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  • Like Lipstick Traces

    29.90

    A spectacular photographic journey through the lenses of 13 graffiti artists.
    13 graffiti writers, 2 years, 600 unpublished Polaroids.
    Like Lipstick Traces shows the everyday life of 13 graffiti writers. Consciously, and therefore in contrast with usual graffiti publications, it uses the peculiar medium of Polaroid.
    A Polaroid camera and about one hundred Polaroid photos was sent to well known graffiti writers of different nationalities. The task was to shoot their everyday life with complete freedom in the choice of the motifs. It is that freedom which makes this book so special, but also the fact that all these unpublished photos were taken especially for the book.
    In the beginning of the 21st century, graffiti seems to be taking a line which is totally against its original motivation.
    On one hand, this might be caused by more severe penalties, on the other it is due to the increasing incorporation of the media and big business. Thus, the artists presented in this book devote themselves to this art in a committed way. They do not succumb to commercial pressure and they bring new life into the graffiti movement.
    Artists featured: Aroe (UK), C.B.S (DE), Dumbo (IT), Honet (FR), Kegr (DK), O’Clock (FR), Os Cururus (BR), Rate (USA), Remio (NOR), Rocky (ES), Scan (CA), Smash (CH), The E.R.S (BE).

    DETAILS

    Size: 20 x 25 cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 226
    Language: English
    Year: 2009
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author: Aurélien Arbet, Jérémie Egry
    ISBN/EAN: 9789185639205

  • 1207 – Portraits of Stockholm

    29.90

    Stockholm has been decorated by graffiti writers for more than twenty years. Now, for the first time, the people behind graffiti allow themselves to be portrayed. 1207 presents more than 50 of Stockholm’s most active and legendary graffiti writers. Photographer Torkel Sjöstrand has followed them and photographed them on their walks through the city for three years.From Spånga to Norsborg, Södertälje to Ekerö, suburb to inner city. In tunnels and on railroad tracks, or overlooking a magnificent vista of the city. Graffiti writers are fascinated by the places many people don’t notice.1207 is a document of a small group of people who risk their own well-being for an art form that is constantly pilloried by politicians and the authorities. We are offered a different depiction of Stockholm, and a unique document of its graffiti writers. Moreover, all the writers have written their tag in the book.1207 is the police code for destruction of property through graffiti. With an essay by Jacob Kimvall, art theoretician and an authority on graffiti.Foreword by Irok, Stockholm graffiti writer.

    DETAILS

    Size: 20 x 25 x 1,5cm
    Cover: Hardcover
    Pages: 128
    Language: English, Swedish
    Year: 2007
    Publisher: Dokument Press
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN: 9789185639007

  • 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

  • TagsAndThrows vol. 002

    15.00

    Für die zweite Ausgabe spazierte TagsAndThrows einen Sommer lang durch die Straßen von New York. Neben der Dokumentation von Tags und Throw-Ups im gesamten Stadtgebiet hat sich Thomas Karl-Johan Gunnarsson alias OKOK, der Mann hinter TagsAndThrows, auch mit Left, Rukus, Stu, Pixote und Fade getroffen, um sich über die Szene zu unterhalten.

    In this second volume TagsAndThrows spent a summer walking around in the streets of New York. Beside documenting the tags and throws around the city Thomas Karl-Johan Gunnarsson a.k.a. OKOK, the man behind TagsAndThrows also hooked up with Left, Rukus, Stu, Pixote and Fade to have a chat about the scene.

    DETAILS

    Size: 15 x 15 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 148
    Language: English
    Year: 2016
    Publisher:
    Author:
    ISBN/EAN:

  • Getting Caught

    11.00

    Die Graffiti-Kultur ist gut dokumentiert, aber ihre Geschichte wurde nie erzählt – zumindest nicht so. Akay startete einen Aufruf und interviewte jede Person am Tatort, um Rohdaten und unzuverlässige Erinnerungen zu sammeln, die für dieses Projekt notwenig waren. Das Ergebnis ist eine Zusammenstellung, die einige der legendärsten Momente der Graffiti-Geschichte aus Stockholm, Kopenhagen und Berlin beinhaltet und die selten offenbarten Erlebnisse von Menschen erzählt, die Nacht für Nacht auf der Suche nach Schwierigkeiten sind. Dies ist eine Sammlung von Geschichten darüber, dumme Dinge zu tun, gejagt zu werden und fast damit davon zu kommen.

    Graffiti culture is well-documented, but its story has never been told – at least, not like this. Akay called up, chased down, and interviewed each person at the scene of the crime to collect raw facts and unreliable memories needed for this project. The result is a compilation that includes some of the most legendary moments in graffiti history from Stockholm, Copenhagen and Berlin and chronicles the rarely revealed experiences of individuals who are out night after night, not looking for trouble but getting into it anyway. This is a collection of stories about doing stupid things, getting chased, and almost getting away with it.

    Stories from 1987 to 2011 including SLEDGE & AKAY, LAKE, ANGEST, KHAN, NECK, FEYS, AKIM, ASTMA, POMAC, UNIK, TERROR, MONKEY & KRIPOE, BIG BROTHER, KROPP, MATTHIAS & MISCHA, TELE & JENS, KOUCH, SKEN, ZOE, RUSKIG, ITSO, and KAOS.

    DETAILS

    Size: 15 x 10 cm
    Cover: Softcover
    Pages: 122
    Language: English
    Year: 2011
    Publisher: Toxoplasma Press
    Author: AKAYRAE
    ISBN/EAN: 9789163700774


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