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In the summer of 2023 suddenly elaborated full colour pieces on DHL delivery trucks appeared in Hamburg. Well-established writers like CODE, TAPS, FUTO, MOSES, THUNDER, or OTIS seemingly switched their painting activities to this uncommon medium. More and more trucks got painted within the next months and also cities like Dortmund and Berlin have been aim of these new phenomenon: POST GRAFFITI, a pun on the vaguely defined genre of graffiti beyond namewriting.

Unlike painted commuter and subway trains, objects with the highest regard within the graffiti hierarchy, the trucks often did not get buffed and many still run today. At the latest, when trainspotters started to hunt down the streets for new yellow ‘boxcars’ to eventually post them on social media, it was clear that something had changed in the reception and evaluation of the pieces and the surface they have been painted on.

In nearly 300 photos POST GRAFFITI – SIMPLY DELIVERED. compiles the project since 2023. Besides short quotes from talks with drivers, drone footage of the ‘lay-ups’, and action photos it contains atmospheric traffic shots by the writers, Edward Nightingale, Emmett Edelstein, and others. A short introduction and epilogue frame the picture book’s photographic content. The 320-paged high quality hardcover is the first publication on this topic and it leaves the audience curious if this is the begin of a new subgenre or just a short time trend within the history of namewriting.

320 pages, 24 x 28 cm, hardcover with screen print
Language: German/English
Release date: May 2024
ISBN: 978-3-9822914-3-7

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