Authors Roger Gastman, Caleb Neelon, and Anthony Smyrski highlight cultural hotspots around the world. Divided into more than 50 topics and illustrated with more than 500 photographs, this book celebrates the street as a stage for the visual creativity of a generation. Contributors include Allen Benedikt, Angela Boatwright, Boogie, Dalek, Per Englund, Shepard Fairey, Aaron Farley, Friends With You, Mike Giant, Invader, Alex Lukas, Mark the Cobra Snake, Miss Van, Dan Monick, Estevan Oriol, Kurnal Rawat, Revok, Travis Roozee, Tod Seelie, Yuri Shibuya, Garth Walker, Adam Wallacavage, WK Interact, We Are Supervision, and dozens more.
Available at Amazon.
the BIGGBOSS crew from Prague has just launched their new project. After the succes of the Prague Odyssey 2666, a book of young emerging artists from Prague who call themselves the "CAP crew" follows. Check the link and find out more about the new CAP book!!!!
CAP book promo (PDF)
Neubaugasse 51-3-7, 1070 Vienna, Austria
Issue 1: German, English
Vienna & Rimini
"artyfucked" documents the different artifacts of urban worlds (sketches, graffiti, cartoons) as well as making this form of art more popular and public opinion more sensitive.
"artyfucked" shows work of a variety of different sketchers and their styles as well as collected urban art work. Not in a typical way as we know it from other graffiti zines. All collected "acts of vandalism" are prepared and edited in a way so the reader will see only the artifact itself and reflect it more as a thought, opinion and artwork of it's artist. Each zine is produced in sketchbook style and comes with some excellent stickers as a bonus!
"artyfucked" is the first printed sketch and street art journal. It shows masterpieces of the biggest modern galleries from Casablanca up to Molotow. Maybe you find our artwork here as well.
Dispo en kiosque et magasins spés
4,50 euros seulement
Le Blazing N°08 s’étant calé sur de bons rails, le N°09 ne pouvait que surprendre par de nouvelles rubriques chères à l’underground. Cette nouvelle édition s’ouvre à des sujets dédiés exclusivement aux « Block Styles » de tous bords, mais aussi aux stations graffées du réseau métropolitain parisien. La suite du « Special French Subway » se concentre sur un des acteurs principaux du crew très fermé appelé MPV (Métros Parisiens Violés) du bombeur que l’on nomme SEE.
Côté mur, une large place est faite au groupe MCZ alias Montreuil City Zoo, basé sur la périphérie Est de Paris. Nous découvrirons également la ville de Cherbourg en Normandie, ainsi qu’un dossier complet consacré au peintre CHILE, graffant lui aussi côté Est, mais de la France, à Strasbourg.
Nous profitons de ces quelques lignes pour remercier tous les lecteurs, peintres, comme dessinateurs qui supportent les valeurs objectives de nos éditions fondées sur la structure indépendante et intègre qu’est GRAFF IT PRODUCTIONS.
Sachez que « BLAZING » est votre magazine et nous vous faisons, plus que jamais, confiance en vous permettant d’accéder et de faire vivre l’actualité du lettrage et de ses dérivés de la manière la plus riche et la plus ordonnée. Notre futur dépend de votre action présente ; alors bonne lecture à tous et à très bientôt dans de nouveaux projets.
The Blazing #08 was on good tracks. This #09 edition could only surprise you through new underground subjects, as the “Block Styles” one, or as the painted Parisian metro stations subject. We follow our “Special French Subway” report by showing productions of SEE, who belong to one of the most hardcore Parisian crew MPV. About the walls, a large focus is made on the MCZ group a.k.a Montreuil City Zoo, based in the eastern suburb of Paris. You will discover the Normand city Cherbourg, and a special file about the writer CHILE, also coming from the east, but the east of France (Strasbourg)/ We want to thank all the readers, painters, artists, drawers who support our objective values based on our independent and honest structure GRAFF IT PRODUCTIONS. Just note that BLAZING is your magazine. We trust you, more than ever, making you participate and live the writing actuality the more powerful and organized way. Our future depends on your present action: so enjoy this magazine; wishing to see you soon in new projects. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Case is a limited edition/FREE/independent magazine with a focus on urban and street culture, whether that be music, art, design, fashion...or anything else.
The first issue was jammed packed full interviews, photos, art along with a slew of other goodies from artists & musicians: Z-Trip, Bushwick Bill, Blaine Fontana, Craola, Kathie Olivias, Chomeo, Sage Francis...to name a few.
Not Straying far from the formula, issue two has features and interviews with: Aesop Rock, Henry Rollins, Damon Soule, Blu, Gza, & Failure...keeping some secrets in the bag.
Le magazine GRAFF IT ! est le magazine qui mixe les cultures urbaines. Le #17 est paru depuis le 14 janvier 2006. Sa forme s’élève désormais au rang des « magazines-objets ». Son contenu diffère également des anciennes éditions, notamment grâce à sa mise en page aérée et aux trois sections qui le compose : GRAFFITI, GRAPHIK STYLES et STREET CULTURES. Aussi, de grandes innovations ont été faites afin de vous satisfaire et sans changement de prix ! Quant au catalogue VPC, il a été enrichi et propose dès à présent, en plus d’une large sélection de magazines et de livres des quatre coins du globe, des produits professionnels créatifs tels que : feutres à alcool, feutres et peintures pour textiles, crayons, blackbooks, pinceaux, marqueurs, marqueurs craie, stylos pour calligraphie,…
GRAFF IT ! PRODUCTIONS
94251 GENTILLY CEDEX
Tel/Fax bureau: 01 49 69 94 97
HEY guys. We make magazine "throwupsmagazine". Send your photos with T-UPs and TAGs to: email@example.com With the best regards from Russia!
A downloadable free graffiti magazine from Italy.
STYLE BUSTERS is born from an idea of 2e80shop (store of spray and streetwear in Milan). Style Busters is a magazine that it wants to show to people the world of the graffiti and its inhabitants. It wants to be able to elevate the graffiti and to make them to become art, a lifestyle our cities from the bottom towards the high, asphalt to the sky and therefore in the intimate way piu' that can exist. Extension to the writers and common people, in that high levels the artists succeed to work rigorously using cylinders to varnish spray. It creates comparison and reflection moments. SB is produced that it comes distributed in all the national territory, several European countries and to New York. It is found in the apparel and spray storees street, but also in all those places and premises that are defined "over the lines", that they act in the underground of the city truth. In these places, through SB, we succeed to communicate with our public, composed from boys from the 11 years on (not are age limits, the love for the graffiti after to have taken to you, it does not leave you never); but lately also the girls are launch themselves overbearing to the inside of this world. Our adventure with SB is begun to October of 2005, with the n°0; that it has been widely diffused in Italy, America, Switzerland, France, Greece, etc... The coming of photographies sended from the readers after to have seen the n°0 or with the word of friends, it has been elevated. In fact we have received piu' of 3500 photographies from all the been involved countries, and count to always receive some more.
[We carry this one in the Art Crimes store.]
We are happy to introduce the PDF-preview of the new issue of Iron Curtain magazine!
Iron Curtain is a new periodical professionally-printed magazine issued in Russia. The magazine vividly reflects one of the most striking modern artforms, the real graffiti! It covers not only classical graffiti scene, but also graffiti on transport, trains!
The magazine contains detailed and systematic information on graffiti writers, expressed in numerous photo-reports, interviews and articles. It represents loads of writer's works from Russia and CIS, increasing the interest of readership. All information is represented in Russian and English languages.
A-4, full-color edition!
Periodicity: 1 issue / 4 months
"Iron_Curtain" - The best reflection of modern Russian graffiti!
The third (yes third) issue of St. Paco's Kung Fu Grip! Zine is now in official wide release. Rockin' a fly Fafi sketch cover, KFG!2 pays due respect to Miss Van, Fafi and Mademoiselle Kat with a sweet feature article on the French graffiti femmes. Additional features include a 30th-year memorial to the late cartoonist Vaughn Bode, an unauthorized "Cheech Wizard" comix strip by St. Paco, and recognition of the 35th Anniversary of the Adidas Superstar sneaker. KFG!2 also continues to rep shyt luvly with urban vinyl reviews, sticker art, and graffiti spreads curated by San Fran's Miss Venus (Short Cutz Zine). Order KFG!2 directly from www.metropolmedia.com, or from one of these fine book sellers:
1100 W. 36th St.
Baltimore MD 21211
Needles & Pens
483 14th Street (at Guerrero)
San Francisco, CA 94103
1854 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
56 (5.5" x 8.5") pages, B&W, 30% graffiti/street art , English content
Primary coverage: All-City, All-World
¡GRAFFITO #1 está desde hoy en las tiendas!
70 páginas del mejor graffiti nacional e internacional.
Si quieres saber más de nuestra revista mira el spot en:
IMPORTANTE: si quieres que Graffito Mag. se distribuya en tu tienda o local de cualquier tipo, o simplemente no lo encuentras y quieres tenerlo, manda tu nombre y direccion a este mail. Nuestro departamento de distribución se pondrá en contacto contigo.
70 international and spanish high quality graffiti.
If you wanna know more about our magazine check:
If you live outside Spain and wanna sell our mag in your city, or wanna have some ejemplars, send your name and adress to this e-mail. our distribution departament will contact you soon.
[We carry this one in the Art Crimes store.]
Round 2 is the latest issue of an german graffit magzine that u can download now for free. It brings you trains, walls and much more from allover the world on almost 60 double-pages.
Get it now 4 free @ www.roundone.de
Russia. [This magazine rocks!! Check it out - Susan]
Urban Roots is a collection of the most interesting and quality graffiti works of the post-Soviet extent. It covers the whole graffiti scene, showcasing the best of the best in everything from tags to productions. We don’t claim ourselves to be unique or to be premiere. We just collect and announce the best of what have been created and pruduced on our graffiti scene. Urban Roots shows present-day graffiti as it is, covering dozens of towns of the ex-USSR. We emphasise fresh ideas and methods, publishing both street walls and commercial works, canvases and computer grafics, sketches and designers solutions.
The third issue of the cataloge is called “Made in USSR” and comprises works of the writers from 20 ex-USSR cities (Russia, Belarus, Ukrain, Latvia), plas special guest from Croatia – Lunar (YCP). Catalogue’s format: 80 pages.
ArtError (Ekaterinburg), Adult Graffiti System (Murmansk), Aber (Barnaul), Bananas (Saint-Petersburg), Kein WarumS & Ex-team (Brest - Minsk, Belarus), SP & KNR (Moscow-Zelenograd), Andres (“Aeropop”, Kazan), Swamp (“B12”, Moscow), Ches (Moscow), DNAike (“DS”, Saint-Petersburg), DS Cru (Saint-Petersburg), Stan (“4R”, N.Novgorod ), Flo (Moscow), G-fest (Magnitogorsk), United Styles (Moscow), Poul (Riga, Latvia), Meeting of Styles’06 (Saint-Petersburg), Blast Wave (Melekino, Ukrain), 5nak (Barnaul), We paint the world (Vinkovci, Croatia), äÓÙÂÏÓÎÍ‡ (Cheboksary), Europa + , N. Novgorod (graffiti jam), Lunar (“YCP”, Zagreb, Croatia), Krasnoyarsk), Mixed walls.
Wordplay issue 5
We have been collecting photos all through 2007, we are now finally ready to produce another issue of the UK’s only Graffiti book purely dedicated to the nations artwork! We have got exclusive work and interview from Kak (Sinstars, Team Wordplay). We caught up with Morn TPG for some exclusive photography from him and his crew in 2007!! Acrew special this time focuses on DWS with Boms and Germ damaging Tubes and countless commuters. We have never seen flicks from Tors MHS, SWS, FKF, ATS ! Anew edition for 'Readers Wives' see's writers painting a different kind of canvas. Cover artwork by Rome ‘IWE’ and all the recent action from the UK’s finest including: Yesb, Sickboy, Lovepusher, 54, Skore, Sick, Ceres, Diner, Oker, Akme and many more!
Maastrichter Str. 49
56(A4)pages, 100% graffiti, 100% color, content in German, particular articles can be read in english on its website
Primary coverage: the Rhein-Ruhr area(a large urban area in the west of Germany) Issue: 4
Graffiti-magazine is a magazine on graffiti. Simple. More elaborate is its clear layout, the selection of photos, the interviews and the essays on various topics all concerning writing and its background. At a glance you can see that Graffiti-Magazine is a magazine with a good balance of the written and the sprayed word. The editors consider their magazine as an open forum for all interested people to participate.
With its rebirth in contemporary pop culture as an appreciated, embraced and oft-utilized art form with a seemingly ever-growing body of practitioners and adherents, how can graffiti escape the known trappings of widespread acceptance, avoid becoming awash with clichéd forms? How can it dodge stagnation as it has authority for so long? By providing a window into an avant-garde constantly pushing the boundaries of graffiti in an effort to maintain its relevance and vitality as a force of aesthetic and cultural provocation, stimulation and dissidence, Art in Consequence offers some answers to those very questions and hints at what the future of graffiti may bring. The book and DVD take the reader on a trip to selected scenes where beauty and absurdity meet, documenting actions where some of those very answers are manifested in the form of shapes and colors, signs and wonders, all forged out of necessity by their creators.
80 Pages, Paperback, 8 1/4" X 8 1/4",
http://gingkopress.com/_cata/_popk/artinconseq.htm current order form at Gingko
Call for participation
Right now, blackbooks are circulating the world to give the graffiti community, from toys to kings, a chance at worldwide collaboration in classic, old school style...
Online: free funk
[An instant classic. Don't miss out!]
Alëxone - Came à yeux.
ISBN : 978 2 85980 008 5
Titre : Alëxone - Came à yeux
Editeur : Kitchen 93
Prix : 26.00 euros
19 mixtapes (so far) now available in MP3.
FUNK, DISCO, RAP, HOUSE, TECHNO and DRUM & BASS.
From the makers of The Dark Side
Dokument Förlag & Distribution
S - 120 02 Årsta, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0) 8 13 33 32
[email them for info]
New online zine
Art Crimes - featuring real life street art called Graffiti. The world of graffiti has evolved throughout the years and its presence now as a contemporary art of expression has been slowly accepted, undeniably in certain places, the Graffiti culture are frowned upon, especially with its social standing. Featuring big artists:
New online zine
The new Catfight is totally filled with females representing their skills in hiphop, art and graffiti.
- Event report of the ConceGraff Fem07
- Interviews with: Fefe Talevera, Jee-Nice from Anattitude.net
- New Media: Bombshell - Sticker City - Anattitude #2
- Expo's by: Swoon - Ephameron - Koralie
download Catfight #07 (pdf):
Stockholm graffiti writers in new book of portraits
In 1207, the graffiti writers of Stockholm are portrayed for the first time. In a journey from suburb to inner city, they display their own personal Stockholm. They are heroes in their own world.
Stockholm has been decorated by graffiti writers for more than twenty years. Now, for the first time, the people behind graffiti allow themselves to be portrayed. 1207 presents more than 50 of Stockholm’s most active and legendary graffiti writers. Photographer Torkel Sjöstrand has followed them and photographed them on their walks through the city for three years. From Spånga to Norsborg, Södertälje to Ekerö, suburb to inner city. In tunnels and on railroad tracks, or overlooking a magnificent vista of the city. Graffiti writers are fascinated by the places many people don’t notice. 1207 is a document of a small group of people who risk their own well-being for an art form that is constantly pilloried by politicians and the authorities. We are offered a different depiction of Stockholm, and a unique document of its graffiti writers. Moreover, all the writers have written their tag in the book. 1207 is the police code for destruction of property through graffiti.
Torkel Sjöstrand is a photographer and editor for Underground Productions magazine. He has previously contributed to such books as Overground, Writers United and Gates of Graffiti.
Essay by Jacob Kimvall, art theoretician and an authority on graffiti. Foreword by Irok, Stockholm graffiti writer.
Photographer: Torkel Sjöstrand
Writers: Irok, Jacob Kimvall, Torkel Sjöstrand
Text in Swedish and English
Publication date: June 20, 2007
No. of pages: 128
No. of illustrations: Approx 100
Format: 20 x 25 cm
RRP: 229 SEK, 29,9 €, 15,99 GBP
1207 is published by Dokument Förlag, who have also published the titles The beautiful Struggle, Urban Recreation, Gates of Graffiti and Outernational.
