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Cosmonometry is the illustrated biography of Pro176, Parisian writer, spokesman for the European school strongly influenced by the New York writing roots. Son of the Paris suburbs, Pro approaches to graffiti from an early age, preferring the RER A station benches, instead of the school benches. The book recounts his approaches to the world of Hip Hop, his desire to escape from the gray landscape of the Parisian suburbs, his first illegal parties in the underground tunnels, his stylistic evolution based on the meeting with the style masters like Bando, Mode 2 in Paris, Poem, Cope 2 and Wane in New York, Recto and Jaba in Liege. Cosmonometry is a true timeline of a key figure in the European world of writing, which has managed to combine the basics of the style of the graffiti mecca with a frantic search for their own method in lettering design. All-round Artist, in the course of his career Pro176 dedicated himself to everything related to the purest form of writing, becoming a master in both its complex masterpiece productions, and in the art of Throwup and tagging, virtually present in every corner of any Parisian arrondisment, until the full consecration of his figure as an illustrator, exhibiting in many galleries in France, Belgium, Germany, England and Switzerland. The book traces his career from the beginning, step by step, documenting his stylistic evolution that, despite being strongly influenced by the 80s overseas style, has come to an evolution based on the passion for the geometry of the letters and the complexity of the unachievable space, which has transformed its pieces into real masterpieces. A must for those who want to deepen their knowledge into the most innovative lettering design of the last decade.
Dmote began writing in 1987. During the years, studying and applying the techniques he learnt, Dmote develops a very personal approach to graffiti, despite the close relationship with New York's mid '80s semi-wild style. After 20 years spent painting in Sydney's streets, this writer is the perfect synthesis of style. A rock solid style and, at the same time, multicoloured and various, that allowed him to be internatioally appreciated as a writer, but also as an artist and graphic designer. This book shows some of his best handstyles. Or, as he wrote, "This project is a glimpse of my travels, friendships, style and shows a momentary escape from my daily life". Recommended. Limited edition of 500 copies.
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I'll Kick You In The Head With My Energy Legs is depicting the everyday life in a group of skateboarders from London who managed to escape the prison of nine-to-five. Their everyday life, travel and privation. Each person helps to build momentum in the picture story, whether it be walking along the Thames sludge-covered beaches in search of an American friend who had an "emergency shit" after accidentally drinking a bottle of laxatives, a trip to the hospital to fix an elbow out of joint, or a play with a dead pigeon. The photos were taken over three years by the skipper and photographer Jonnie Craig. He had his breakthrough when he was 18 years old were picked up by Vice Magazine and established himself quickly through his first book 2009. His latest book sold out quickly and is now a collector's item.