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  • SHARK – New York City, 1988 – Fine Art Print

    More than 30 years after visiting New York in 1988, it still remains the most impressive trip I ever made in my life as graffiti writer. Three years after watching Style Wars and Wild Style on German TV, Zodiak and I were standing on the platforms of the New York Subway, watching bombed cars passing by with tags and throwups,…

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  • EINE STADT WIRD BUNT. Hamburg Graffiti History 1980-1999

    In recent years various books have been published which did spotlight the arrival of New York graffiti in the early 80s in Europe. Now it is time to take a closer look at the North German metropolis Hamburg. After three years of intense research, a successful crowdfounding campaign and two more years of finalizing eventually “EINE STADT WIRD BUNT.” (A…

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  • Pixacao: Sao Paulo Signature

    Pixação is a completely unique form of letter writing developed in São Paulo, Brazil in the 1980s. The black, extremely vertical, equally high letters were originally influenced by the runic typefaces of heavy metal band logos like AC/DC, Iron Maiden or Slayer.

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  • Emmett Edelstein: 2018

    Berlin-based photographer Emmett Edelstein has launched a new publication series. The personal selection of his photos from one year in one zine. This publication shows the year “2018”. All images are set as large as possible to see all the details.

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  • Meisterschüler

    Berlin University of the Arts is one of the largest and most diversified universities of the arts in the world. So it is not surprising that there are many writers in the buildings. Either they study at the university themselves, they meet friends there or the annual UDK Rundgang (tour) of the large building complex. And thereby they leave their…

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  • EGS: Concrete Reflections

    Finnish contemporary artist EGS is one of the most successful of his generation, with several solo-exhibitions in major Finnish museums in the past few years. As one of the first clearly graffiti-rooted artists in Scandinavia EGS had a major solo show in Helsinki’s Kunsthalle in 2018. 2020 he was exhibited at The Finnish Glass Museum and in the summer of…

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  • EGS: Writing Stories with Three Letters

    Finnish contemporary artist EGS is one of the most successful of his generation. As one of the first clearly graffiti-rooted artists in Scandinavia EGS had a major solo show in Helsinki’s Kunsthalle in 2018. In the spring of 2020 he was exhibited at The Finnish Glass Museum.

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  • Graffiti an der Line in Basel 1985–1990 (2nd edition)

    Whilst graffiti in Europe is present now for almost 40 years there seems to be a growing interest in the phenomenon’s origins in certain cities and countries which resulted in recent publications for example for Greece, Amsterdam, Madrid or Munich. The 2nd edition of “Graffiti an der Line in Basel” by Thierry Furger is the latest similar book and was…

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  • Poor Heraldix – Exotic Landscape by P. Vector Codierer

    Following the ancient Latin notation graffiti names are written and read from left to right. With the upcoming execution of pieces in the early 70s writers set this common practice as standard. Within the last 50 years almost every aspect of shaping letters and designing styles pushed the boundaries of graffiti further and further. It anyway is striking to see…

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  • BRIGHT FUTURE – BUS126

    Although the title implicates it, BUS126s latest publication from July 2021 features works from the recent past. As part of the avant-garde DIAMONDS crew, BUS126 is one of the driving forces in constantly pushing the limits of writing in Berlin. While in some of the compiled artworks his name can easily be figured out, others leave behind the borders of…

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