For more information or review copies of 1207, contact:
Dokument Förlag & Distribution
Tel:+46 (0) 8-133332
Dokument Förlag & distribution ek för
Box 773, 12002 Årsta, Sweden
This series of photo books includes the wonderful Nasty and Slice book we carry in our store and the recent Poch & Rock book. There are 5 books so far in the series. See the link above for details (French).
On the streets of Australian cities there are conversations occurring in paint in public spaces. Graffiti, stencil and street art are immediate and ephemeral. Yet the same media is gaining worldwide currency, with many art galleries collecting and showing these works.
This illustrated A-Z combines beautiful colour images from Australia's thriving graffiti and street art culture, interviews with some of Australia's most important graffiti and street artists, analysis of the history and evolution of the scene and discussion of urban planning, community and freedom of speech raised by graffiti's presence in public space.
Uncommissioned Art: An A-Z of Australian Graffiti offers new ways to look at street art. It will contribute to local, national and international conversations about art and design, popular culture and urban planning.
Chris Dew is a Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies and an Australian Research Council Associate in the History Program at La Trobe University in Melbourne. She is also a photographer interested in landscape, memory and place. Her photographs have been exhibited in Melbourne's Counihan Gallery and in many print publications. She is also a consultant to local government and community organisations on graffiti-related matters.
[This book is an excellent survey of Australian graffiti art that includes most of the right people and good examples of their work. It's a huge, well-produced volume, sure to be a collector's item. - Susan]
Melbourne University Publishing
Compiled by Roger Gastman, author of Freight Train Graffiti and co-founder (with Shepard Fairey) of Swindle magazine, this colorful book benefits from Gastman’s long-term, intimate involvement with L.A. graffiti writers. Recruiting friends, and graffiti legends, like SABER and RETNA, Los Angeles Graffiti documents the history of the unique, world-class graffiti scene that thrives in Los Angeles. In particular, the interview with L.A. graffiti luminary POWER breathes history into these photographs of work created by the famous, infamous, and anonymous.
[This book has some great pieces in it from some of the heavy hitters in the LA scene. - Susan]
Los Angeles Graffiti
Compiled by Roger Gastman
Interview with POWER
8 1⁄4 x 10 inches
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
New children's book
by Roman Dirge and Steven Daily
It would have been a Christmas like any other for little Lumie and her horrible, terrible, obnoxious, awful bully of a brother Billy. But then a funny little monster appeared and ate Billy right up! Lumie knows it's not really a good thing to let a monster eat your brother, but she can't help but notice that things are, in fact, much nicer now that he's gone. Now that things are looking up a little in her world, Lumie has to decide what to do with her new little monster friend, and - most importantly - what she's going to feed him.
• Reading level: Ages 9-12
• Hardcover: 48 pages
• Publisher: Dark Horse (November 15, 2007)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1593078536
• ISBN-13: 978-1593078539
Photos from Icepick on Flickr
ICEPICK is a book based on icelandic Street Art. it portrays juicy graphic collages and illustrations made by the graphic designer Thordis Claessen. The book Icepick has been five years in the making, and is published by Gingkopress. Icepick was recently introduced with a show in Urbis Gallery in Manchester, UK (ongoing may - aug 07)
Because of its location between mainland Europe and America, Iceland has indeed a mixed culture. Therefore its street art has a unique flavour, where street artists invent new and interesting forms of borderline art.
ICEPICK is a roughly 220 page graphic creation, showing Icelandic graffiti and street art in various forms. Full colur pieces, stickers, stencils and political statements, all as if put in a blender and out comes a bursting mixture. Iceland has mostly highlighted for its music scene in the past. Here is something else to be explored from this weird and tiny island - where street artists are apparently quite creative. The street art featured in ICEPICK covers a wide range of themes and subject matter from traditional Icelandic icons to sheep, Vikings, fantastic gothic creations dreamt up during long Icelandic nights and colorful graffiti pieces that evoke the New York street art scene.
Keep in mind that the cold can bite fingers and nose quite hard when making big pieces in Iceland, but that does´n´t seem to be a problem to the street art vikings.
Most artists featured in Icepick are of course Icelandic, plus work from three guest artists including "Mike The Flower Guy" (USA) and Akaysim + Adams (SWE). So sink your teeth in this juicy book and look out for the Icelandic ICEPICK, available in bookstores worldwide.
Buy it from gingkopress.com
220 pages, HC, 10” x 9 1/2”, 1500 color illustr.,
by Matt KolbeckContact Matt for more info.
[Naar's photos were also featured in the book Faith of Graffiti (US) / Watching My Name Go By (Europe)]
Now the forty or so photographs in that book and more than one hundred additional never-before-published pictures from that landmark body of work are brought together in a book destined to become a classic in its own right. Presented full-frame, at high resolution, and with meticulous attention to the original color, this book brings to life the gritty, exciting New York of the early 1970s and the raw visual power of early graffiti.
Call for participation
We are looking for graffiti pics for the newest issue of Madimages magazine. All pics submitted will be considered and most likely published!
Submit your pics and include what you write and some brief info about yourself or crew at:
Midwest USA: Call for participation, deadline: ?, 2007
I'm putting together a book of Midwest writers called "No Coast". If you are from one of these states I would love to get a collection of photos from you:
I'm Looking for Productions and Burners from each of these states (Quality work!!)
Photos need to be at least 300 dpi and I need them in JPG, or TIF
If you think you have what it takes email your flics to:
Quispone ATT.. DF..TAC..TPA
Call for participation
New York: Classes
This DVD contains live footage of graffiti writers from all over the world painting legal art work and illegal tagging on the street. This edition includes the best scenes from GTV 1, 2 and 3. Here you'll find the best in bombing, piercing, and breaking. GTV will put some fire into your DVD player and fulfill your graffiti drenched brain with the sickest scenes and fat ass beats!
RUN TIME: 64mins
Only 100 copies printed
Scotland May 2007
Brazilian graffiti superstars paint a castle!
Os Gemeos, Nina Pandolfo and Nunca
Keep an eye out for showtimes in the future.
We all find inspiration in the strangest places. Artists are inspired by stains on the ceiling, writers by misheard conversations. And now, from Roman Dirge, creator of Lenore (and we're a little afraid to guess what that was inspired by) comes a salty tale of a seaborne squid who draws his life mission from... pirates.
Peter the Pirate Squid pairs Dirge's writing talents with the keen artistic abilities of Steven Daily, telling the tale of an eight-legged cephalopod who wants nothing more than to rule his seventh of a sea with an iron hand - er, tentacle. And so, with a faithful crew of oysters, seahorses, crabs and other eyepatch-minded denizens of the deep, Peter sets forth in search of booty, baubles and grog-toting adventure!
The same size as a Little Golden Book, Peter the Pirate Squid is sure to be a hit with existing Lenore fans, younger readers, and kids of all ages.
Dirge says that after a decade of publishing the multimedia hit Lenore with SLG, the step to children's books (albeit children's books with unique sensibilities) comes naturally.
"Ya know, I like pirates and I like squids. It just seemed like it needed to happen," said Dirge. Steven is such an incredible artist and I'm proud to shove his work into more eye balls."
"Creating this world has been so challenging and fun. I have always wanted to work on a pirate story. When Roman had the idea of taking this Peter character, and make a book out of him, ideas just started to 'flow like Neptune's beard,'" Daily said. "Roman is a brilliant working with him is amazing."
Peter and his fellow subaquatic swashbucklers will live by the sword in July 2007. Peter the Pirate Squid will be a 32-page, 7.5" x 7.5" black-and-white storybook and will retail for $4.95. It is available now at comic book stores through Diamond Comics and is available on SLG's website, SLG - Peter the Pirate Squid, and Amazon.com.
A documentary about Duel, from Australia
It's available from the Director/Producer, Robert Moller or from Australian Film Commission AFC
Call for participation: ongoing
The Signature Series line of mirrors will feature collaborations with a variety of artists.
We request submissions from artists interested in working with their skills in metal.
If you know how to design a stencil we want you to submit for review for fabrication.
We take the signatures and designs of the artist, make a prototype in CNC Plasma cut steel, and weld it onto a frame. Every time one of your mirrors sells you get paid a designer's fee. Midnight Metal Works is currently putting together a catalog of designs to market. Check out our website for more information about the company: http://www.midnightmetalworks.com
Please send an illustrator file of no more than 1MB in size.
Designs will not be used without consent.
In order to submit please send one design and a one page resume to
Please put in subject line of email RE: Signature Series
The book 27 ADDICTS of Boris Schmelter alias Dyset is now free online
It is documenting the project ADDICTED TO GESTALTUNG, an experiment which is aiming for the point of intersection between graffiti and graphic design, as well as graffiti writing and computer-based design.
In Cooperation with 27 international Graffiti artists, who are engaged as well with graphic design, 27 innovative works and the 278-pages book emerged. Together with e.g. Toast, Zedz, SATone, ECB, Esher, Viagrafik, Neck, DFM-Crew, Mˆe, Pornostars, Aple76, Liquid, Dick15 and many more!
Buy the limited edition and see the free version at: www.imaddicted.org
See more SatOne
a photo-book on writing in Rome - interviews with BOL23, KEMH, GOJO, TTS, TK2
23,5 x 21 cm
Iranian Independant Seasonal Art magazine
The 6th issue covers the sticker bomb.
Free PDF VERSION (3.5 MB)
Announced by Kolahstudio.com
[See the trailer, with running wholecars, on their site.]
CantStopFanatics Volume 2, more international, more actions, more running steel. Global players like Break (MSA Crew Melbourne), Besd (ACAB Crew Dresden), Erps and Serm (MOS Crew Bucarest), Rocco (PRC/PBS), Chill (MRN), the MTA and GRS Crews from Saxony with live actions in Chemnitz (Germany) and Vienna (Austria), ONS Crew from Warsaw in Paris and Bilbao, the UFS Crew Moscow, HTS,MNZ and IBG Crews in Stuttgart, Berlin Live Actions with MC, RCLS and the MUTANTS from Bratislava (Slovakia), Running Steel from Leipzig City (Germany) and Copenhagen show you first class trains by SSH, MOA, TKO and the MHDs and many more! Check the official release trailer. The DVD Release of the 60minutes trains only DVD "CantStopFanatics 2" is scheduled for March 2007. Watch out!
This mag presents the whole Chilean graffiti scene.
100% color, 40 pages, 19 x 25 cm. Spanish.
New York: March 2007
NEW YORK CITY- Great chocolate, pure street. Alison Nelson's Chocolate Bar turns back the clock, goes back in the day and throws down a stylin' new line of choc-o-graphic Graffiti Bars to debut this March, 2007.
Ten legendary New York City graffiti artists including Blade, Crash, Crachee, Crime 79, Dondi, Dr. Revolt, Iz the Wiz, Lady Pink, Spar One and Voice of the Ghetto (Stay High 149) have created one-of a kind works transforming wrappers for an array of new candy bar of which a portion of the proceeds will benefit the All-Stars Project.
Produced and manufactured by Alison Nelson's Chocolate Bar, each Graffiti Bar weighs an impressive 2.25 ounces and is filled with classic treats enrobed in the finest gourmet chocolate. New bar flavors include Milk Almond, Milk Cafetto, Caramel, Cookies-n-Cream, Smores, Dark Strawberry, Dark Toffee Crunch, Banana Milk, Dark Rum and Dark Chocolate.
Individual bars can be purchased for $4.00 each or a Limited Edition "gallery box" includes the full 10 bars and an authentic graffiti stencil created by Brooklyn-based artist Stencil1 used for customizing wallets, walls, t-shirts or whatever. Price $40.
To inquire about pre-orders please contact 800.481.2462 or email email@example.comAlison Nelson's Chocolate Bar Shop
Call for participation
"ATTENTION ARTISTS: We are actively acquiring articles and pieces for our archive. We are looking for murals that portray the history of Hip Hop and how it came to be. We are also looking for portraits of famous Hiphoppas. There will be a one hundred dollar commission for each piece selected by the Temple of Hiphop."
contact page for ToH artwork
Lots of commuter trains, subway actions, whole car backjumps, street bombing... 65 minutes of hardcore! International trade wanted.\
Hot stuff from the UK
Volume 1: HoFs, London Strees, Chrome and black, Nottinghill Carnival 2005, Rize and Mess, Seen, Brave and React, Jamemin2, Booze and Crews, Brighton Jam, Zeus, Insa, Dane, Solo, Inky Mole, Zedz, Jayone, British Graffiti Natural Selection, and much more. 1h 20m PAL.
A great mix of indoor and outdoor graffiti art, legal and illegal. High quality pieces all the way to the end. Plenty here for both the lettering fiend and the character lover. Halls of Fame galore. Don't we all wish our cities had these!
Superstars and unknowns, no talking, no antics, just drive-by shooting for the most part. Some interesting live painting sequences.
The Zeds and Seen gallery shows are great to see. So very few videos capture gallery exhibitions, but it's wonderful to see them without the crowd standing in front of you. Let's all do more of this, please. The Outside Institute sure looks like a great place to be.
You want this DVD, it'll leave you wanting more, then you'll want to do it yourself. It's a great value also. You'll pay only about a penny per word.
Volume 2: NYC special with great interviews with Cope2, T.Kid, NYC Lase, Chico, Henry C.
Volume 3: Graphotism and Sleeping giants Jam, WFG UK/Aerosolics, Conner Harrington show, Astek; Jim Prigoff, Jon156, Amour, Psyckoze interviews, Kosmopolite 05/06, extensive Paris features, and much much more. 2 hours PAL.
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Iron Curtain", is going to be a regular magazine about legal graffiti in Russia, the first number is only about underground!!! We would like to spread our magazine not only in Russia but all over the Europe and America too.
If you are interested in our offer, please connect us by e-mail. You can get more information about the magazine at http://www.ironcurtain.ru
Graffiti has moved from the trains to the streets. Doors are the new canvases. Gates Of Graffiti show doors from New York, Berlin, Copenhagen and Stockholm.
Doors make a good frame for the faster forms of graffiti and street art such as tags, stencils and posters. In a doorway one can sneak in and execute its art without being noticed. Gates Of Grafftit is the first book to focus on tags, their design and how writers communicate with them. It is an unique chance to understand what tags are about and how beautiful they can be. It explores graffiti on doors in New York, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm and other cities.
The texts are written by graffiti writers Smith (NYC), Punk (Gothenburg), Clint 176 (Berlin) och Don Juan (Copenhagen) who open-hearted tells the fascinating stories behind the names that adorn the doors of major cities. Photo by Björn Almqvist, Tobias Barenthin Lindblad, Malcolm Jacobson and Torkel Sjöstrand whos earlier work includes Overground, Writers United and Dom kallar oss klottrare and graffiti magazine Underground Productions. Gates Of Graffiti is published by Dokument Förlag.
Gates Of Graffiti
Editors: Torkel Sjöstrand and Malcolm Jacobson
17 x 23 cm hardcover
English and Swedish text
Release date: January 26th, 2007
Purchase Gates of Graffiti straight from www.underground-productions.se (in Sweden)
Or contact Dokument Förlag
And in the US: Gates Of Graffiti will be distributed in the US by Last Gasp of San Francisco and From Here To Fame in New York
4000 printed. 32 euros, soft cover, 60 pages. Now available from France and Germany, later in the USA.
FROM FRANCE available at www.editionpopulaire.com
You can buy Dran's books hereDran books:
First USA distributor:
Contact email@example.com if you are interested in distributing books too.
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New online zine
Free High-Quality PDF Download.
Ready to print on sticker paper.
80 International Artists.
Over 250 B&W Stickers.
Tehran, Iran: Online sticker exhibit
We should shock our Society. WE should wake people up. Art is going out from the society of Iranian people because governments are using art for specific reasons,so we should inject the new blood.
Iranian underground Artists Media - http://www.kolahstudio.com Underground is launching a new shocking event In Tehran.
