting in an abandoned Finnish factory and a glass sculpture in a gallery communicate? Is an artist measured by a single art work or by his or her body of work? And last but not least: can a word without meaning have a message? Writing Stories with Three Letters goes deep into the art, creativity and theories of one of the most exciting contemporary artists from Scandinavia.
    Introdction texts written by Mike R. Watson. Foreword by Cedar Lewisohn. Graphic design by Tom Backström.

    DETAILS

    Size: 22 x 26 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 160
    Language: English
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Tobias Barenthin Lindblad
    ISBN/EAN: 978-91-88369-33-8

  • AlphabeatZ – Graffiti alphabets from A to Z

    29.90

    Graffiti writing was born in the streets of Philadelphia in the late 1960s. But it was in New York in the early 1970s that it became a full-fledged urban art, gradually taking over the landscape of the city, from its walls to its subway cars. In these years when this art form was emerging, graffiti pioneers laid its foundations through the constant game they played with the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, which they distorted and highlighted in the tags that they painted on walls. In the first section of this book, Woshe recounts the incredible story of the birth of this culture. He then offers us a detailed examination of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, their structure and the ways in which graffiti writers have made them evolve. This study is enriched with a wealth of illustrations and examples of the customizations that artists add to their letters. At the end of the volume, ten of the international scene’s most talented graffiti creators answer Woshe’s questions about matters that include their practice, their relationship with letters and their cultural references. This is a writing manual, an inspiring collection of ideas and a beautiful book on the world of graffiti, but above all it is a declaration of love for this culture that mixes urban performance and mastery of letters.

    DETAILS

    Size: 22,3 x 2,6 x 27,1 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 240
    Language: English
    Year: 2019
    Publisher: PROMOPRESS
    Author: Woshe
    ISBN/EAN: 978-84-17412-02-9

  • 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

  • MIND OVER MATTER

    45.00

    Das neueste Buch von RAP zeigt fast 500 Fotos, die er in den Jahren 1999 und 2000 mit einer Olympus Mju Kamera im Raum Paris aufgenommen hat.

    DETAILS

    Size: 28,5 x 23,5 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 290
    Language: French
    Year: 2020
    Publisher: Graffalife
    Author: RAP
    ISBN/EAN:
    Limited Edition: 200 copies

  • 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

  • F Linjen

    40.00

    Das Fotobuch „F Linjen“ bietet einen sehr persönlichen Einblick von Lex (HM-Crew) über das tägliche Leben auf der kürzesten S-Bahn Linie von Kopenhagen, der F-Linie. Es wurden große Anstrengungen unternommen, um das Erscheinungsbild der Züge, Fahrgäste und Bahnhöfe einzufangen, gemischt mit einer Auswahl von Pieces auf Zügen aus den letzten Jahren. Das Buch ist auf 250 Exemplare limitiert und wird mit einem handgefertigten Textilcover geliefert.

    DETAILS

    Size: 16,5 x 22,0 cm
    Cover: Textile Cover
    Pages: 120
    Language:
    Year: 2019
    Publisher:
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN:
    Limited Edition: 250 copies

  • 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:

  • The Art of Writing Your Name

    34.90

    Die hohe, altehrwürdige Kunst der Kalligrafie ist nun schon eine Weile in der Graffiti- und Street-Art-Szene angekommen und mit eben dieser verschmolzen. So wurde das Genre des Calligraffiti geboren und natürlich liefern wir euch ein umfangreiches Werk dazu: das The Art of Writing Your Name Buch.

    Diese wunderschöne Kunst der Visualisierung des Wortes wird euch hier in Bild und Text von über 35 Künstlergrößen aus mehr als 3 Generationen und unzähligen Nationen nähergebracht. Darunter Artists wie Chaz Bojorquez, CRYPTIK oder JonOne. Einen wichtigen und großen Part hat auch der niederländische Künstler SHOE, der 2007 ein Calligraffiti-Projekt begann und mit riesengroßen Kalligrafie-Werken die Aufmerksamkeit auf dieses Subgenre zog.

    Wie logisch doch eigentlich diese Verbindung ist, die Kunst des Schreibens (Kalligrafie) mit der modernen, zeitgenössischen Kunst seinen Namen zu schreiben (Graffiti) zu vereinen. Und natürlich bekommt ihr hier wieder viele unterschiedliche Styles anhand von hochauflösenden, perfekt geshooteten Fotos aufs Auge. Auch in puncto Hilfsmittel wurden hier keine Grenzen gesetzt und so ist vom Riesenpinsel bis zum handelsüblichen Besen alles erlaubt.

