Rated 5 out of 5
Graffiti is a constantly evolving form and throughout its history, it’s reached beyond the foundation itself. Whether it’s street art or graffiti canvases, eventually it enters new realms that incorporate people and styles that are not directly related to those roots. Calligraffiti, or urban calligraphy, is the newest movement—a fresh wave bringing various calligraphy styles to public walls and large canvases, blending them with graffiti and rolling it all into a new whole. To celebrate this global community and highlight its history, German artists Patrick Hartl and Christian Hundertmark have put together the new book, The Art of Writing Your Name. Through interviews and photographs, it features dozens of artists exploring a fresh landscape of mediums and techniques of large scale lettering. Just to name a few of them, JonOne, Niels Shoe Meulman, Faust, Egs, Luca Bean Barcellona, Saber, Usugrow among many others.