Read More- in :
Any cooperation, help and support, any ideas and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
A sequel to the best-selling BROKEN WINDOWS: GRAFFITI NYC, BURNING NEW YORK: GRAFFITI NYC is sure to please an eager audience clamoring for more. New York is the undisputed graffiti capital of the world, the epicenter of a vibrant international scene that attracts artists from all over the globe. Some make the pilgrimage to study old school forms, others to make their own individual contribution to the evolution of the craft. All leave their mark. Burning New York features the latest and most exciting graffiti art being created today. In the same vein as Broken Windows it is a collection of interviews, intimate portraits of the artists working in the streets and hundreds of stunning large scale paintings. Burning New York features contemporary works by genre defying graffiti writers, an interesting combination of those who are just beginning to achieve prominence and others who have been honing their skills for decades. "From the ashes of the 60s to the dust of Ground Zero, New York graffiti has magnetized and polarized, rocked and shocked. When the hot-eyed and restless ride the city's edge to turn dead walls into worlds of color, motion, and passion, Jim and Karla Murray capture their visions and voices with a fire to match. Don't blink." Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
BURNING NEW YORK by James And Karla Murray
HARDCOVER 208 Pages November 2006
Front cover: DOZE GREEN, KENJI, DAVID ELLIS
Special edition cover: Eaz
Gingko Press ISBN: 1-58423-173-4 $39.95 and Amazon
Call for particpation
Now Accepting Film/Music Video Submissions
Aug. 24-26, 2007
New online magazine
They like it when writers visit the class. Contact email@example.com for more info.
This first children's book by Scribe and Dean Blase is delightful. Scribe is Kansas City's favorite character artist and he's the artist in residence at Children's Mercy Hospital there.
The story follows the adventures of a little green bunny named Elijah as he learns life lessons about adaptation and bravery from his new friend, Manos, the octopus. The first page of the book pays tribute to Scribe's graffiti roots by making a game out of different graffiti artists' lettering. Will you be able to figure out how these distorted images spell "octopus"? Throughout the book you'll find hidden images from other artists.
This website features an interactive 360º degrees panorama time-lapse movie. It shows 4 days of constructing objects for the Artbeat project november 2006 in Amsterdam. Artists are: Akim One Machine, Point, Mind, Super A, Zedz, Boris Hoppek, Cream, Nug, Keramik, Heiko Zahlmann, Viagrafik.
Call for participation
New art for sale online
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org about the Joker work
Berlin Germany: New gallery
video clip of the space - Quicktime, German
Graffiti artists welcome!!
Galeristin Prema (26), for which "PremArts" is named, comes from Berlin and studies Visual and Performing Music at Brighton University. For Prema The gallery presents the possibility of cooperating with artists worldwide to plan exhibitions.
Galeristin Prema (26), nach der "PremArts" benannt ist,
kommt aus Berlin und studiert Visual and Performing Arts-Music an der
Brighton University. Die Galerie ist für Prema die Möglichkeit, mit
Künstlern aus der ganzen Welt zu kooperieren und gemeinsam Ausstellungen
phone + 44 7952643091.
PremArts is an Art-Workshop and Gallery, located in the central south district of Berlin-Mitte, called Berlin Kreuzberg . Xberg is one of the best-known localities (Ortsteile) of Berlin, famous for its nightlife and its political leftness, thrives on its diverse cultures and is an attractive area for younger, alternative crowds, cosmoplitan students, young professionals and a very high amount of immigrants.
A few minutes by walk you get to the East Side Gallery, an international memorial for freedom. It is a 1.3km long section of the Berlin Wall. The gallery consists of approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world, painted on the east side of the Berlin Wall. It is possibly the largest and everlasting open air gallery in the world.
The Kreuzberg flair of an art and culture scenery, growing there steadily since the beginning of the nineties, is interacting with an increasingly big music business, like MTV, Universal, POPKOMM Musicfair, and the third generation of young people with migrant background from all over specially from turkey and south Europe countries. Its surrounded by international culture of subcultural underground pubs and many but only small shopping facilities. Street scenery as well as shops, enterprises and population of the quarter are changing constantly. The PremArts Gallery and Art-Workshop intentionally puts itself into this cultural focus to make use of it and to interfere.
PremArts as an Art-Workshop and Gallery offers to artists and other interested people a forum for encounters and exchange in which contemporary new artistic contents and modes of expression are elaborated publicly. The Art-Workshop is neither a typical commercial gallery nor a private studio. Rather, we understand it as self-propagating aesthetic "work in progress" that intends to make perceivable the artistic process, that factually occurs in life, thus searching for the 1:1 congruence between life and art. We understand this work as a form of life art, as a search for real time and reality with the means of art. We invite all artists and other people to participate in this work. Individuals as well as groups can embark in the Art-Workshop on the search of the interface between art and life, without or with us. The room is available to artists, for example, for jointly entering an experimental process, for visual and performing arts, action, concerts, films, theater, exhibitions, seminars, and other topics from allover the world.
Presently the "PremArts-Gallery and Arts-Workshop" is organized and structured by Suprema (Prema) and sometimes for digital sounds assisted by Namistyle, (Nami ) both students for Visual and Performing Arts at the Brighton University, who individually and as a duo contribute to the PremArts Gallery" with their own artistic work. The " Art-Workshop" as well as the Gallery are not fixed locally only; rather they form a forum that, due to the effort of the above mentioned operating artists and other participants, grows also at many other locations, for example by communicating personally and through the homepage and webblog.
(It's not for sale, it's for enjoying online)
Argentina's Ghost has a new album
VIDEO EN YOU TUBE DE LE GHOST BACKSTAGE
Iconoclast would like to announce that we have a new Steve Powers edition available.
For more information, please go to: http://www.iconoclastusa.com/store/product.asp?id=1520
Steve Powers was born and raised in Philadelphia, then moved to New York in 1994. After stints as publisher of On The Go magazine, author of the book The Art of Getting Over (1999), and full-time graffiti writer as "ESPO", Powers began his studio practice in 1998. He has since shown his work at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Deitch Projects, New York, the 2001 Venice Biennale, Alleged Annex, Los Angeles, the 2002 Liverpool Biennial, and The City Arts Centre in Dublin. In 2002, Powers was commissioned to create artwork for the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Teen Health Center. His body of work reflects a fascination with graffiti, sign painting, urban marketing and con games of all shapes and sizes. In 2004, Powers and Creative Time organized The Dreamland Artist Club, a project that revitalized a New York landmark by painting signs and rides in Coney Island.
Iconoclast is a project-based studio working in collaboration with artists and institutions to produce a wide variety of multi-media endeavors. Iconoclast specializes in the development of art-based projects that relate to both the avant-garde and popular culture. Iconoclast produces exhibitions, publications, and other artist's editions. Since 2002, Iconoclast has produced a multitude of exhibitions, books, editions and other projects including the widely acclaimed touring museum exhibition, Beautiful Losers. www.iconoclastusa.com
A 2006 film documenting street graffiti in Portland Or. Cleveland Oh. and Oakland Ca. A benching section of top quality rolling jawns. Features live trains by Cern Twig Haiku Timber Paser Crow Gamble Esioe Beer Etch and more. Also features an interview with federal. Aprox. 50 min. Soundtrack by 3rd Person Reflection.
USA: Call for participation
Cyclone Arts is looking for any graffiti art in New York or New Jersey. Any graffiti with high quality graphics in the area is what we ask of, for use in a graffiti section in a book coming out this fall. The concept of it would be to spotlight the graffiti in New York and New Jersey.
Each issue of the book, ‘Boogie Down!’, would spotlight a different region of the U.S. What I need is JPG images of graffiti. An email with the images would be okay, along with your name and or contact information.
Send all submissions to email@example.com
Call for participation
We are a company called ArtCan in the UK. We aim to specialise in high quality contemporary "wall art". We have a gallery section of our site
We would like to showcase up-and-coming artists' work and one area we are really interested in is Street Art.
This would provide an opportunity for the artist to generate revenue from their works. The idea being that we charge trade price for our print service & materials and the artist sets the retail price.
Anyway, we'd love to hear from you so let us know you would like more information...
New net TV
Miami hiphop, graffiti, and design.
MOS photos: Mexico
Vancouver BC Canada: Call for participation
We are looking for Graf content for our Television program. If you know any artists that would be interested in having their work displayed on our show please let me know.
Pass Da Mic
Every Sunday/Tuesday night on Shaw TV
Cable 20 Greater Vancouver
(Cable 51 Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen)
New DVD series
The Original Videograf Series Is Available Un-Cut On DVD For The Very First Time.
In December of 1989 the first graffiti video magazine was released. It was called Videograf issue one and over the next 6 years there would be eight more. In 1994 Videograf Productions change the game again when they put out the first all outlaw graffiti bombing video called Out Ta Bomb issue one Videograf Productions would go on to produce 11 graffiti videos between the years 1989 - 1995. Now the whole collection is being released un-cut for the first time.
A FOURTHEHARDWAY.com exclusive... Advanced copies of MILLION DOLLAR VANDAL. Published by AKA Projects, and designed by the ALSO KNOWN AS Crew, comes this all out assault to the senses. 'Million Dollar Vandal' is the uncensored story about the life and times of Brooklyn's prodigal son, Desa MTA. For the first time, we get inside Desa's head and his story gets officially told from the beginning. Exceptionally well written, this book chronicles in detail how Desa became the symbol of New York's war on graffiti during the 1990's, and details the repurcussions that came with being the NYC Vandal Squads public enemy number one. It's also an intimate look into his personal life, and reflects back on the milestones that formed the person he is today, including the death of VE (RIP), his near-fatal accident, and his tumultuous graffiti career being pursued by the Vandal Squad, and state prosecuters.
'Million Dollar Vandal' is full of cinematic-type landscape photos, exclusive action shots, and personal portraits that range from trains to tunnels, platforms to rooftops, and from the streets of New York to the house he lives in. Beautifully photographed and also designed by ALSO KNOWN AS, this book has all the attention to detail and amazing printing techniques you've come to expect out of that crew including fluroescent and metallic inks, amazing packaging, and enough eye candy to keep this book on your coffe table permenantly. As a FOURTHEHARDWAY.com exclusive, the first 250 copies are individually signed, and the first 100 orders come with an un-announced bonus compliments of Desa. A definite must have!
Hardcover, 8.25" x 10.25", 192 full-color pages, spot metallic and fluorescent inks, custom packaging. Individually Signed by Desa.
skinnycap (adventures in urban artforms) issue 1 out now
cover to cover full colour global graffiti goodness produced by writers for writers
featuring exclusive interviews with old school legend zephyr & quality of life director benjamin morgan
plus all the best new, reviews & electric boogaloos
Australia's most notorious graffiti crew is about to release this DVD of its exploits in Melbourne, on and off the rails. Adrenaline on rock.
This DVD is sure to range from illegal to unobtainable, especially in Australia. So far, it's a mystery how to get one.
Bombshell: Life and Crimes of Claw Money
Wild Style: The Sampler by Charlie Ahearn
Call for participation
A renown video game company is seeking graffiti writers for a project in the works. Looking for multidisciplinary work; tags, throw ups, hand styles, pieces, stencils, and stickers. More information will be given at time of inquiry.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This marathon of street art happened on the 16th and 17th of September of 2006 in the train station
Domingos de Morais of the CPTM.
With support of the public transport company and the sponsorship of the Colorgin, Tiger, Profile, Loctobo, FBC, 3ºMundo and the Séc. of State of the Culture.
The event made a mark on the graffiti scene with one of the greatest walls in the world. The painting started Saturday morning at 10am, went all night, and finished Sunday at 4pm.
With good scaffolding the 150 grafiteiros covered more than 1 kilometer of wall. Organized by Binho Ribeiro and Bonga, this challenge showed how much the artists can achieve when they organize and create work that before only existed in dreams.
This project is a great conquest that reflects the maturity of and respect for graffiti culture in Brazil and the world.
Esta foi a maratona de arte de Rua que aconteceu nos dias 16 e 17 de setembro de 2006
Na estação de trem Domingos de Morais da CPTM. Com apoio da empresa de transportes públicos juntamente ao patrocínio da Colorgin, Tigre, Profile, Loctobo, FBC, 3ºMundo e a Séc. de Estado da Cultura.
O evento marcou a cena do graffiti com um dos maiores murais do mundo. As pinturas começaram no sábado as 10h viraram a noite e terminaram no domingo as 16h.
Com uma boa estrutura os 150 grafiteiros cobriram mais de 1 kilometro de muro.
Organizado por Binho Ribeiro (SKATER) e Bonga este desafio mostrou o quanto os artistas pedem se organizar e construir obras que antes só existiam nos sonhos.
Uma grande conquista que reflete o amadurecimento e respeito da cultura do Graffiti no Brasil e no mundo.
[Writers in action, fabulous photography by Fakso - Susan]
Heavy Metal by Alex Fakso reconstructs the underground epic of a handful of credible dreamers who communicate only with each other, regardless of praise or criticism. Alex Fakso's photography, its involvement and its extraordinary evocative power, performs institutional task: it helps us learn and, if not share, certainly try and understand. Giovanna Calvenzi
AlexFakso was born in 1977 in Bassano del Grappa (It). At around the age of 13, he discovers the skate & graffiti world. He enrolls as a student of the Arts Institute of Cittadella (Padova, It) to attend the graphic design and photography courses. Such studies would help him perfect his technique and would inspire him to pursue his own research ailmed at the underground photography.
A lot was going on around the entire Italian peninsula during the 90s. Every city had its own writers paint the trains which were thereafter traveling round the country spreading the phenomena and being a great opportunity for graffiti artists to express themselves to the fullest.
Just like most writers of that period, Fakso preserves a memory of his graffiti on trains and train-reisers through photographs taken by himself. But a simple picture of a train does not satisfy his artistic ego. Alex did not want to loose track of all those nights spent in between trains, all those sensations felt...
Therefore, during the years he observed such a reality through a new prospective, experimenting new framings, new techniques under a profound study of contrasts between light and shadow.
In 1998, freshly back from NY, in 1998, Alex finally acquires awareness about the evocative power of his photos.
The silence, the neglect of the underground tunnels, the entrances and exits of these galleries being the only contact with the outer worlds, are the impressive scenario of his protagonists. Alex is now based in Milan.
Heavy Metal tells with authentic vividness the atmospheres and the sensations of a parallel world that breaths and moves through the darkest bends of our cities. The book will be in sale starting from November 15th and it was published by DAMIANI EDITORE. The introductions were written by Giovanna Calvenzi and Jamel Shabaaz.
New DVD series
“Vibraciones Dvd” is part of a wider project that tries to show to a big audience the most artistic faces of Hip Hop culture. In Graffiti, Breakdance, Dj-s, Beatbox...Focusing in the process of creation and how it works with the urban Enviroment.
Volume Two is 170 minutes of dinamic editing supported in a dope, original, Soundtrack that goes from Drum´n`Bass to Flamenco. And organized as a travel to some cities or special places: Paris, London, Koln, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada. Showing Graffiti pieces on its own urban context and adding an interview with a representative writer of the area.
This second Dvd got a more documentary point of view with interviews to MARTHA COOPER, SEAK (Special Report) ASTEKZ, COPE2, HANEM
We are looking for two main concepts: first is to give a kind of ´educational´ information to an audience outside ´Hip Hop´culture. This in Spain is a need because the Media didn´t do it. Like that, people in Spain can take a look to artists in other countries. And people in Europe and worldwide can watch to the progression in Spain too.
And second, to preserve for the next years some of the Art we can find in our streets at the moment. Doing an interesting film that is becoming popular and respected into the Hip Hop and Urban Art movements.
[From Spain, this DVD shows why we should all go to graffiti jams in Europe and South America. This 13-part, 140 minute extravaganza features digital video of amazing productions, beat boxing, (great) DJing, B-Boying, and and interview with Daim in English. There are very few words in this video, making it ideal for international audiences. Covers Belgiam, Spain, Germany, France, Holland, Brazil, Argentina.]
Created in 1997, At Down editions have always been "a metro ahead" as regards the concept and content of its works. You will find below all the necessary information concerning our sixth publication.
TITLE: At Down 06 "urban design"
PUBLICATION: November 2006
THEME: Graffitis and urban landscapes (train yards, metro tunnels, the street under all its fassets). The most representative atmospheres on the underground environment of urbanism via the world of graffiti.