    Ob Straße oder Galerie, Beton oder Leinwand – auch die Untergründe könnten kaum vielseitiger sein. Lasst euch inspirieren, kommt ins Staunen und taucht in die bunte, verzierte Welt der urbanen, neuzeitlichen Kalligrafie ein! Für alle Künstler und Liebhaber, die am Puls der Zeit bleiben wollen, ist dieses 288-seitige Buch ein absolutes Muss.

    DETAILS

    Size: 24 x 30,5 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 288
    Language: English
    Year: 2017
    Publisher: Publikat
    Author: Patrick Hartl & Christian Hundertmark
    ISBN/EAN: 9783939566502

  • 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

  • Street Messages

    23.90

    There is plenty of creativity within the international graffiti and street art scene. Writing text messages in public spaces has been a unique art form and a means of communication between humans for over 30,000 years.

    Many street artists work only with text, written messages or poems, and not necessarily only with colourful murals, styles, tags and logos. Street Messages is the first publication that delivers a deep insight into this literary form of expression in the world of global street art.
    The streets are full of artistic and poetic forms of expression – messages written by graffiti and street artists. Street Messages offers a historic background to written messages in public spaces and introduces more than 80 artists from across the world who work exclusively or partly with text.The vast body of information and numerous exclusive quotes and words of wisdom makes Street Messages the first book to shed some light on this as yet undocumented form of street art culture.
    Features artwork by Banksy, Dolk, Ben Eine, Faith 47, Flint…, Kid Acne, Know Hope, Mobstr, Skki and many more.

    Nicholas Ganz aka Keinom is a freelance photographer and author from Essen, Germany. He started to paint in the streets in 1994 and has been documenting graffiti and street art ever since. In 2004, he published his first book, Graffiti World, which became a world-wide best-seller and was translated into 11 languages. In 2006, he released Graffiti Women and went on to write several books about Burma/Myanmar.

    DETAILS

    Size: 18,5 x 21,5 x 2 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 144
    Language: English
    Year: 2015
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Nicholas Ganz, foreword by James Prigoff
    ISBN/EAN: 978-91-85639-73-1

  • Pixacao Sao Paulo Signature

    32.00

    Despite laws, ‚pixacoes‘ have invaded Sao Paulo. A true calligraphic shock, that has caused a deep aesthetic transformation of the city. Through more than 125 photos taken at the core of the Brazilian megalopolis as well as a detailed analysis of the phenomenon, ‚Sao Paulo Signature‘ deciphers for the very first time an unparalleled graphic universe, strictly reserved to initiates before today.

    DETAILS

    Size: 27 x 20 x 2,5 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 279
    Language: English
    Year: 2007
    Publisher: XG Press
    Author: Francois Chastanet
    ISBN/EAN: 978-2952809719

  • Graffiti Photographers United

    29.00

    Die Künstler die sich zu dem Projekt „Graffiti Photographers United“ zusammengeschlossen haben, dokumentieren mit Ihren Werken die Graffiti-Szene in verschiedenen Städten und Ländern, wobei von den Protagonisten jedoch unterschiedliche Perspektiven eingenommen werden. Das Buch zeigt vor allem atmosphärische Fotos der Entstehung von Bildern auf Zügen. Der Fokus des Projektes liegt auf der gemeinsamen Präsentation der künstlerischen und sozialen Sichtweisen der verschiedenen Fotografen und Szeneangehörigen durch persönliche Texte und Bildserien.

    Künstler

    Phil America (USA)
    MJay (Holland)
    Peter Stelzig (GER)
    Kevin Schulzbus (GER)
    Riky Kiwy (IT)
    Peter White (GER)
    Dpplhand (GER)
    RDJ (Holland)
    Miserable Face (PL)

    Fadenbindung / 150gr. Profi Bulk 1.1 Papier
    Off-Set Druck – Gedruckt in Deutschland
    Limitierte Auflage
    Klappcover mit Schriftprägung

    DETAILS

    Size: 21 x 29,7 cm (DIN A4 Hochformat)
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 144
    Language: English, German
    Year: 2017
    Publisher: Seltmann + Söhne
    Author: Paul Stenzel
    ISBN/EAN: 978-3-946688-23-5

  • 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

  • MSER – Subway Player

    29.90

    Mser was born and grows up in Bucarest subway, the forgotten European playground of graffiti in which you can still see trains completely bombed, you can feel the smell of sprays and paint in the station.
    A Subway player, 320 productions in one year in the same subway, all this has happened letting unchanged, piece after piece, a great creativity which in always simple and understandable.
    These pages explain his life through an intensive interview, his style evolution, the most risky and strongest experiences, this book shows the best shots of his beloved line and not only, places where time seems to stand still and the writing spirit is always fresh and original.

    Welcome to Paradise.

    DETAILS

    Size: 27 × 17 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 88
    Language: English
    Year: 2011
    Publisher: Wholetrain Press
    Author: Mser
    ISBN/EAN: 978-88-904178-8-7


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