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How & Nosm are European graffiti artists and professional muralists residing in New York. There has been much interest in their new work. In times when a multitude of colors, techniques and effects tend to overcompensate for style, How & Nosm take the opposite approach. With a limited color pallet in hand (black, white and red), How & Nosm create eye-catching murals laced with social commentary. Their signature ‘black, white and red’ intricate patterns, stark line work and stylized forms allow the clarity of the message conveyed come to the fore. 'How&Nosm – The Brazil Diaries' is an intimate look at their art explorations in Brazil. Unlike any other place they have travelled to, have they found such great understanding and acceptance of their artistic pursuits. The liberation and creative freedom afforded has proved instrumental in their recent mural work and keeps them returning for more. Don't miss the last book's section with a selection of international walls with TATS and MSK and a selection of trains and metros all across Europe.
Since the days when graffiti first gained popularity in New York City, the schoolyards attracted kids eager to practice graffiti writing while hanging out. One of their favorite painting spots since the late 1970s was a schoolyard in Harlem, which later became New York City’s official Graffiti Hall of Fame. Its motto, “Strictly Kings and Better,” dared only the most accomplished graffiti artists to leave their marks, and over the years the word spread beyond New York around the world. This book documents the legacy of the Graffiti Hall of Fame, which spans over 30 years, thus making this collection of burners a full-blown history lesson in New York City styles. Join us on this artistic retrospective of a famous and historic New York City landmark: the Graffiti Hall of Fame.
‘Niels Shoe Meulman: Painter’ is an avalanche of visual poetry and poetic visuals, in which alert readers will find a story about an artist who rejected being called an artist, who ran several design and advertising studios, then invented the new art form Calligraffiti and became a globetrotting painter after all. After the worldwide success of his first book, ‘Calligraffiti: The Graphic Art of Niels Shoe Meulman (2010)’, the artist and his co-author Adam Eeuwens take his bold venture to a place where street art meets abstract expressionism. Messing up book sections. Again. ‘Calligraffiti’ gained followers within graphic design, fashion, architecture, typography, advertising, calligraphy and graffiti. Sharing an interest in the visual arts and an appreciation for print, they came to understand that a word is an image. In this volume Niels Shoe Meulman expands his ever-evolving artistic territory to include wild paintings and fine art, this time around in vivid full color.
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"Arabic Graffiti" is an international success and remains the standard work on the topic. This new revised edition is extended by a new chapter about graffiti produced during the recent Arab uprisings and an update of graffiti in Bahrain. “Arabic Graffiti” brings together artists, graffiti writers and typographers from the Middle East and around the world who merge Arabic calligraphy with the art of graffiti writing, street art and urban culture. In addition to a rich assortment of photos featuring Arabic graffiti and street art styles, it includes essays by distinguished authors and scene experts, in which they explore the traditional elements, modern approaches, and the socio-political and cultural backgrounds which have shaped Arabic graffiti movements in the Middle East. “Arabic Graffiti” is curated and authored by Lebanese typographer Pascal Zoghbi and graffiti writer and publisher Stone aka Don Karl, is an extensive and valuable reference on contemporary graffiti, urban calligraphy and type design in the realm of Arabic letters. With contributions and essays by: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Rana Jarbou, Tala F. Saleh, Houda Kassatly and William Parry. Includes the artwork and thoughts of: Hassan Massoudy, Malik Anas Al-Rajab, eL Seed, Hest1, Julien Breton, L’ATLAS, Monsieur Cana, Aerosol Arabic, Native & ZenTwO, Zepha aka Vincent Abadie Hafez, Typism, Akut and many more. More than four years of research culminated in the publication of the first edition Arabic Graffiti (English) in January 2011. However just then, the Arab uprisings started, and concurrently an explosion of Arabic Graffiti hit the region. Even while residing in Berlin, Don Karl found himself in the middle of these currents. Through various art projects he broadened his contacts with artists, who took part in the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, and befriended many of them. Together with Pascal Zoghbi, Don Karl organized Arabic Graffiti exhibitions and events around Arabic Graffiti in Alexandria, Amman, Beirut, Berlin, Bochum, Boston, Cairo, Dresden, Dubai, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Montreal, Nantes, Paris and Weimar, to name a few.