ARTISTS : T-KID, WONE, ARAB, COPE 2 / NEW YORK, LA MANO, SIXE / SPAIN, LOOMIT, SEAK, CAN2 / GERMANY, HONET, STAK, SATUR, LEGZ, PYRE, VANIA / FRANCE...
CONTENT : Large photos (19 cm X 13 cm) for a visit of Europe and New York... The page layout is simple, without effect.
LANGUAGES : French / English
OPEN FORMAT : 40 cm X 20 cm (152 colour pages)
COVER : Hard back with glued/sewn binder
ISBN : 2-9525794-0-7 EAN : 9782952579407
PRICE FOR PUBIC :23 euros
SALES OUTLETS: FNAC Stores, Virgin Megastore and specialized shops.
AUTHOR /EDITOR/DISTRIBUTOR : At Down Communication
20 rue du plan de l'olivier
34 000 MONTPELLIER
INFOLINE: 0033 (0) 4 67 54 26 32 or 0033 (0) 6 27 32 81 01
INTERNET: Information and online sales : thegrooveofsatyre.com
e.mail : email@example.com
[This is a basic documentary (not a historical documentary) about train graffiti in Berlin from a social and political point of view. It features jaw-dropping wholecars and lots of live train painting. Professional sound track, English subtitles, interviews with writers. PAL format - Susan]
[Be on the lookout for this one. It's worth buying for the b-boy action alone, but it has more than 4 hours of fresh footage. Graffiti content dominates this video magazine, including interviews in English. Fun music, great beatboxing, good production values. All around a very fine compilation of European graffiti and hiphop action. PAL format - Susan]
This DVD gives you a little insight in the train/street graffitiscene in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmoe and Oslo 2006. Some of the crews involved are: VIMOA, AOD, KH, Y2K, FY, NER, OCF, FAGS, ALL, FOS and AE. The DVD is approx. 1 hour long.
[See the site for more info and the trailer.]
New York: New murals
CITYarts, the Award Winning Youth Public Arts Organization, Announces Its Newest Project
"Safe Spaces" Mural at Claremont Park in the Bronx, as part of the ENGAGING GRAFFITI KIDS in CREATION, NOT DESTRUCTION MURAL PROGRAM
CITYarts is transforming the walls surrounding Claremont Pool in Claremont Park in the Bronx into an urban oasis. The program began mid-July with workshops designed to engage local youth in conversations about the effects of graffiti and the issues concerning them and their community. Under the guidance of professional artists, the youth are creating a mural inspired by those conversations. Painting of the mural, entitled "Safe Spaces," will continue through September.
"This mural project is the first under CITYarts‚ 'Engaging Graffiti Kids in Creation, not Destruction‚ program. We will create murals in each of the five boroughs, giving youth a chance to contribute positively to their community," said Tsipi Ben-Haim, Executive and Artistic Director.
Artists Kathleena Howie-Garcia and Ellis Gallagher were selected for the project. Gallagher (@copy;Ellis G.) is a former graffiti artist "who is now keeping his art on the right side of the law," (NY Times, 12/10/05). Howie-Garcia (Lady K-Fever) currently teaches art at the Bronx Museum. The artists‚ combined experience and mentorship is directing impressionable youth into productively channeling their creativity.
Founded in 1968, CITYarts‚ mission is to empower youth by bringing them together with professional artists to create public art that addresses civic and social issues, impacts their lives, and transforms their communities. CITYarts has sponsored and facilitated more than 260 projects to date working with over 500 artists and 10,000 young people to date.
Each project aims to create public art where participation in the arts is limited; to develop social, artistic and educational skills for children in underserved communities; to reduce youth violence by creating positive alternatives to the street; to engage youth in discussion on issues that affect them, their communities, and the world; to promote understanding of ethnic and racial diversity; to encourage community pride; to kick off economic development and neighborhood revitalization; and to provide employment for professional artists. Every project brings pride to its creators and vigor to its surroundings, kicking off economic development, new playgrounds, and youth programs.
New Jersey: Call for participation
I'm an artist and [text] writer in BK, NY. I'm involved in the beginning stages of a project called "Satellite Island" for a publication in the city of Den Haag in the Netherlands. It will cover all variations on the theme of the Island in contemporary culture; from the reality television program Survivor to the outrageous luxury island communities currently under construction off the cost of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates - The Palm http://www.palmsales.ca/ and The World http://www.theworld.ae/
I've been interested in Paterson, NJ because of its geography - both man
made and natural. It is surrounded on three sides by the Passaic River and
on the south by I-80, making it a kind of conceptual island. I'm also drawn
to its history and the implications of its loss of manufacturing on the
population there making it an economic island left to fend for itself.
I'm looking for someone who is from there or lives there to show me around or even possibly be involved in the project with me. I'm looking specifically for a graffiti artist but I'm also open to others who are from there and interested in this project. I wondering if you would know anyone who could help? I can send more detailed information if there is interest. Please contact me at:
Contact Matt Wycoff at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online gallery show at www.downlowsf.com.
New Paintings and shirts by Thesis.
People are still talking about the first two DVDs because they are some of the best action videos ever. I haven't seen this one yet, but I can bet it's going to be good too. - Susan
buying info: email@example.com
Six Fingers are presenting supreme limited screenprints, signed by the artists:
Six Fingers präsentiert erstklassige signierte Siebdruckposter in streng limitierter Auflage von
We are offering these posters at reasonable prices in our online Shop and shipping worldwide.
Die Poster sind zu fairen Preisen online zu erwerben und werden weltweit versendet. Alle wichtigen Infos, den Film und Fotos von der Ausstellung in Hamburg unter:
You will find picture galleries, a quicktime movie and additional Information on our website www.six-fingers.com
Best regards, Mit freundlichen Grüßen Heiko "Daddy Cool" Zahlmann and Boris "Beef" Heimberger
Announcing Crash's "7 the hard way". A limited edition functional/sculptural set of pillows.
Made from a "leather like" material, and filled with poly-fill, these pillows can be used for sitting or as tables. They are limited to 100 sets, worldwide, signed and numbered on either white or black tags, depending on the dice.
Created with the company A-LIST, out of Los Angeles, these pieces create a new dimension for Crash in the functional art/furniture area.
Each of the dice measure 15" x 15".
The price for the set is 250.00 plus shipping.
For further information, please contact:
Edward @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Crash @ email@example.com
Photographs by MARTHA COOPER
Introduction by MARE 139 (Carlos Rodriguez)
Photography / New York
Hardcover, 9.44 x 9.44 inches
120 pages, 100 duotone photos
TLT has a new line of shoes, some featuring King157 designs. Hot stuff!
Rfive Design, an art + design collaboration with Reiko Tomita and Roy
Reid, are exhibiting their work @
1197 Fulton St
718.636.5336 through September 2006.
Toofly's 1st set of silkscreen art prints are now available for purchase at: www.tooflydesign.com Only 50 prints made of each illustration, 18" X 24" signed and numbered by artist.
These hand silkscreen prints were first showcased at the showroom gallery for the "In a Girls World" Female Urban Art Exhibition featuring the Migdallion Vintage Sneaker Collection. Toofly's 20 feet wall installation of her adored female girl mark, and her emotionallly charged canvases were just a taste of what's to come from this young female talent.
Call for photos
The author of "Holland Staat &Amp; Rijdt Een Piece" (Ilja van Dalen) is now working on a hardcover book about the amsterdam subs.
It has been a busy year so far for the Aerosol-, Video- and Streetart Collective CUBABRASIL. Won, Os Gemeos, Vitché, Neon, Stone, Joana and Nina had been invited to the Havana Biennial.
Altogether more then 25 artists put up a great exhibition, did workshops and painted the city. Our documentary movie has been shown at movie festivals in Toronto, Montreal, Berlin and Hamburg and is available now on DVD.
Check all this and much more on our completely updated website.
Call for participation
International Creators' Organization is an international art agency based in Japan and publisher of commercial art books which are distributed worldwide. ICO's next publication will showcase some of the best examples of graffiti from around the world.
To view our current book project dealing with
sculpture/public art go to:
Contact us to find out how to send your samples, links to receive submission guidelines. Selected artists will be invited to join free of charge and receive a complimentary copy of the book when it is completed.
Contact: Robert Morris
Free magazine online
Call for participation
I'm currently completing research for an archaeological study of graffiti at University College Dublin and wanted to know if you would be willing to put out a call for photographs of graffiti in and around Dublin. I would need the photograph, the location it was shot at and the date; all photos will be cited.
If you're interested in participating in this study, email me for more info. I'm arguing that graffiti is a valuable archaeological resource often misunderstood by the general public. By shedding some light on it as a social tool, I hope to dispel some of the negative publicity it has gotten thus far. Thanks for your help!
up to 280 cm * 280 cmhttp://www.comersan.com
El Paso TX: Art lessons
the shine gallery
2609b stanton st
el paso, texas 79902
The shine gallery can teach you how to create. Yes, we teach the technicalities, but we also teach you how to think on paper.
There are adult classes tuesday evenings from 5.30-7.30, Children's classes are saturdays from 10 - 12 and teens from 12 - 2.
We also have private classes available anytime. Come join us and expand your horizons a little bit. All supplies are included, but we sell them also, in case you get serious. We offer advanced students a creative environment to focus on their works. So come one, come all and see what you are capable of.
Plus the sidewalk sale starts july 12 and goes thru the 19th.
New online gallery
This UK site markets prints of your work that you make and ship. Flat rate, no commission.
By Craola, Wrice and others. Plus they are always interested in new designs.
New clothing line, 2006
New clothing line, 2006
Call for participation
Black and White and/or Color
All sizes can be emailed
Wild Style, Readable, Cans, Characters, Must Be Graf Related
Tri State Area a Plus - All over world welcome
No Pay For Photos, but Recognition will be given
Please Include w/ Email the following:
Name of Person with Ink
All Pictures Will Be Considered
Please Make Sure All Photos Are Clear
Hopefully Magazine Will Be Complete By Winter 2006
Please Send All Pitures By October 2006
Please Email With Any Questions/Comments
New mix CD
[31 tracks of old school madness.]
+ a lot of trainz from Poland, and all over
+ street bombing and legal walls
+ photorelation from Meeting of Stylez in Croatia, Zagreb
+ interview with writing girl from Vienna, Jaye NGS
+ "STREET SPAM" from Flying Fortress
+ article about NYC
If you are interested in distributing GK in your country, or on your web page, we can sell it or exchange for other magazines, if you have something interesting, for example from your country.
A lecture and signing at SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) on Thursday July 6th at 6:30 pm
New video and CD
[I don't know where to get it or who to contact yet, sorry, but they seem to be from the same place.]
It's hiphop and it's all about graffiti. Check it out!
Model train wholecars. There's a movie on this site too.
[The page doesn't seem to indicate a start date, but I think it's over now since it was so short (48 hrs). Have a look at the interesting results though.]
[Not to be confused with the US video series of the same name.]
Call for participation
Vitello Grasso: a brand-new DVD magazine about urban arts / motion graphic / hiphop music is coming soon!
We are searching worldwide for VIDEOS and PICS about actions on the street, hall of fame, train bombing, writers and crews monographies, motion graphics, indipendent hiphop videos...
Please check http://www.vitellograsso.it or write to Soevv at SOEVV@hotmail.it
Bombing, bombing, live action bombing ... LA, NYC, NM, SFB, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, boondocks. Choice shots, classic burners, interviews. Truly asinine supersoaker activities. A tribute to female writers. Freight action. Interview with Officer White. Narrated by the usual suspects (famous). Interesting metal soundtrack (refreshing). 70 min.
Despite the title, graffiti is alive and well in this brand new dvd out of New York. And unlike many dvds, this one is 100% graffiti.
See the trailer at the link above. It's available in the Art Crimes store after May 25th.
Una mirada reflexiva sobre el Graffiti de Fernando Figueroa Saavedra
[Maybe someone will tell me how to get one of these, and then I can tell you.]
[Maybe someone will tell me how to get one of these, and then I can tell you.]
[This is an amazing book!!]
The publication of FREIGHT TRAIN GRAFFITI (Abrams; $29.95; May 2006), the only definitive history of this remarkable art form, features 1,000 full-color images of artworks and in-depth interviews with more than 125 train artists and "writers." Hundreds of never-before-seen photographs span the style's evolution. The book presents the fascinating history of graffiti culture and includes the first-ever published history of "monikers," the precursors of graffiti, developed by hobos and rail workers to communicate en route.
The authoritative text from an all-star team of authors provides unprecedented perspective. Roger Gastman, who is based in Los Angeles, is co-publisher of the pop culture magazine SWINDLE, and has been involved with graffiti for 15 years. In 1993 he painted his first freight train. Darin Rowland, absorbed with both trains and graffiti, currently plays an active role in graffiti and other street culture in Philadelphia. The work of Ian Sattler, has appeared in a number of books and national magazines. He lives in Washington, DC.
FREIGHT TRAIN GRAFFITI
Roger Gastman, Darin Rowland and Ian Sattler
Published by Abrams
$29.95 June 2006, paperback with flaps
1,000 full-color images of graffiti artworks
352 pages, 6 1/4 x 8 1/2"
The History of Los Angeles Graffiti
Art, volume one is the first in a series of four
books that document all aspects of Los Angeles
graffiti art from 1983 to 2005. Focusing on the
1980s (1983 -1988), volume one recounts the first
years of the graffiti movement. Hardback with DVD.
By "Wisk" and "Relax"
The DVD comes with 2 hours of extra bombing and painting in addition to the 78-minute feature film and a 50-page color book.
Available now in the Art Crimes store.
KR, the master bomber and photographer (and father of Krink, of course) takes you on a tour of his favorite things. Raw and wonderful, you'll love his visual sense of humor.
This book is an amazing combination of writing for writers and design for designers. The artistic tension between the exquisite book design and the raw bombing and urbanscapes makes this book unique to the genre. Don't miss out!
Call for participation: internet
Call for participation: New Bedford MA, July 15, 2006
-call to Graff Writers to paint in the 3rd EyE Open outdoor festival (300 feet of Graff)
-submit work by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for participation
Photographer seeks writers to collaborate with. See Peter Sool's site at www.ripple.se
88 pages of linoleum cuts and music by Sixtoo
Limited to 1000 copies
US, Canada, UK, from Ninjatune.net
Call for participation
Children's author, Michael P., and illustrator, Doug "DUG1" Cunningham (Wave Twisters) team with startup animation house Rebel Static for a groundbreaking new Hip-Hop cartoon based on the critically acclaimed children's book, Turntable Timmy (Last Gasp Publishing), with turntablist, Mike Relm.
The musical comedy crusade will consist of 90-second short films with full-motion animation, and will debut this summer on www.turntabletimmy.com. The micro-series will detail the exploits of Turntable Timmy and his crew, The Arrowtown Rockers, as they due battle with a corporate crook, Chip Staka, and his conniving cronies, in an attempt to save Hip-Hop from the clutches of wackness. By using the power of the 5 Elements and staying true to themselves, Timmy and his crew are able to combat the evil forces in the music industry.
Turntable Timmy trailer:
Free on Google video, full length graffiti video from Slovakia.
This has a lot of what looks like UK graffiti that's been animated. Cool. We hope they asked the artists first.
windows media player version
Crayone now offers custom graphic services including graffiti tattoo designs, tags made to order, and murals. See his store for details.
Call for participation
Graffiti ˆ State of the Art - Kongress im Rahmen von Graffitolog ´06
07.04.2006 - 09.04.2006
im Bürgerzentrum Mütze, Berliner Str. 77 Köln
Anmeldungen und Referatsvorschläge an:
tel.:0221-64 23 08
This amazing mural was made by Chachi and other writers in Chico, California USA with cooperation from government and transportation agencies.
Liverpool / Wirral: UK Graffiti art courses
ZAP GRAFFITI ARTS and LEASOWE DEVELOPMENT TRUST are seeking young unemployed 16-19 year olds from the Wirral for their new POPS courses. (DURATION : 12 WEEKS @ 12 HOURS: 4 between 2005-2006)
This course will allow participants to learn the basic skills of graffiti as an art form and engage in an extensive course:
LEARNING: FILM & LITERATURE, TALKS, RESEARCH TRIPS AND LECTURES
WITH EXPERIENCE GAINED THROUGH:
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: WORKSHOPS:
Entry into the course does not adversely affect your benefits, possibly the contrary!
