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Writing From Underground

libreria analog vs digital trainwriting artphotography 2001 2016
Analog vs Digital

Trainwriting Artphotography 2001-2016

Graffiti & Street Art Books

Berlin based photographer Peter Stelzig has been documenting Berlin’s graffiti scene through since 1998. Since 2001 he has been focusing primarily on train graffiti. His current book project „Analog vs. Digital – Trainwriting Artphotography, Berlin 2001-2016? is intended not only to portray his own development as a photographer, but also to provide insights into analogue and digital photography techniques. The book focusses on illustrating the unique features as well as the spectrum of possibilities which analogue photography offers. Paragraphs explaning and supporting the photographs or criticially reflecting on developments in the media are another integral part of the book. In addition to discussing the essentials of photography technique and equipment, the book illustrates and explains more specific methods like double-exposure and lomography in greater detail. Moreover, different film materials are examined including cross-process, black&white, infrared and special effect film. Featuring writers as Abis, Area, Crush, Drow, Easd, Enter, Fister, Fler, Front, Great, Guard, Hercules, Heys, Hydro, Inzh, Kaze, Kird, Kicks, Kiss, Lazer, Lazr, Mamba, Matrix, Moar, Nerz, Odik, Oups, Pesd, Rage, Reck, Rino, Roger, Roy, Ruzd, Smoc, Shake, Sharp, Skim, Spider, Sone, Sput, Stereo, Tags, Teser, Tok, Tour, True, Trus, Trane, Wild, Zok, 1up and many more. Only 500 printed copies.

€ 40,00
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libreria pro176 cosmonometry
 

Cosmonometry

Graffiti & Street Art Books

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.

€ 39,90
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libreria luca barcellona take your pleasure seriously paperback
 

Take Your Pleasure Seriously Paperback

Graffiti & Street Art Books

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!

€ 45,00
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libreria our side of the tracks
 

Our Side Of The Tracks

Graffiti & Street Art Books

Our side of the tracks presents 70 images from 35 different countries showing us the romantic and artistic atmosphere that surrounds train-writing discipline, all in a purely photographic perspective. The book includes portraits of many of the world’s most famous artists involved in the graffiti scene as well as many of the most visited and the most obscure places, out of reach from the general public, where graffiti writers go to paint on trains. It will not only be the bible in ones library but it will stand as a timeless piece of work in the scene now seemingly over-saturated in books about the subject. A subculture on the rise and the first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at the people, considered criminals, who practice the art known as train painting, the last antidote to blatant advertising. The photos include everywhere from New York’s grimy subway tunnels, Copenhagen’s ever-clean Metro layups, Milano’s gypsy-controlled train yards, Washington DC’s high-security spots, Paris’ legendary underground, to even Switzerland’s perfect trains. Catania’s subway before it was a tourist attraction in the graffiti scene, looking cleaner than ever. Bucharest wholecars covering the windows in 2006. Switzerland’s capital of Bern in the buff. Action in Toronto, Canada. Climbing through windows in Milan. Between the lines in Miami. Belgium, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Germany, England, Spain, France and Austria.

€ 30,00
libreria spiner scrivere da cani
 

Scrivere Da Cani

Graffiti & Street Art Books

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

€ 20,00
libreria luca barcellona take your pleasure seriously
 

Take Your Pleasure Seriously

Graffiti & Street Art Books

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 19x27 cm More than 250 illustrations External poster

€ 68,00
libreria on the run arabic graffiti
On The Run

Arabic Graffiti

Graffiti & Street Art Books

"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.

€ 26,00
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