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Graffiti Cookbook is a guide to the materials and techniques used within today’s most creative and progressive art movement. In hundreds of pictures and illustrations and 35 interviews with some of the world’s most famous artists the authors show how graffiti is made. From spray techniques and hand styles to tools and style analysis, Graffiti Cookbook takes us on a trip around the world in the search of the tricks and trades of graffiti writers. We even learn how to build our own wall. After hundreds of books filled with pictures of graffiti published in the last few years finally one is showing how the artists work. Graffiti Cookbook is filled with tips and examples of how to create your own piece, tag and throw up. These techniques can be used on all kinds of materials, textile, glass, metal, concrete or wood. Graffiti Cookbook gives an unique insight in the alternative art world and is a rich inspiration source for those interested in do-it-yourself-culture. Bates, Bios, Chob, Egs, Jurne, Kacao 77, Kaos, Mad C, Rosy One, Shoe, Smash, Swet, Cost88 and Vino are some of the featured artists in the book. Brand new softcover edition!
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For Luca 'Bean' Barcellona, Italian graphic designer and calligrapher, letters are the building blocks of his creations. From Carolingian to tags, from the quill to the spray can, Barcellona takes the age-old craft of lettering to new heights with the inventiveness and talent of a contemporary virtuoso. His striking, expressive, and original letterforms and compositions open onto uncharted territory, laying the foundations of a new writing style. Take Your Pleasure Seriously (a quote by the designers Charles and Ray Eames) serves as a leitmotif for Barcellona who turned his passion into a way of life, first as a graffiti artist and then as a professional calligrapher. His production spans a broad spectrum from the reproduction of a world globe from 1569 to brand identities, book covers, ad campaigns, and performances. This beautifully designed artist book is the first monograph available on the work of Barcellona and features hundreds of drawings made over the last decade: commissioned work (Carhartt, Dolce & Gabbana, Nike, Red Bull, Sony, Universal and GraffitiShop as well!), personal projects, performances, and many never-seen-before work. The book will fascinate and inspire anybody who works with letters or is interested in how they look. Featuring texts by Charles 'Chaz' Bojórquez (famous writer and artist based in Los Angeles), Giovanni De Faccio (calligraphy teacher) e Nicola 'Dee Mo' Peressoni (Italian writng and rap music pioneer). Dimensions 23x33 cm More than 250 illustrations Brand new softcover edition!
The new huge Auri Sacra Fames chapter is out! Featuring 236 pages full of style, mostly from Berlin. Featuring Berlin Tags, crew special on TBA (Berlin-Hamburg), "Piece and Story" with SKIM & SHEK, interview special on UNLIKE U and their lawsuit with the BVG (the Company behind the Berlin Subway), walls, trains and subways... Extremely good price-quality ratio. Don't miss it.
Scrivere da Cani, Spiner 1994 - 2014 is a project curated by Stefano Mariani e
Filippo Nicolini around the style evolution of the Milanese graffiti writer Spiner.
This book contains a selection of more than 450 archive images of bombings and
tags of one of the main artists of the Lambrate area based TBC crew, shot over
ten years. Spiner is unique in the way he identifies characteristic places to
express himself. He’s unique for the constant research of his tools which is not
limited to the classics offered by the writing discipline and for his expressive
evolution, free from the constraints of creating readable texts. An attitude that
guided him through the city like an animal marking its territory. The idea of an
unreadable calligraphy - commonly associated to a ‘dog’s handwriting’ in Italian -
inspires the title of the book ‘Scrivere da Cani’ and represents a personal point of
view on contemporary writing, presented in its singularity within the Milanese
scene of recent years. For those who already know Spiner and appreciate his
style, this publication is a unique occasion to see an impressive quantity of his
works reunited in one archive, organized in a chronologic order and following the
evolution of his style. To those who may not know Spiner, this book represents a
chance to discover one of the most hermetic and explosive talents of the Italian
scene. A truly unique book that every lover of Milanese urban art should own.
Spiner is a one of a kind and maybe the last true urban writer. The last of a dying
breed of stray dogs.
Introduction by Filippo Nicolini and foreword by Simone Pallotta.
Photography by Stefano Mariani.
Bind, 416 pages, 23x15,5 cm, 150 cover edition
Copenhagen Blackbooks is a unique compilation of 32 Danish writers’ blackbooks. All writers have contributed with tales and stories, giving the reader an unprecedented and truly rare insight into the secret pages of a vandal. Featuring Rens, Cave, Swet, CMP and many other classic danish writers. The book contains 280 pages and is written in english. It measures 220X285 mm and it is softcover bound. It is printed in a limited edition of 1000 copies.
Typism is a conference taken in Australia and the Typism book is the catalogue of the conference itself and includes a lot of artworks from different artists that work an all forms of the written word: calligraphy, typography, type design, hand-drawn type, hand-lettered type, beautiful handwriting and so on. The result is really good, only in black and white. Suggested. Softcover, 22x15cm
"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.