For full details and elegibility please contact:
SATURDAYS: 11-1, 1.30-3.30 AND 4-6
£20 INC ALL MATERIALS SUBJECT TO BOOKING.
Contact us for details:
ZAP GRAFFITI ARTS
12-16 SCHOOL LANE
or alternatively KIERAN GORMAN: ZAP GRAFFITI ARTS: 0771 6548 629
Call for participation
Download English PDF brochure for Darco Code Art
The book is very professional, just what you'd expect from one of Europe's style masters.
"Depuis son premier graffiti sur un mur gris de la banlieue parisienne en 1984, c'est son insatisfaction constante qui a poussé Darco à parcourir le monde pour peindre sans relâche. Il affûtera son style avec les années et les expériences jusqu'à devenir une référence pour toute une génération d'artistes. Pour Darco, le writing, est un paradoxe, un mouvement à la fois chaotique et structuré, capable de s'émanciper de ses propres règles ; un phénomène insaisissable en perpétuelle évolution qui effraie les profanes. Cet ouvrage retrace plus de vingt ans d'œuvres sauvages et commandées, aux quatre coins de la planète et sur tous types de supports. Darco nous ouvre les portes de son univers secret. "
Artwork by Neon, Ciel, Won, Pure, Mons and Cemnoz. Wait for the Soundtrack!
Worldwide release later in 2006
HandSelecta JOKER, MENE, MESH, MESK, & SABE so far
GraffitiFonts.com now on CD
View the trailer (Quicktime 3.6MB)
Available now, in our store.
TTSSS… – a graphic manifestation
Extracting “notes”, from the “historical” diary of a graphic artist – a pixador – was how this book came to existence. Boleta, who put together this volume, is a member of the first generation of Vício, one of the oldest and most active graphic-manifestation gangs in São Paulo. The diary dates from 1988 to 1998. During this period, Boleta gathered signatures, tags*, pixos*, grapixos*, tags*, throw-ups*, folhinhas*, stickers*, symbols and drawings. These personal notes are a testimonial of how Pixo gradually came to life in São Paulo.
We have reproduced pages of this collection of autographs either in their totality or in detail. The photos were the next step. The book’s photographic work reveals how “Pixographics” defines the chaotic mood of the city, yet allowing us to see through the chaos, where beauty lays - multiplying in extension and height – allover the city. Editora do Bispo sees a genuine, contemporary, 21st century form of communication in Pixação*, where a gifted and original graphic creation emerges. We have decoded alphabets, logotypes, and drawings from the diary. These symbols, if seen detached from their context, reveal original and sophisticated graphic creations.
Ttsss... does not intend to be an encyclopedia of graphic art, decoding all its symbols and nuancing its forms of expression. It is, however, the editorial introduction to Pixo. Ttsss… is an important compilation that shows a specific stream of young artists - artists who predominantly come from an underprivileged social segment. Their social condition is, nonetheless, the ingredient that makes their symbolograms one of the most original urban phenomenons in Brazil – or perhaps in the entire western hemisphere - in recent years.
Title: “ TTSSS… pixação, the vastest art, sao paulo, brazil ”
Organized by Boleta (Daniel Medeiros)
Photos: João Wainer and Boleta
Paperback: 154 pags.
Publisher: Editora do Bispo
Language: english and portuguese
120 color images
Product dimensions: 24 cm x 17 cm
Shipping weight: 500 gr.
Price : US$ 35 plus mailing
Five books or more: US$ 18, plus mailing
contact: Pinky Wainer or Jose M Pinheiro
Editora do Bispo
rua Dr. Melo Alves, 278 - 01417- 010 - São Paulo SP Brazil
Tel/fax 55 11 3064 8673 or 55 21 2512 7486
Amok, Phos4, Poet, Wesp, Shek, Dejoe, Migel, Bas2, Deko, Rew, Lite and Bisaz.
Calendar buying info
Resellers wanted, contact Madflavor.de for info
Paris France: January 27, 2006
We are delighted to announce the presentation of our most recent publication, The Book of Tags, on January 27 at the Palais de Tokyo Bookstore from 7pm to 9pm with the participation of Dropdrop Agency, Stefano Scialli, Marco Valle and Marco Bruzzone (authors and artistic directors of the project). This book, dedicated to tags, analyses this phenomenum of urban expression et groups the texts of Hassan Massoudi, Buro Destruct, Barry Mc Gee alias Twist, Olivier Stak et Stefano Boeri. We hope to see you then.
The Book of Tags presents the personal signatures of 150 writers coming from 20 different countries throughout the world. The selection includes some of the most influential tags belonging to pioneers in the graffiti world as well as others that represent innovative and experimental calligraphic styles. The tags are displayed in alphabetical order, one per page correlated with a caption to facilitate the deciphering of the different calligraphic styles. DropDrop's purpose is to create a 1980's style graffiti "blackbook" object, simple and essential in the layout and rich in content. The first section of The Book of Tags consist of short introductory essays by five prestigious individuals working in the fields of design, calligraphy, graffiti and architecture : Buro Destruct, a designer collective from Bern, Barry McGee (AKA Twist), a contemporary artist with a strong graffiti background, Olivier Stak (artist and chief editor of World Signs), Hassan Massoudi (a contemporary Arab calligrapher) and Stefano Boeri (architect, urbanist and director of Domus from Milan). The publication ends with a black and white action photo gallery compiled and edited by DropDrop in an effort to show the beauty and energy of the act of tagging in its original context.
New toys, etc.
Toy2r x NASTY x ALBUM - 3.5" Baby Qee blue eyes baby
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Album stores ( paris, Lille, rennes, montpelier, nantes, Bordeaux, nice, marseille, strabourg, Lyon...).
Toy2r share Overseas at HK$70/pc
Munny by Marka27
Motug Qees by Toofly, Ghost, NYC Lase, Ewok and others
Sket-One's King Tut Munny (Kidrobot NYC, 126 Prince Street between 6-8pm January 5)
Reach, Soul Skool (email), Taiwan
Kyle Schlesinger with Caroline Koebel
"Schablone Berlin" is an artists' book as well as a book of documentation, presenting stencil graffiti from the streets of Germany's most international metropolis. The book consists of over 100 color photographs showing not only the graffiti, but also its placement within the confines of urban space. The 40 page introduction examines the semiotic and performative aspects of stencils as a populist form of writing within the contexts of art history, media and urban anthropology. Post-Face by anthropologist and ethno-poet Dennis Tedlock.
Small Press Distribution
1341 Seventh Street
Berkeley, CA 94710-1409
101 W. Sixth Street, no. 6
Tucson, AZ 85701-1000
769 Richmond Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
ISBN: 0-925904-52-X $16.95
This book rocks. Lots of Sao Paulo (with other cities) graffiti put together by photographers and writers. Written side by side in English and Portuguese. Amazingly good. Paperback is very reasonably priced and available at Graffiti Brasil - Amazon.com
It's black and white and over 250 pages. It includes reprinted Editions of: Pagina Vilot, Shim Rot, Flood Bart, Dairy Hicks, and Introducing Passive Moles. A limited amount of autographed copies are available. Please check out the store at: http://www.mikegiant.com for more information.
See his prints for sale at Low Gallery
A Bronx Childhood
By Vincent Fedorchak.
FUZZ ONE is the staggering, outrageous, true story of a raucous and wholly unsupervised childhood in the Bronx of the 1970s. Through Vincent Fedorchak's hilarious deadpan narration of a wild existence wrought with adolescent braggadocio, we are taken on a rough journey through a deteriorating Bronx jungle-wonderland where property value was plummeting and kids ruled the streets. Whether executing a bizarre graffiti mission in another borough with all the insanity of a special ops soldier, fearlessly tracking down Satan-worshippers camped out in the old castles in Van Cortlandt Park, or being the first white boy inducted into the infamous Ebony Dukes street gang, Fedorchak never flinches. ~Filled with hundreds of never-before-published photos of graffiti art and Bronx cityscapes, as well as first-hand accounts of the exploits of legendary graffiti artists such as DONDI, BLADE, COMET, NOC 167, BOOTS 119, and others, FUZZ ONE is a guided tour of a heretofore uncharted Bronx underworld. This epic tale of youth gone awry fully captures an important era of cultural upheaval in New York City's history. It is set apart from other memoirs via the inclusion of more than 300 images, nearly all in color, that give the volume strong historical, anthropological, and cultural appeal.
PUBLISHED BY: Testify Books
FORMAT: Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.25 in./384 pgs / 300 color / 10 b&w
ISBN: 0972592016 RELEASE: 2005
Available at fine bookstores now
The Nasty "Terrible" T-Kid is the autobiographical of graffiti writer Julius Cavero aka T-KID 170. It chronicles his days as a gang member in late 1970s New York City to his rise as a subway legend in the 1980s and then up to his dedication as a artistic style mentor for urban youth.
more info Germany: email@example.com
more info France: firstname.lastname@example.org
more info USA: email@example.com
This book shows the power, versatility and applied creativity of 24 graffiti artists (and crews) who specialize in design.
It is quite the European showcase. Each artist is given 8 glorious pages.
It's hardcover, high-quality, professional in every way. And full of the most important thing: style. Text in both German and English.Get Fadings at Amazon in the US and in Germany: gingkopress.org
Includes a CD-Rom with Fonts, Animation and Movies
220 pages, Hardcover
11 1/2" X 8 1/2"
1.100 color illustrations
Texas USA: ongoing
I'm a [text] writer in Houston who's working on a book about Dirty South Street Art.
I've already made some contacts, but I'd like to include as many Third Coast artists as possible.
Is there anyone out there who would like his or her work to be considered?
I want this to be a slick book (kind of like Tristan Manco's, if you're familiar), so I need to get a couple of sample chapters ready in order to show potential publishers.
Basically, right now I'm just feeling out interest. I eventually would need some high-res images of your work, and I'd also send you a questionnaire of sorts to fill out, so I could write up a couple of paragraphs about your work.
Any artist whose work was in the sample chapters would probably be included in the final book, since his or her work would've been a part of what the publishers liked.
Oh, and there would be no need to reveal your identity.
As for me, I'm a staff writer for the Houston Press, an alternative weekly. Here's something I've written on our scene.
If you know of any other Third Coast street artists who you think would be good for this, please pass along this message and, if you can, send me a link to their Web site.
I can be reached at "KEITH dot PLOCEK at GMAIL dot COM"
Call for Participation
Feminist bookstore in Milwaukee, WI is looking for artists to display their work. Please contact Marisa at 414-530-3917.
All mediums and themes (and genders) will be considered.
2241 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
"........a graff film 'must see,' the true depiction of the scene in Liverpool, England, It's real, upfront and never before witnessed......"
The film has met with outstanding success in the UK. It has been aired on the BBC BIG SCREEN and THE BIG CHILL music festival. Music producers 'Moneyshot' provide the soundtrack. Their music adds a unique dimension to 'Stokumentary' making it an unmissable visual and audio experience.
message board for Stokumentary
RASH is a contemporary story of Melbourne and the artists who make it a living host for illegal artwork called `street art'. This film explores the cultural value of unsanctioned public art and the ways that graffiti contributes to a very public dialogue.
Featuring: CHALI 2na (USA), DEST, Dominic Allen, FERS, FLIQ (BurnCrew), HAHA, James Dodd, KAB 101, KANO, LISTER, MEEK, MILES, Miles Allinson, PRISM, PSALM, REKA, SIXTEN (Sweden), SNOG, SYNC, Tai Snaith, TOWER (Berlin), VEXTA,
The DVD will be available in 2006 and it's looking for international
This exciting new book is from an artist collective in Japan, Psycho. It has some very interesting Japanese graffiti in it, but it's much more than that. It's a collection of show-stopping photographs and design compositions from the Japanese underground. Each image explodes off the page in a series of mindblowing proportion. Huge, hardcover, glossy. Get a taste at their website: www.sqar.jp/kyodo/kyodo.htm
Available only in Japan until they find distributors in other countries.
See also http://www.optimumfilms.com for previews
Vote online for a real mural
Stop smoking (product) campaign. Vote for the mural you like the best.
In an effort to combat the ongoing graffiti vandalism in Buffalo, New York:
Xtreme Wheels Indoor Skate Park is offering talented artists the opportunity to express themselves on the arena walls inside the park. This is a pre authorized activity only. Artists must submit sketches to Virginia Mazgajewski for approval. Being a family enviroment, only sketches that reflect wholesome lifestyle values are accepted. If you are interested in submitting a design, or have questions, email Virginia at
Xtreme Wheels Indoor Skate Park
356 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14207
Call for participation
[This is a letter to Art Crimes from a very credible and respected radio station. This could be your chance to say something everyone will hear. - Susan]
"I was just looking at your website and thought some of your viewers/readers might be interested in submitting an essay to This I Believe, National Public Radio's series of personal essays that airs Mondays, alternating between Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
The goal of this project is to inspire reflection and deep thinking about one's beliefs and core values. The aim is not to persuade Americans to agree on the same beliefs, but to encourage respect for beliefs different from one's own, something especially critical in our divided nation right now.
Here's a link to our website, where visitors can read or listen to essays that have already aired, and get information on how to write and submit one themselves:
Submitting an essay does not guarantee that it will be chosen, but we want to encourage many different people, with diverse beliefs and interests, to submit essays for consideration.
Please consider posting this invitation on your website, and feel free to
spread the word to any acquaintances you feel would be interested in the
This I Believe
By Jake Smallman and Carl Nyman
160 pages, extensively illustrated in color
8 1/4 x 10 inches
USA: Call for professional muralists
Tats Cru, Inc. is seeking artists in all major cities for upcoming nationwide campaign and future work. Artists must be reliable, professional and provide photos of recent work. Please contact Tats Cru, Inc. at (718) 542-2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org or via the website: http://tatscru.net/
Daim, Tasek, Daddy Cool, Stohead ... They've done it again. This time it's a boxed set of postcards featuring some of their most celebrated works.
PAL, any region, 2 hours all graffiti. It's like a video magazine with many types of graffiti content. Lots of live action, lots of passenger trains, mostly German material, including lots of Munich burners and an interview with Shame and Won in German and one of the mythical Seak trains.
Holland and online
Art is always present everywhere and it doesn't come out from the direction an institution or society wants to give it; the works here are short personal notes, fascinating big projects or interesting examples of protest. This way the individual artists use the city as an art gallery through their graffitis, posters, stickers, stencils, etc.
Art in Cities (ON THE WALL-hunted art) gathers visual fragments in an exhibition that encloses the city in the five continents, a global summary of the urban landscape, where the exhibition area itself becomes subject of an exposition.
The photos on display (presently about 3500, but the number is continuously growing), which can be sent by anyone, are testifying of an "illegal" art which is often anonymous too. Marconi Gallery is the first in Italy to welcome this synthesis of the varied urban realities in his room.
If you want to send a testimony of your city you can send to:
Holland: Graffiti workshops
New sticker set
free screensavers and hidden goodies too
New postcard set
12 postcards showing canvas work of the artist “ecb“, under which lots of unpublished works.
Very special and limited, packed in a cardboard box.
box: corrugated cardboard, closed with a sticker
cards: front full colored, back monochrome
printed on thick, 350g. cardboard
size: 10,5 x 14,7 cm
price within Europe: 10 euro
outside Europe: 15 euro
prices are shipping inclusive.
Two of the most famous train bombers of Paris.
ISBN EDITOR : 2 35081 001 1
ISBN DISTRIBUTOR : 2 86227 444 5
ISSN : 1771-6411
author : Gautier Bischoff
You can buy it on www.amazon.fr
info & orders: email@example.com
The book Writers United paints an intimate portrait of the members of one of the world’s most notorious graffiti crews, Writers United Football Club (WUFC). Six members, with entirely different personalities and one common goal. Since the creation of WUFC in an indoor soccer hall in the Stockholm suburb of Nacka eleven years ago, they have written their name on thousands of trains and walls across Europe. Like rock musicians, graffiti writers invest their work with style and attitude, and just like in any successful band, each member of WUFC has a specific role. Here, hyperactive graffiti writers Uzi and Que take the lead.
