sculpted in steel, scrawled on walls or executed as sketches graffiti is
a huge and growing phenomenon. Represented in this book are not so much
the finished pieces of art that ultimately make their way onto walls or
other outside surfaces, but rather the 'art' that precedes this: the art
of the coveted Blackbook. Some are no more than sketches or plans with all
their strengths and weaknesses, while others are complex finished works
of art. The objective of this book is to show how the creation of graffiti
evolves from quick illustrations of thoughts and ideas through a process
of trial and error to arrive at the final 'style'. Because many writers
guard their Blackbooks closely this book provides a rare opportunity to
study the raw talent of some of the world's most famous graffiti artists,
past and present.
pages, Paperback, 6 1/4'' x 9 1/4'' (235 x 160 mm)
75 color, 120 s/w Illustrations, English/German
of vibrant, energetic and explosive images, Broken Windows gives voice
to an art movement that is largely undocumented and often misunderstood.
In New York in the 80s graffiti moved from the subway trains to large
walls which allowed it to become more refined and concept driven.
Because walls provide a more stable and reliable surface they have
encouraged the artists to create works of much greater depth and complexity
and the form is now arguably at its peak. Although it is often indecipherable
to the world at large, as Broken Windows shows, graffiti is a radical
and daring means of visual communication.
Features extensive interviews, the largest collection of women's 'graffiti'
to date, and more than 180 artists from The United States, Germany,
France, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Italy, and Norway.
pages, 5 gatefolds, Paperback
11 3/4'' x 8 3/4'' (220 x 300 mm)
320 color, 10 b/w illustrations, English
aka James Marshall, is one of the most exciting artists to emerge from the
burgeoning Brooklyn art scene in a long while. This 30 something, artist
received a BFA at the art institute of Chicago in 1995, but it seems he
takes as much inspiration from street art, graffiti culture and television
as he does from his formal education. In his diverse career that spans over
a decade Dalek has worked as an assistant to Takashi Murakami, studied art
and biology, and exhibited widely. His artwork has been shown at London's
Apart Gallery, Alife in New York, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in
Washington DC, to name just a few. Nickel Plated Angels is a comprehensive
collection 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
Hardcover, 8 1/2'' x 10'' (255 x 215 mm)
146 color illustrations, English
the world of graffiti an e2e is something special. With night access
to trains getting harder and harder e2e's can only be achieved by
graf crews working together on an agreed concept and in a precisely
co-ordinated way. They challenge the writers more and more. This book,
a sequel to
Surf the City, makes it clear that painting trains is an art
form that has withstood difficult, almost impossible, constraining
circumstances, and is growing and developing on an international level.
Works presented demonstrate on steel trains, subways and commuter
trains how the New York tradition has been adopted and continued in
Germany and Europe. Areas represented range from the graf-paradise
of Italy to major German cities such as Hamburg and Berlin. Includes
several interviews with a variety of graf artists.
pages, Paperback, 6'' x 15 3/4'' (150 x 400 mm)
195 color, 25 b/w illustrations, English/German
was 1989 when Shepard Fairey, a student at the Rhode Island School
of Design, first created the now-infamous THE GIANT HAS A POSSE sticker.
The black and white image of the huge wrestler's subdued and vacant
stare became an underground icon and by the mid-90's about a half-million
had been posted around the world.
This monograph is a reprint of a limited edition paperback published
in Japan. It documents Shepard Fairey's career from his creation of
the Giant phenomenon up to and including the advent of Black Market,
a San Diego design agency Fairey formed with Dave Kinsey and Philip
Dewolff and which focuses on the action sport and music industries.
Today Shepard Fairey creates designs for high profile clients such
as Pepsi and Universal Pictures, produces Giant art, exhibits worldwide
in galleries, and still keeps his Giant images on the streets.
Paperback, 8 1/4'' x 11 3/4'' (300 x 210 mm)
55 color, 3 b/w illustrations, English
Graffiti on Subways in Germany and Europe
on subways started in New York back in the early seventies and was
taken up by thousands of kids all over the world. Graffiti itself
is an expressive art that exists in many styles and forms, but train
bombing is considered to be the most original. This is art created
on the run, a moving feast presented to an audience who simply cannot
escape it. And according to the artists ''nothing burns like a panel
rolling through your city!!'' Surf The City is a mind-blowing collection
of subway graffiti created by writers respected for their artistic
talent and originality. There are countless examples of panels, whole
cars and a few end2ends. Cities and areas featured include Amsterdam,
Athens, Basel, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Madrid,
Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rhurpott, Rome, Stockholm and Stuttgart.
pages, Paperback, 12'' x 8 1/4'' (210 x 300 mm)
630 color illustrations, English/German
Doze Green / Fabien Baron / Justin Chan / Mother / Stefan Sagmeister / Umebayashi
Shigeru / Wada Emi
the most visually and intellectually exciting magazine to emerge in recent
times, W.W. delves deeply into the psyches of the world's most creative
people. This is issue number two and it features a rare interview with one
of the world's hottest and most talked about advertising agencies, the London
based Mother. In a series of revealing statements scattered through a selection
of Mother's most creative work, founding partner Mark Waites explains the
philosophy behind the name, why Mother chooses to remain a small, informal
and highly collaborative agency and how they strike a balance between creativity
and the client's viewpoint.
Featured are works created for Harvey Nichols, itv, and other Mother clients
together with London's famous Mother Mural: an unexpected collaboration
between American urban artists Doze, Skwerm and RoStarr.
W.W. is published on a non-regular basis.
Paperback, 9'' x 12 1/4'' (305 x 230 mm)
color throughout, English