Journalist Björn Almqvist and photographer Emil Hagelin have been following WUFC and some of their friends for several years. The reader will encounter a new world through exhaustive interviews and direct reports. We follow the writers from making preparations in their homes to descending into dark tunnels to write. They risk injury and fines all year round to see their name on the trains. Their lifestyle can be hard to understand. Why do they write, how do they see their work, and what sort of people are they really? The text and atmospheric, highly-charged photographs in Writers United offer a better idea of what graffiti is really all about. As photographer Emil Hagelin says:
“Most graffiti books concentrate on the pieces themselves. We wanted to show what their lives look like, and how graffiti appears on Joe Blow’s wall or the subway train he takes to work every morning.”
Writers United provides a unique insight into graffiti as art and lifestyle. This is the first time such an intimate portrait has been made of a graffiti crew.
Foreword by Martha Cooper, photographer of the books Subway Art (1984) and Hip Hop Files (2004).
Writers United is published by Dokument Förlag and will be available in shops from mid July 2005
160 pp., 23x30 cm, Parallel text in Swedish and English
Emil Hagelin, b. 1976, works as a freelance photographer. Björn Almqvist, b. 1974, is a journalist and editor of the magazine Underground Productions.
Previous Dokument Förlag publications: They Call Us Vandals (2000), Overground (2003)
120 02 Årsta
Tel: 08 13 33 32
Dokument förlag & distribution Underground Productions Box 773, 12002 Årsta, Sweden http://www.underground-productions.se http://www.dokument.org
Hasbin ek för and Dokument Förlag has joined under the name Dokument Förlag & distribution. Dokument Förlag & distribution is the publisher of Underground Productions.
Exhibion looking for galleries in Europe and USA
Flikr has an Os Gemeos spot too.
New postcard set
Buy directly from Insa online
Graffiti feature film in cinemas (first europe then US) soon.
Wholetrain tells of four Graffiti Writers/one crew (KSB) fighting for fame and respect at any price.
When another crew appears in their territory a fiercer battle is ignited, that will change the lives of the four writers forever.
The Film was written and directed by Florian Gaag, himself a former graffiti writer.
The artwork of the movie was created by WON, NEON, CEMNOZ , PURE, CIEL and MONS
Exhibit seeking galleries
Contact / bookings DRTiPSY@yahoo.com
Rammellzee, aside from being an Old School Graffiti Artist with works seen around the world was very much an early MC/Rap Pioneer of vocal styles. Some of which were taught to him by one of his partners from way back- Jamel - Z.
Styles like the "Gangsta Duck" (which he used on the infamous Jean Michel Basquiat produced BEAT BOP circa 1983), "WC Fields" (he used it in the movie Wild Style during his lyrically beyond performance with Shock Dell LIVE AT THE AMPHITHEATER circa 1982), and the "Tricky Dick" were all part of his arsenal.
His influence can be heard in countless rappers including The Beastie Boys and B-Real from Cypress Hill
Rammellzee is still active today unleashing futuristic Hip Hop, painting his style (called Iconoklast Panzerism), and performing all throughout the world.Rammellzee was an important player in the initial crossover of hip-hop culture to the mainstream. He participated in hip-hop's earliest phases, though the bizarre edge his aggressively fanciful inventions brought to the original hip-hop style has been somewhat blunted by the dominance of the gangsta pose and its supposed "reality." Though he performed and recorded as an MC, Rammellzee achieved greater fame as a visual artist, with exhibitions in fine art venues of both North America and Europe. He began his art career "bombing" New York City subway trains, but the subway system influenced more than his artwork. Dynamite D, a conductor who rhymed boasts of the superior condition of his super clean D-train over the train's intercom, is named by Rammellzee as an early rap inspiration. Partnered with MCs Shock Dell and Jamal, Rammellzee participated in early hip-hop sound system battles, where he developed the "W.C. Fields" and "Gangsta Duck" voices originated by Jamal. Rammellzee employed the "Gangsta Duck" on "Beat Bop," a dense dialogue with K-Rob, nominally produced by the late painter Jean Michel Basquiat, and released on Profile Records. "Beat Bop" was the result of some improvised role playing, with Rammellzee playing a pimp and K-Rob in the character of a schoolboy. The resulting rap is the best and most sustained example on record of Rammellzee's flights of wordplay, fantasy, and street surrealism. He also appeared in the film Wildstyle and can be heard on the soundtrack LP of the movie. Though mostly concentrating on his visual art, he has collaborated on several progressive hip-hop projects, most often with Bill Laswell. ~ Richard Pierson, All Music Guide http://www.crownpoint.com/artists/rammellzee/duchess79.html
Just in time for graduation
And get this, the lunchbox is the container for the new "Dissizit!" Tshirt, and it comes with a poster too.
RSF - Is a team of international fr8 documenters that have been receiving footage for over 4 years. Please visit our store to purchase the culmination of these four years of footage in RSFís first project Transition: 70 minutes of strictly live and rolling freight footage, a 60 minute RSF produced audio CD sound track, and an 8 page full color booklet! There is also a trailer on our website at http://www.railsidefilms.com
"Graff-life is a film of culture realization. The graffiti underworld has always been portrayed as an element of hip hop, but it is so much more. The film viewer will experience the lifestyle that goes wtih the artwork and glimpse the person behind the writing on the wall. Graff-life shows society's outlook and how the law deals with these crimes. Volume one of this series covers bombing, pieces, trains, battles and much more. Graff-life is a must-see video fo rthose interested in the largest art movement inthe world. - Aerosol Art."
Available online from http://grafflifemovie.com/
Footage from Los Angeles and Chicago
Live Painting by:
Skating by Zach Stuart-Fry
all Music by the gypsy kid
Houston TX salon seeks artists
NYC gallery and studio seeks artists
148 Orchard St NYC 10002
Collectible Gallery Prints
The DONDI WHITE ESTATE proudly offers, for the first time, the Dondi White Prints. Taken from four rarely seen canvases painted by Dondi White, the “Style Master General”. The Dondi White Prints come in a 4 piece 16”x 20” set. Each set is masterfully printed on Archival Somerset watercolor paper; packaged in a handsome 24” clear tube, with the official Dondi White logo emblazoned on the outside. Also enclosed with each set is a six-page collector’s brochure with color photos of each print and a list of galleries throughout the world where Dondi White exhibited. This four-piece exclusive collector’s set will be offered only one time in a printing of 100 sets, numbered and embossed with the seal of authenticity of the Dondi White Estate.
To pre-order your set of the Dondi White prints
The book contents offer a variety of graffiti writers and artists from
Spain and Europe, with 200 pages of great art.
Artists: Alëxone, 123Klan, Ankh, Cooler, Reso, Dran, Kern, Ogre, San, Pornostars, Zeta, Beto, Fasim, Sex, Skum, Fwc, Eox, Moockie, Puke, Xl, Dips, Realgraffiks, Sg, Rambo, Sam3, Dck, Spl, Belio, Sixe, Satone, Stohead, Daddy cool, Viagrafik, Flying Fortress, Zwerg Burns, Cg, Dfm, Hitnes, Jaba, Recto, Rosy, Herbert, Vitche, Dzr Sone, Hanem Drim, Mets Noer, etc...
Coming 1 MAY 2005
New Books and Calendar
Paypal ordering available via the links above. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Graffiti Limbo" is a one hour documentary that offers a unique insight into what may be the ultimate expression of public art. Graffiti is a vibrant combination of art and urban dissent that emerged from the streets. "Graffiti Limbo" looks at the street origins of graffiti art, where illegal tagging, bombing, and throw ups are a part of its subversive essence. The documentary illustrates the tension among those writers who seek a legitimate outlet for their art form and those who would arrest all writers as gang-inspired vandals. It is set against the back drop of "Paint Louis", one of the largest international graffiti festivals. Graffiti writers from throughout the world gather in St. Louis, Missouri, to take advantage of one of the few legitimate forums in which they express their art. During the three-day annual festival the city’s two-mile-long flood wall becomes a canvas for some of the world’s premier artists and crews.
This documentary is distributed by TVF International and has aired on Discovery's "Civilization", screened at Cinema St. Louis's Summer Showcase, and has been broadcast in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and elsewhere
[This video is really quite good. It would serve as a great introduction to graffiti art in the classroom. Those of us who were at Paint Louis 2001, the last year it occurred, will notice that many of the excellent productions done then did not make it into the documentary, most notably the AWR monumental pieces (with the exception of a few quickies of Sever's, in progress), it is still a good effort to document the largest graffiti event ever held in the USA and a worthy tribute to Phlo, the young St. Louis writer who lost his life that year in an unrelated train trestle accident. Great music too. - Susan]
in French and English
Call for participation
22 years of photos
New DVD series
A new DVD quarterly freight magazine! The first issue features lots of rolling freights, with some flix, fools, and fun thrown in for good measure. Not mom safe. Focused on the Southeast USA, there are some forays into Atlanta and other points of interest. Original soundtrack in the homebrew hiphop tradition.
Chicago is notorious for being the first and continued stronghold city of the "Buff". Like every city, graffiti still remains an outlet, an escape, and an expression of liberation that is transcribed by many individuals through various forms of expressionistic creativity and mediums. Unfortunately, whether it may be through the means of vandalism or aesthetic print, much has been eradicated by non-stop sandblasts and strokes of cheap, brown paint. Forgotten City, a perfect name for the city of Chicago. But much is not forgotten and vandalism is still prevalent in the city. This film documents a minimum part of the work that is put out day by day by various artists and shows no matter how much the city blasts, the war is not over.
Featuring Chicago's top bombers, insides, train sides, clean trains, tunnels, interviews, transit lines, live footage, Meeting of Styles 2004, and some rowdy ass shit.
New Book / DVD
Features graffiti from Northern/Central California. Graffiti Interviews with Style, Quake, Kasm and Pashe. Music interview with one of the Bay Area’s most talented MC’s, Top.R. Art interview with LA’s own Elizabeth McGrath, article on Bay Area Artist, Alex Pardee, and an interview with one of the art world's most demented multi-media artists, Robert Bowen. Tattoo interview with Jopa from the Central Valley.
$7, US postage included. 100% art, no ads.
P.O. Box 581922
Modesto, CA. 95358
[Also available in the Art Crimes store.]
Book Ilustration graffiti
Crédits : Mike Thompson, Tilt, Coro36ink, Danyboy, Bom-K, Jaw, Dran, Yko,Obsen, Le Neopen, Leruskof, Nesh, Der, Nikodem, Brusk, Raspage, Vins, Syndrome, Kros, Koa, Posh, Mist, Gzeley, Decktwo...
dispo : all city, hip-hop shop, fnac, virgin. & online.
ISBN : 2-9516455-2-x
180 x 300 mm
Texte / text : français / english
To bring his name into harmony, Germany's 3D-virtuoso DAIM prefers to take graffiti in the »unusual« direction. It seems as if his four letters jump off the walls, explode onto canvases, explore natural environments, and come to life as sculptures.
In this printed gallery, DAIM's versatile techniques and range of artistic motives become clear: the strange glances of exotic fishes, a gas mask from different angles, complex abstractions of his name, acrylics here, drawings there, all executed with a master's control of color, light and shadow. When asked if he departs from traditional graffiti ideas, he answers:
"My aim is to show new sides of graffiti art. There will always be »writers« who paint illegally, but the number of graffiti artists who use new media and styles is steadily increasing. So there are new ideas alongside the old ones."
Now his work is been presented in a book with 108 pages.
title: "DAIM – daring to push the boundaries"
price: 21,90 euros
more info: www.daim.org available at the Art Crimes store in the USA
The GH avisualagency™ monograph features images and descriptions of client work in all media and styles, along with personal and collaborative artworks, illustrations, and photography. The 228 page hardcover book is scheduled to be in book stores January 2005.
Limited edtition prints for sale
The works were completed during a one week residency and are expected to be shown for a minimum of 10 years.
Vancouver Canada: the who, the why, and the war for visual space in Vancouver. A documentary suitable for the classroom. Food for thought. Classic BC burners. Slideshow bonus feature.
Available at: www.blackout.no
wholesale distribution and press info: sara@powerHouseBooks.com
After four year sitting in a police property warehouse Graf Core issue one has been re-released on DVD this week and is now available on our online store at www.graffitivideos.com.
Don't forget that on 12-22-04 Graf Core 2000 will be released for the first time. Graf Core 2000 is the video that the New York City Police department didn't want you to see. Now you can.
Videograf Productions contact info are:
Mailing address is: Videograf Productions
51 Macdougal st # 289 Nyc, Ny 10012
New Children's Book (many languages)
Besok's first children's book "Vincent der Frosch" (Vincent the frog) has finally been released. Besok did the illustrations and his friend wrote the story.
It is written German but from December on it will be possible to receive an English, French and Dutch translation in the form of an accompanying booklet.
You can order it via internet directly from the publisher or at www.amazon.de
His second book "Das Sandmaennchen und der Mann im Mond" (The Sandman and the man in the moon) has been released as a part of a series of good-night-stories by the Coppenrath Verlag. It is written in German. Translations of this one do not yet exist. It is a very small book.
Illustrations from both books www.besok.de. Also contact Besok at his website with all questions about the books.
Daniel Doebner / Besok
"Vincent der Frosch" (Vincent the frog)
© 2004 Verlagshaus Monsenstein und Vannerdat, Muenster
www.mv-verlag.de or www.amazon.de
"Das Sandmännchen und der Mann im Mond"
© 2004 Coppenrath Verlag, Münster
Mike Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist. Black ink is GIANT’s specialty and whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin his signature style - made up of equal parts Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration - is unmistakable. This book is GIANT’s first monograph and it features beautifully executed drawings on paper, full scale wall art and impeccably photographed tattoos. A distinctive, cloth-bound hardcover volume GIANT is a must have reference book for all those interested in exploring the possibilities of heavy ink! Includes Skateboard decks designed for think, work from Skullz Press, Tattoo Flash, and a special black ink section on kraft paper.
112 Pages, Hardcover, 120 color illus., 40 B&W Illus., 1-58423-175-0
Design : Nicolas Gley & Olivier Stak.
Crédits photographiques : D. Costes, Hnt, Inkunstruction, S.Magaglio, E. Moutsis, C.Proyart, O.Stak.
ISBN : 2859800034
130 x 198mm,
60 pages pleine couleur/full color throughout
Texte/text : français/english
Prix : 20 €
All trains, all Poland. NTSC or PAL, international DVD.
Like Dirty Hands,this is nonstop adrenalin action. Plenty of wholecars rolling. Industrial sound track, good quality video and editing. Not much talking (Polish), but it has English subtitles in some places.info: email@example.com
Available from http://www.oneleginc.com in Australia
Martha Cooper is considered the first and foremost photographer of emerging Hip Hop culture in New York City. Her new book, HIP HOP FILES--Photographs 1979-1984, makes a significant part of her extensive and unique archive accessible for the first time.
Facts: 240 pages / 400 colour photos and 50 b/w photos / Format: 300x225mm / Hardcover Versions: German / English / French Price: 39.99 euros Release: October 2004
This DVD is the third Magic Moments video to date (Copenhagen), and has a noticeably higher production quality than the previous two. It's over an hour long, and contains footage from around world, with many of the great painters we are all familiar with.
Brought to you by Great Bates.
With this book, the two german writers Reso and ecb provide an insight into the surroundings their joint projects on walls have to offer. A joint effort (wich lasted 10years) led to the development of a particular and extremely diverse metaphorical language. Numerous photographies (on 128 pages) show how paintings with the spraycan conjoin with classical writing. By reviewing the single works, the attentive observer will repeatedly discover many new details and seemingly hidden cohesions.
title: straight lines
128 pages, hardcover
available at Amazon in the US or in Europe:
for further information about the book check:
Mit diesem Buch gewähren die beiden Autoren einen Einblick in das Umfeld, das ihr gemeinsames Arbeiten auf Mauern und Wänden des öffentlichen Raums bietet. Eine nunmehr zehnjährige Zusammenarbeit führte zur Entwicklung einer besonderen und überaus facettenreichen Bildersprache; auf 128 Seiten zeigen zahlreiche Photographien, wie sich Malerei aus der Sprühdose mit klassischen Schriftzügen verbindet. Zitate und Textbeiträge ermöglichen dem Leser einen Einblick in die Inhalte ganzer Bilderserien. Dem aufmerksamen Betrachter zeigen sich auch beim wiederholten Anschauen der einzelnen Arbeiten viele, für ihn neue Details und scheinbar verborgene Zusammenhänge.
55-page, black-and-white paperback book of drawings and photographs all centered around the theme of Hollywood. The book contains the work of artists from all over the world including Jace, Mysterious Al, Blek Le Rat, Jet+Rubble, Medium, G in Paris, CUM, MCA, Chimp, Buffmonster, Labrona, Mudwig Dan, Klutch, Yok, Skewville, Eko, and many, many more.
The book is just hitting stores now. It's already available at Vice and Zakka in New York and Subaquatica in Spain. We printed a limited edition run of 1,000 copies.More info: http://www.woostercollective.com/hollywoodbook.html
Truskool (Toulouse France) and Macrew (Paris) show us how big projects are done in France. Then they come to the Bronx to party with the old school. Lots of eye candy. This is the New York vacation every writer wants to have. Great music too. Highly recommended.
This unique publication sees 29 renowned Graffiti artists from around the world contributing three exclusive and original pieces. Two of these pieces appear in their completed state, showcasing the considerable talents of the chosen artists in full gloss and colour. The third piece is presented in dot to dot format, allowing the owner to complete and color the piece.
Featured artists include Two Things, Daim, Persue and more.
For any information and orders please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call + 61 410 325 336
[This book rocks! It's a must. - Susan]
Los Angeles CA: New Mural
a mural dedicated to the Mexican painters who have influenced many young Chicanos' minds.
Location: Cesar Chavez and Arizona in East Los Angeles
We believe this mural can inspire cultural pride and educate the public about the Masters and their influence on the art world, (especially in the Latino community). This mural will feature Los Tres Grandes ( Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros ) Frida Kahlo, Posada, Tamayo, Camarena and Dr. Atl.
What is interesting about this collaboration is that the mural is designed and will be painted by 7 contemporary aerosol artists (a.k.a. Graffiti artists) that have been influence by these Mexican historic figures. The artists are:
Zender, Nuke, Chose, Siner, Zuco, Scud, Emilioh, Shandu and Duce
For further information please contact:
John Zender at 323 429-6047 or visit CreativeArtSolutions.com
Alex Rodriguez at 323 586-8793 or visit ArtistsWithaVision.com
If watching folks paint the Big Apple silver is your idea of a good time, you're in luck! Sh*t-talking hard boys demonstrate the proper use of the New York fat cap and discuss blunt force trauma. The Who's Who of New York bombing and what to wear while you do it. Interesting flix of color stuff and blackbook bombs but they move just a tad too quickly. You'll be leaning on the pause button for full effect. DVD includes a news report warning of the dangers of graffiti, featuring Korn and his crew, plus visual treats from Monk (Boston) and some tasty SPone, KR and Sacer. Scary. Rated R, I guess for "fuk" and the finger in your face the entire time you watch the video. Limited. DVD.
Fuk Graff can be fount at The Scrap Yard in Manhattan (NYC) or in All the Right in Queens.
"It's got sick live bombin footage through all the L.A. area, profile on Ralos, Boost, Miker and CULT. Lots of nice productions and all the hot spots in LA"
by four fifth
[I can't find it in their store, so write and ask for it.]
Your mom will hate this video, not because it's bad, but because
it's a Bad Idea. Well a bewildering array of really bad ideas, actually.
If you do any of the things shown (except for graffiti), you fail the
intelligence test. Metal and hiphop soundtrack accompanies video of
things that are sure to injure, kill, or incarcerate you and your
This film answers the question: "What could you do if you had a megaphone, wheatpaste, skateboard, spraycans, wigs, video camera, and lots of drunk friends?" Irresponsible language, nudity, guns, drugs, slapstick, and cheap sexual innuendo of several flavors.
Graffiti content is Quite Good at times and consists mainly of throwups and postering punctuated by 'necks and 'nads until about halfway through, when some interesting freights roll through, with some local assistance. Later, some tasty walls appear.
Editing and production values are way better than we deserve, and it moves along at a brisk frenzy. Will Corsola rules. Guest-star Odorous Amongus from GWAR shows us how not to babysit. A hoot.
www.livedaybyday.com (filmmakers, USA)
The scene of Cologne, Bonn, Ruhrgebiet and a mix through Germany.
Info about video: www.247style.net
[It's likely to be PAL format, and that means the VHS tape probably won't play on American TVs. If you're in the US, ask about the DVD zones, because that's a better bet.]
See site for exposition dates, gallery, goods.
Neverstop and a-life present a tribute to rock n roll featuring 56 artists and a vinyl record inside. Dope. Lots of writers such as Reas, Espo, Ease, Shepard Fairey and Futura. $50 each, two volumes. The website mentions preorders, but that's outdated. It's available now but limited so don't wait.
More info and other books: http://www.neverstop.com/
376 pages plus 4 fold-out pages with collages.
180 international artists.
New Shockwave Movie
Stadsuitgeverij Amsterdam proudly presents the first historical document on the rise and development of Amsterdam Graffiti in the Netherlands. Amsterdam Graffiti: The Battle of Waterloo, is a full color, hardcover book (160 pages) documenting 25 years of graffiti history focused on the legendary 'Waterlooplein-Hall of Fame' in Amsterdam. Includes exclusive photo material and interviews with: HUGO KAAGMAN, SHOE, CAT22, DELTA, HIGH, PENGO, ZAP, AGAIN, SERCH, SUEZ, ZEDZ, YALT and OWIE. In stores May 20.
For more information check:
ACTION:REACTION book release/signing and film screening [New DVD/Book box set]
Adrian Lee's documentation of his ACTION:REACTION gallery exhibits and street campaign throughout San Jose, California and Osaka, Japan, is complete and compiled in this box set containing: freize book, dvd, stickers and patch. The complete box set sells for $75.
As you may know its an accordion style book, once unfolded it
stretches approximately 20 feet so one can see the entire project as
it was originally intended as it will not be displayed again.
Included also is a folding case, four sticker designs that are scaled
down versions of the posters used during the project, an embroidered
patch so everyone can be in the club and of course the film
documenting the project on DVD.
In addition, I took the time to design a limited edition, 2 color, hand stenciled mailing case available only to those who get the book through the website or directly out of my hands. All said, a lot of time was put into making this book a high quality collector piece above and beyond the mass market format.
Visit www.youdie.com for ordering information.
ASSEMBLE THE INCACULABLE BOMBARDMENT OF INFORMATION THAT COMPOSES AN INFINITE WEB OF TRIP WIRES WITHIN THE BRAIN. TAKE THESE PARANOID SYNAPSES AND CONSRUCT A VISUAL PANORAMA. HIGHLIGHTING THE OBVIOUS THAT IS CONSANTLY SUBVERTED BY CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENTAL (SAME) INTERESTS. A VISUAL DISPLAY/PANORAMA, THE SUM OF WHICH IS FULLY INTENDED TO EXPOSE THE UNDERBELLY OF THE BEAST.
New American Revolution
In April alone, people just like you organized 70 book events in 24 States: Arizona, California, Colorado, DC, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO GET HIT WITH THE EXCLUSIVE GRAFF DOC. ON NY'S HOTTEST STREET BOMBERS...SYN FILMS PRESENTS STATE YOUR NAME. HITT'N UR HOOD IN JUNE...
Designs wanted NYC
I'm lookin for some artists to work with herre in nyc. I am a jewelry designer and one of my hottest lines is my graffiti nameplate line- people are linin up for these and its gettin to the point where my artists here in the city can not crank out enough nor do it fast enough for me- i get dope press here in the states, japan, france, and new zealand...it would be a great barter for services and an even cooler way for these artists to create graf that will endure longer than themselves- please check out my site.
Our newly published The Pocket Sized Larceny book by Barry McGee and Josh Lazcano has just arrived. It is available exclusively through Iconoclast. The Pocket Sized Larceny measures 5.5"x3.5" and is 100 pages. First Edition. $6 each plus shipping. Order now: they're going to go fast.
Payments via paypal should be sent to email@example.com
cost is $6 per book plus $5 shipping per book within the US.
Overseas orders require additional shipping.
The movie is 70 minutes, with trains ,walls and live-actions by the All crew and friends. The price is NOK. 250,- or Euro 29,-
"Oslo Alive" can also be bought at;
Available from: www.blackout.no
Well, they call it a magazine, but you'll call it a book. It's full of luscious photos and street art. Published in Canada.
"STILL FREE" C'est un nouveau projet de graffiti vidéo en cours de réalisation qui sortira au format dvd fin 2004 si tout va bien. Si vous voulez en savoir plus allez sur le site.
"STILL FREE" It is a new project of graffiti video under development. this dvd is planned for the end of 2004 if all is well. If you want to know some more go on the site.
Available Now @ GraffitiVideos.com
Featuring live action from Zephyr, Nace, Chip7, Navy8, Byas, Vism, Pepe, Apes, Eye, Alter, Poser, Newa, Elk, Vizie, When, SeOne, Kemos, Muse, Met, Expert, Aest2, Savior, Next, Sectr, Fatso, Lions, Okae, Sag, Stie, Arys, Pars, Rime, Skoot, Goal, Deja, Skan 53, Bleek, Dyer, Lyes, Phone, Resto, X-rae, and Many Others..
Also coming in June:
The History of Videograf Productions: Volume Two
Old video now available
Revamped graffiti 1999 documentary now in stock. Video montage documenting some of San Diego, Califiornia's most profient graffiti writers. Created to facitiate the positive understanding and aspects of urban artwork through in-depth interviews and visuals.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (702) 914.7700.
The Artifacts street art book is now finished. It will be in shops in France in April. Also available at www.artifacts-editions.com
MAMBO, ALËXONE, SWEZA, FINSTA, BAD FAME INC., MOKER, TABAS, KRSN, YOK, ANDRÉ, KEVIN DRESSER, FAFI + TILT, MOONDOG LOVES YOU, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, INKUNSTRUCTION, STAK, HNT, EL TONO, NURIA, AKROE, LE PIGEON, SPACE 3, EROSIE, ZIME, INFLUENZA, ANONYMOUS, ESCARgo !, HUMANIFREE, FRANÇOIS MOREL, EAST ERIC, SHEF, CRE, 123 KLAN, MAYA HAYUK, BORIS HOPPEK, VINNIE RAY, FLYING FORTRESS, XOOOOX, CODY PICKRODT, SUMS, KORALIE, VIAGRAFIK, MISS VAN, PAO, SCOUT, SWOON, EKO, ABOVE, WHEN DOGS FLY, JON BURGERMAN, CALMA, ARNO PIROUD
We would like to thank these artists and all the people who sent us their stuff from Moscow (Russia) to Perth (Australia).
CELLULE BICEPHALE DE CREATION GRAPHIQUE
4, PLACE TOBIE ROBATEL
T/F = 00 33 4 78 27 72 10
a global survey of street stencils, out April 2004 on Soft Skull Press!
9 of the finest Scandinavian graffiti writers!
The book Overground - 9 Scandinavia Graffiti Writers portraits some of the best and most wellknown graffiti writers from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Scandinavia has been known for innovative and unique graffiti for at least a decade. Scandinavian writers are often represented in different graffiti magazines from all over the world. Their styles are original, progressive and sometimes minimalistic, an equivalent to the much respected Scandinavian design. 7 authors have made portraits of 9 of the most interesting Scandinavian graffiti writers. Subjects like creativity, driving forces and to work anonymously are discussed.
"Change is important" says Swedish writer Phily. Scandinavian graffiti finally has grown up. For the writers in Overground one important aspect of graffiti is to communicate their own thoughts through their work. That means that graffiti is constantly under change. The expressions pictured in Overground range from clean graphic works to naivistic, expressionistic and aggressive pieces and tags. Writing in public space means you encounter varied opinions from those who donít paint. "everything and everyone can confront me" says Danish writer Tele who mostly puts up poetic posters while people of the city walk by.
The writers featured are Ance, Egs, Ikaroz, Kegr, Maes, Mr Mucho, Phily, Rilo and Tele. The authors are Josefine Adolfsson, P rra Andreasson, Tobias Barenthin Lindblad, Malcolm Jacobson, Jacob Kimvall, Sara Larsson and Torkel Sj strand.
Overground gives a fascinating insight to a world-wide culture. The book is a luxurious coffee-table book with many photographs, mostly previously unissued.
Overground is published by Dokument, also publisher of the book They Call Us Vandals, and Underground Productions magazine. Overground is edited by Malcolm Jacobson and Tobias Barenthin Lindblad
Read the introduction and a presentation of the graffiti writers in Overground at:
For orders and further questions, contact
Tobias Barenthin Lindblad,
email@example.com or phone +46 736 353 888
Tip: They also carry "They Call Us Vandals," another great book about Swedish graffiti.
OVERGROUND - 9 Scandinavian Graffiti Writers.
Parallell texts English / Swedish, 176 pages. Format 230 x 280 mm, full color.
Release in Sweden May 30th in two different editions:
Hard bound: ISBN 91-973981-I-X (210 SEK/22,8 Euro)
Soft cover: ISBN 91-973981-2-8 (130 SEK/14,1 Euro)
Art for sale
Marka27, Wombat, Problak, Kwest, Kem5, Clark, Ges, Pose II, Teaze, Spone,
fr8hound presents the new Sneak Attack!
Benched burners from Everywhere North America. Good color for a video, and nothing but fr8. Lively. Canadian hopping footage, very scenic. Philly, the South, everyone in between. Monikers, hobo interview, and more paint can collection than you've ever seen.
Available thru Xylene distribution, Scrapyard (NYC), various graff shops thruout the U.S., and by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
price: $20/ available on DVD only.
It contains tons of fresh graf and some very interesting interviews, for example one with a judge and one with the parents of a writer. Most of the photos have never been published before! This book is the first to really represent Hamburg and its scene.
There's a lot of fresh Stick up Kids productions from writers like Kewen, Husky, Romeo, Cantwo and Desk7. Check it at www.stylefile.de
HAMBURG CITY GRAFFITI
Journey through the buzzing underground art world with LA's most prolific street artists. Witness how the colors blend, how the angles sharpen, how the shadows emerge. Watch the paint splash on concrete, canvas, metal and brick. Find yourself on city rooftops, the desert, downtown lofts, the sewers, even the forest. And learn what it takes to rock fresh.http://calicoarts.com/cinema.html
For more info contact:
is a feature-length dramatic film that tells the story of a graffiti artist coming of age in the Mission District of San Francisco. The city's graffiti scene has been integral to the development and production of the movie. The project was filmed entirely in the Mission District of San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area.
More info: http://www.qualityoflife-themovie.com/
Madrid and online
On sep. 11th, Madrid street-art activists organized an exposition using the advertising spaces public phones on the streets. The exposition was to launch the project TeGustaLoQueVes (DoYouLikeWhatYouSee) The idea was to promote the occupation of ad-spaces in bus stops, public phones and all places which are supposed to have a social function, and recover them for popular urban expression.
About 40 street artists took the original ads and distorted them with whatever non-comercial motive and technique they wanted.
On the 10th at night, they changed the ads on public phones on the whole street of Gran Via, downtown Madrid, and on the 11th. they walked through the expo, while people from Telefonica were beginning to take them away.
Also, a few months ago they made an urban act party (graffiti as protagonist) against the war, and they have quite a nice video about it: http://www.stopwars.org/ urbanact (click on "video" and download the quicktime .mov version)
Chicago mural organization
As a part of our effort to provide opportunities to local artists of all ages we facilitate mural painting throughout Chicago. The first of these can be seen at North avenue and California. http://www.coopimage.org/murall.html This would not have been possible without the time and talents of over 30 Chicago artists and their families. More to come! If you are interested in becoming involved with our mural project please contact us through email@example.com
Cooperative Image Group needs your help! we need you. CoopImage is
staffed and funded by people like you. A huge portion of our funding
currently comes from private donors and as a charitable organization of
this scale your donations directly impact the community we serve.
Although monetary support is of the up most importance volunteers are what make CoopImage happen. We are always searching for reliable volunteers to assist in varying capacities such as:
All donations are tax deductible large items like electronic equip are accepted.
We are actively recruiting a Board of Directs comprised of individuals from Chicago land's diverse communities that are committed to our mission. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stockholm, Sweden: 100% live action on Stockholm's subway and commuter trains painted by some of Sweden's greatest trainwriters such as TheWufc, Ner, ida, F-ups, dt and many more.
Watch the trailer:
New Video: September 2003
the graff tape
trains from Italy, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt
september 2003 on your screen
for details and information: email@example.com
Just Push the Button
di Stefano Monfeli e Monia Cappuccini
Edito da Stampa Alternativa
150 color illustr.
TEXT ITALIAN/ ENGLISH
"Writing metropolitano. Just Push the Button" is the second book concerning the culture of "writing" that Stampa Alternativa published after the international success of "Style: Writing from the Underground", published in 1996. The main subject of Just Push the Botton (JPB) is the Roman scene, here since the mid 1980 the local situation favoured the spread of the writing. The stories of other European writers are also described to show how this type of culture is reproducible in all the places where an underground can bring around the "Names". This book does not want to be a conclusive documentation rather a collection of testimonies and pictures about those places where the aerosol art was born and grown, making of Rome the "most bombed" city in Europe.
From the discovery of hip hop universe at the end of the '80s, to the earliest paintings over the railway "Roma-Lido" and the first breakers; from the squats and the Roma Nomentano station to the crawling into the subway lines at the beginning of the '90s; from the meeting with foreign writers, to the spreading over the whole railway network at the half of th last decade. Ice One, Crash Kid, Napal, Fab, 00199, Pane, Stand, Sugo, Joe, Nico, Etc-Trv, Jon, Ztk e gli stranieri Check, Fume, Milk, Sento, Sel, Set: at least three generations of writers alternate in redescribing the life of an underground city. Tangled human stories, which seal the inextricable relationship between writing and the metropolis, as in New York City in the '70s.
By Markus Mai, Arthur Remke
[one of the best graffiti art books of the year - Susan]
Long ignored or belittled for its proximity to vandalism, graffiti has become a fundamental aspect of the modern city. In particular, it is writing, an offspring of the graffiti scene, that has left its mark on virtually every visual discipline existing today. Writing has become an invaluable influence and inspiration, especially in the realms of illustration, logo design, motion graphics and architecture.
This book represents the first comprehensive examination of writing -- what it is, how it's done, why it looks the way it does, what it influences and where it's developing. True to its subtitle "Urban Calligraphy and Beyond" this book includes Writers who work on the details of letters, words and alphabets as well as those who have moved beyond two dimensional surfaces to develop three dimensional objects or motion graphics. Yet others are included who, with a graphic design or art background, interact with Writing elements in a surprising or even playful way. The last chapter features artists who use Writing's approaches and "urban tactics", but whose messages have little to do with actual written calligraphy.
About the book:
Title: Writing: Urban Calligraphy and Beyond
Authors: Markus Mai, Arthur Remke
Price: $45 USD
Trim size: 24 x 28 cm (9.5 x 11 in)
Format: Full color, hardcover
Pub date: July 2003
Very nice new video from California with Bashers, skaters and a whole lot more. As soon as we can figure out how, we'll sell it in our store.
Nuevo articulos en español
Masks and Your Health [English]. Thanks to our anonymous contributor for the dope digital character.
Graffiti Q & A en Español
more info: www.righters.com
New Book: Dalek
Nickel Plated Angels is a collection of Dalek's drawings, illustrations, graffiti and photographs. It's a stunning first monograph that offers the reader a very personal journey into Dalek's strange world, a challenging place where the Space Monkey reigns supreme.
104 pages, Hardcover, 8 1/2'' x 10'' (255 x 215 mm)
146 color illustrations, English
get Nickel Plated Angels at Amazon
New Book: Dare
This is a new picture book of many of Dare's recent canvases. It's a must for every Dare fan.
send $ 24. - in well hidden cash (registered letter) to:
We're looking for great radio -- things that are less heard, different angles, new voices, new ways of telling, and any other good pieces that haven't found another way onto public radio. Editors evaluate material more by what it does than what it is. Some questions they'll consider:
Submissions can be stories, essays, home recordings, sound portraits, interviews, found sound, non-fiction pieces, audio art, whatever, as long as it's good listening. Material may be submitted by anyone, anywhere -- by citizens with stories to tell, by radio producers trying new styles, by writers and artists wanting to experiment with radio. As long as it hasn't already aired nationally, we'll consider it.
See preview pictures
Visit book site (new photos)
Interview with the authors, Jim and karla Murray, by Donna Wiemann
Two years of work and four magazines were necessary to create and bring AT DOWN THE BOOK to life.
116 pages of international graffiti, 30 graffiti artists and 20 graphic designers, from all around the world, participated to this) collective project, many graffiti technics are represented in AT DOWN ? THE BOOK. It offers an eclectique and modern vision of graffiti, a colored and graphic "melting pot."
Artists: Jaba, Recto, Twist, Grey, Rio, Loomit, Seak, Esher, Reas, Noah, Stak, Honet, Legz, Hoctes, Sixe, La Mano, Pie, Vania, Space Invader, Amaze, Sento, Mode2, Os Gemeos, Turser, Nascyo, D. Virus, Mear, Milk, Fume
34555 beziers cedex
Fnac, Virgin, graffiti shops in Europe
Tel: 00 33 467 60 43 89
[This book is great! Get it while you can. - Susan]
Online: Pardee prints for sale at last
3 x 5 to 22 x 30! About 15 different images are up for sale now, with more on the way, so check back often.
New Book from Dortmund
Note: No US distribution yet, and Mzee won't ship outside Western Europe.
QBert and DugOne do it again: New book and CD for kids
Free Will Press is proud to announce the release of Turntable Timmy, written by Award winning children's book author Michael Perry and legendary artist Doug Cunningham. Included with the book is a rap-along CD with scratching by world-renowned turntablist DJ Qbert. It is the first-ever children's book to incorporate the four pillars of Hip-Hop culture (DJing, rapping, B-boying, and graf).
Turntable Timmy answers the call for teachers and parents alike for books written in a Hip Hop format. "In 2002 urban youth, regardless of race have no frame of reference for 'Spot, Jane and Dick' " says author Michael Perry. Turntable Timmy speaks to them in a language and visual medium they understand and embrace as their own.
This kinetic rap-rhyming tale of self-motivation is sure to move both body and mind. Simultaneously, it plants the seeds of self-esteem and positive aspirations in the heart of every listener. Readers will have a hip-hop-till-they-drop good time, as they discover along with Timmy that the key to ultimate success is through perseverance, commitment, and dedication!
It's illustrator Doug Cunningham has been recognized as a pioneer in the West Coast graffiti art scene since 1984. In 2001, his artwork captivated critics and filmgoers at the Sundance Film Festival with the release of the first ever-animated skratch movie, Wave Twisters (Thud Rumble Inc). Doug now resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. This is his first children's book.
Michael Perry is an acclaimed writer of children's fiction. His first book for young readers, Daniel's Ride was awarded the 2002 Latino Literary Hall of Fame award for Best Children's Picture Book.
For info on Turntable Timmy or to order copies visit http://www.freewillpress.com/ (click on the "Book Order" link and scroll down).
Written by Michael Perry,
Illustrated by Doug "Dug-One" Cunningham
(Free Will Press; ISBN 0-9701771-7-8
$18.95 Hardcover, reinforced, 11" x 11" 32 pages
To schedule an interview with the author or illustrator contact Mieko@shinkenpr.com .
Dran Tayone Posh Souk Miss Van Hex Hept Metan Etoil Jeff Le Vaudou Kensa Reso Wie Gzeley ... from France
Article about Grime in Dirtrag
Buy the book straight from Grime
New book: Aerosol Kingdom
AEROSOL KINGDOM: SUBWAY PAINTERS OF NEW YORK CITY
By Ivor L. Miller
Foreword by Robert Farris Thompson
University Press of Mississippi
$60.00, ujacketed hardback, ISBN 1-57806-464-3
$30.00, paperback, ISBN 1-57806-465-1
Buy it from Amazon
Book: The Graffiti Subculture: Youth, Masculinity and Identity in London and New York
Author - Nancy Macdonald
Publisher - Palgrave UK and US (formerly Macmillan)
Publication Date - 13/7/01
ISBN - 0333781902
It is published by Palgrave. Read the publisher's review
New York: Place to paint
Jackson ave. & Davis st.
7 train to ct square
E, F or G train to 23rd. St and Ely Ave.
More info: http://www.kingsofnewyork.net/5ptz.htm
Shows the influence of GRAFFITI on computer works (Animation, video, 3-D movies, music, ...) from graffiti writers current and retired.
Available in France, Europe, and USA soon.
It will be also aviable on the CD-ROM website : www.fromspraytoscreen.com
This CD-Rom is composed of many Flash animations, slide shows, music and videos with simple and effective navigation.
24 French and European artists (or groups) are represented: 33 crew, ACME, AERO STAFF, ANKH, ARIOK, CIEL, ETOIL, EVO, GHENT, JIWEE, LOKISS, MERLIN, MIX GRILL, MUSKA NUMERO 6, OEDIPE, PPCrew, QUATRE, SEKS, SHONE, SOAF, STS crew, WEDZ, YOPER.
New video from Scotland
Featuring graffiti from Zap and Dust. Breaking from the Random Aspeckts Crew and music produced by world DMC champ DJ Plus One and Scotland Yard MCs!
More info www.zapgraffiti.com
New Video: Spain
Spanish writers get up in France, Italy and Portugal. 40 min trains and 20 min walls. See who's who 2002 in Spain. Ask Wanted Magazine to let you know when it's available.
New Book: by Rough and TiMiD (limited edition)
Rough and TiMiD present 404Design's "Rigidmouth" : a limited edition 72-page collection of their monochrome graffiti, illustration and photography. 404 has also solicited contributions from fellow travellers Charlie Dark of Attica Blues, Juice 126, One Mor, Stormie and Beat 13's Lucy McLauchlan.
This publication is limited to 500 copies with 50 signed by all the artists involved and is available at www.magmabooks.com and www.jazzfudge.co.uk and in the Uk from Artomatic, Maharishi, Browns Focus and Bond International or direct from 404 for £12 plus postage and packing: email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. [Susan says: jump on it. You won't be disappointed.]
San Francisco: Every week
Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center
2981 24th Street, near Harrison Street, San Francisco
348 Precita Avenue, near Folsom Street, San Francisco
Easy parking, served by BART and MUNI
More info: (415) 285-2287
New Book: Taking the Train
"Taking the Train: How Graffiti Art Became an Urban Crisis in New York City". Scholarly, mostly text, some full color trains.
New Book: Ultimate Graffsportz
from the Netherlands [in Dutch?]
available through www.stylefile.de (german) (click "bucher") but it looks like they ship only in Europe.
Bestell-Nr. BU20701 25.51 Euros
Manchester, England: opening May 2002
Kelzo did a big mural for the new City Gallery in Manchester England. It will be up for 7 years! The gallery dates back to the 16th Century and is worth a look on its own merit. Kelzo's piece is part of a massive installation, so take plenty of film in case you can catch a few flix.
New Book online
Party in LA November 10. See the listing below for details.
Book available through fine bookstores everywhere in mid-November. There are not enough copies for everyone in the first publication though, so hurry. Amazon.com carries it for sure. The book is getting rave reviews from writers, so don't wait. It's definitely worth the money.
Besides some of the best German Graffiti Writers, there are some pieces from Seen, Cope2 and T-Kid, Dare, Mate, Fot Crew from Switzerland and Bates from Denmark. They give interesting statements for what big hits they had in the history of graffiti. In short statements the artists answer the hottest questions, for example about the largest illegal graffiti in Switzerland!
by Norbert Siegl
Einen aktuellen Überblick über die Graffiti auf den Wahlplakaten zur Berliner Wahl finden sie auf: http://graffiti.netbase.org/BWAHL.htm . Insgesamt entstanden bei den zweiwöchigen Recherchen 792 Fotos.
Gleichzeitig möchten wir sie auf unsere neue Publikation aufmerksam machen:
Norbert Siegl, 2001: Graffiti-Enzyklopädie. Von Kyselak bis HipHop-Jam.
ISBN: 3-85437-199-3, Österreichischer Kunst - und Kulturverlag
Besprechungsexemplare bitte direkt beim Verlag anfordern:
Fax: 0043 1 587 85 52
Tel: 0043 1 587 85 51
[This book covers many kinds of graffiti, not just the spraypaint kind. It will be of special interest to researchers -ed]
New Book: POPaganda
POPaganda is the 164-page full color softbound book chronicling the art career of Ron English. POPaganda offers over two hundred photographs of Ron's pirate billboards, oil paintings, and other artistic endeavors. The book also includes essays by art critic and Paper Magazine Senior Editor Carlo McCormick and Colin Moynahan of The New York Times. Ron also offers up some explanations of his creative process.
Colour Kamikaze - WON.ABC
Won has released one of the most amazing books you'll ever see. Full color photos and sketches of his work, from sequential art to his famous Steel Tattoo dragon trains. This German character master shows some of his finest artwork for the first time in one place.
You can buy your copy from Mzee (Europe) or see Won's page for more information. Amazon.de sells them online (site is in German).
Classes in San Diego, California
Learn what's behind the writing on the wall as Sake takes graffiti writing from the subways of New York to the walls of Arts College International. Discover how simple signatures evolved into the complex and colorful murals of today. See examples of graffiti from all over the world and watch films documenting the early graffiti writing culture. Create your own tag, stylized alphabet, and a masterpiece on paper and on a wall. An intermediate class is being enrolled as well.
For more info on times, dates and price for the next session, call artscollege (619) 231-3900 or email Sake at email@example.com
Sake has been writing for 17 years, during which time he has created over 400 murals all over the country. Recipient of an Emmy for work in a television commercial, Sake has been shown in numerous San Diego galleries, including the Centro cCultural de la Raza in Balboa Park. Sake's art career involves murals, graphic design, illustrations, and sign work. Currently, Sake spends his time creating tattoos and free-lancing.
Demoscene wants you
I don't know how many of you guys into graf are into computers but you might be interested in knowing that there is a scene that exists that parallels what we are involved with in many ways. It's definitely underground, it's definitely underappreciated, and it has roots in the illegal piracy scene. It's called the "demoscene" and there is some heavy talent in it, and even some fellow graf artists.
It's really popular in Europe, and nowadays its really starting to explode in the states. Especially in Chicago, San Francisco, and Dallas.
People have crews which are comprised of coders (programmers... we usually don't do that well in this departament), pixelers (artists using special utilities native to this scene), and trackers (musicians). These people come together to make a production involving all their talents, producing a PC type music video more or less. The effects often are better than stuff being displayed in the top-notch video games and movies.
There are also at times scene competitions and gatherings which really make for a tight community. Of course there are the wars between groups as well.
To all of you looking for a new challenge who want to push your art to the next level, this is the place to be. If you have any questions, need help finding other sceners in your area, or any type of feedback email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few important URLs to get you going.
For the pixeling program (with examples):
for the tracking program:
for some of the best
warning... some of these productions might not work on your machine since they are programmed for specific hardware or soundcards.
Birmingham, UK, October 7, 1998
CrISE has made a huge public art aerosol painting....... 56ft x 23ft high, dedicated to Dondi.CIA.
Anyone can visit, the wall is in Fazeley Street, Birmingham, UK
Orlando, Florida Graffiti Art Expo - ongoing
Every third Saturday of the month in Orlando Florda
FONOgRAF hiphop aesthetics, graffiti art expo
Gallery 611, Brookhaven Ave.
Dj battle, Graf battle
caps, drywalls for your freshest are provided, bring your paint
live hiphop, open mic, all writers welcome
represent your crew, bring your creativity
support local hip hop...
for info cal Wes or Shagge at (407) 673 0873
or email email@example.com
San Francisco, California
A permanent collection of Twist's work is on display at
The Justice League
SF, CA 04117
For more information contact Michael O'Connor @ 415.440-0409 or Elle @ 415.487.4638.