Dare to Be Different
Author: Yvette Amann, Dieter Buchhart
DARE to be Different chronicles the life and work of pioneering graffiti artist Sigi "DARE" von Koeding, presenting photographs of street pieces, sketches, and more that fully explore Koeding's legacy. As the graffiti movement spread into Europe from the US in the mid-1980s, DARE rapidly became one of its major protagonists. Born and originally based in Basel, Switzerland, DARE created a network of friends that first stretched half a continent and later came to encompass the globe, his art continuing to find new audiences until the time of his death in 2010. DARE's original simple four-letter tag evolved into a 3D style that he perfected on canvas as well as on the street; this versatility eventually created a bridge from the back-alley atmosphere of traditional graffiti to the world of avant-garde art galleries, and eventually his contribution to the scene helped it to become an urban spectacle, an art form focused on large-scale mural creations, well-organized competitions, and cultural festivals. His careful eye for form, layout, and coloration gave audiences insight into his personality and often inspired viewers to change their perspective on street art, pushing their perception of the style from simply a form of vandalism to a legitimate art movement. The respect his colleagues had for DARE is still obvious today, especially in Basel, where pieces of his created 25 years ago can still be found untouched by other graffiti artists.
Urban Art Legends
Publisher: LOM Art
From being spray-painted onto walls and trains, to enjoying acclaim in galleries and museums, the graffiti movement has changed. Far from being viewed as mindless vandalism, graffiti, or urban street art, has become prized as a highly valued and socially relevant art form. Renowned graffiti artist KET selects 38 of the most influential and pioneering urban artists from around the world who have driven this transformation. Alongside selections of their artwork, KET explores their mediums, methods and backgrounds, and why they've chosen to challenge classical ideas of art to convey messages about urban culture. From well-known names such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Blek le Rat to superstars of the underground movement, these are artists who have moved far away from the clichéd lettering and tags to develop individual styles that reflect and critique modern life. Urban Art Legends is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to learn more about this vibrant, exciting and constantly evolving art form.
Author: Björn Almqvist
Publisher: SCB Distributors
In cities worldwide, graffiti art is constantly being taken to higher levels. This visual guide to the best graffiti art in the world today features all the latest techniques plus tips and guidance from the most impressive urban artists.
Author: Alan Fleisher, Paul Iovino
Publisher: Dokument Forlag & Dist
Early 70s New York saw the growth of a new phenomenon and one of the most influential artistic movement of our time: Graffiti. In Classic Hits, the key pioneers tell their story in a unique eye-opening first-hand story expressed in unique pictures and text. From Taki 183 to Blade to Iz the Wiz - these names have garnered star status far beyond graffiti culture and heavily influenced the likes of Seen, Banksy and Revok. Classic Hits offers an invaluable picture of graffiti in its early, playful years.
Author: Caleb Neelon, Roger Gastman
Publisher: Gingko PressInc
Los Angeles based graffiti legend SABER, is world renowned for his "Los Angeles River" piece (1997), the largest in the world. His piece on the sloping bank of the Los Angeles River was nearly the size of a football field, and could be read clear as day from a satellite photo. In a famous photograph taken by his father just after it was completed, SABER stands on the piece and appears as a tiny speck amid a giant blaze of color. In the years since, SABER's legend has only grown as his art has evolved, and his presence on the streets remains undiminished. This engrossing monograph is not only a picture-book, but features amazing stories about childhood, life and death, fine art and graffiti misadventures proving that SABER is a multi-dimensional artist with an amazing story to tell. This revised, expanded edition includes 80 additional pages.
Graffiti a New York
Author: Andrea Nelli
Publisher: Wholetrain Press
In 1973, graffiti ran rampant in NYC, reaching its peak that summer. The work of black writers from the Bronx like SUPER COOL 223, RIFF 70 (WORM/CASH), and PHASE 2 defined the art which the kids called Top-to- Bottom or T-to-B, as it vertically covered a full subway car. Some T-to-B pieces were so elaborate and complex that the NYT hypothesized that they were a collaboration between professional artists and the graffiti writers. Here are photos from that heady era.
Author: Paul Stenzel
Nine Photographic, personal insights into the development of Graffiti on Trains. Whereas most graffiti books are focused on the presentation of the pure graffiti, this book documents the process of the creation of graffiti on trains.
Shadowrun Storm Front
Author: Catalyst Game Labs
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Author: Tobias Barenthin Lindblad, Malcolm Jacobson
Publisher: Dokument Forlag & Dist
Overground 2 is a classic art anthology that presents 8 Scandanavian graffiti masters Adams, Cazter, Finsta Marvel, Nug, Sabe, Skil, and Trama. Each artist is presented through in-depth interviews and lavish illustrations. They talk about their driving force, the aesthetic of graffiti, their love of the city and why it is so important to paint where you want.
UBS Art Collection
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers
This catalog presents the first substantial publication of the UBS Art Collection, with more than 200 pieces by Basquiat, Gursky, Hirst, Hockney, Kippenberger, de Kooning, LeWitt, Rauch, Rauschenberg, Richter, Ruff, Ruscha, Sherman, Sugimoto, Tillmans, Twombly, Wurm and many more.
I Am 1up
Author: One United Power
Publisher: Publikat Verlags- Und Handels Kg(getting Up)
1UP (One United Power) is a name which provokes different emotions within the Graffiti scene: respect, admiration, envy, competitiveness and inspiration. It was almost 10 years ago that 1UP first appeared on the scene, producing work throughout Berlin - from small tags in the subways to large-scaled pieces on walls, skyscrapers or trains. Since they first arrived, no surface in Berlin has been guaranteed to be safe from their creative prowess.
Author: Dieter Buchhart, Stephen Berg, Hartmut Böhme
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
The work of New York-based Austrian photographer Mathias Kessler (born 1968) critiques and reimagines contemporary conceptions of nature. In his photographs, elements of Romantic painting, Land art and digital imaging compete and collide, undermining familiar oppositions of nature/culture and representation/ experience.
Author: Fiona MacCarthy
The Ma�tresse series by the British Pop artist Allen Jones has its origins in a painting that Jones created in 1976 for a film poster for Barbet Schroeder's eponymous and controversially debated film about a seductive, leather-clad dominatrix.In the years until 2015, the Ma�tresse motif developed -- in various executions and in play with poses, colours, and space -- into a self-contained group of works within Jones's oeuvre.This catalogue brings together large-format works on canvas, drawings, studies on paper, a newly created silkscreen series, a sculptural work, as well as archival material.English and German text.
Forms of Rockin'
Author: Anssi Arte
Publisher: Dokument Forlag
"The idea of style and competing for the best style is the key to all forms of rockin'." Style Wars, 1983. Are subcultures, like graffiti, floating free in their own space, or are they connected to the rest of society? In Forms of Rockin, graffiti styles are connected to graphic design and other popular culture expressions such as music, fashion, photography, industrial design and movies for the first time. Anssi Arte analyses some of the most powerful visual symbols of the 1970s, 80s and 90s and compares design, typography and graffiti styles. The visual styles of James Brown, Blade Runner, the Memphis group and grunge music all appear together with classic fonts and graffiti writers. The clear yet analytical narrative and carefully crafted visualizations make it appealing to both graphic design aficionados as well as graffiti enthusiasts. But Forms of Rockin is more than that. This is a must for everybody interested in contemporary popular culture and design history. Forms of Rockin' traces and defines the stylistic conventions in graffiti letterforms that have become iconic and globally acknowledged ideals. From the early New York tags to the mid-1990s ugly-fresh styles of Scandinavia, Forms of Rockin tells the story of how popular culture and graffiti styles influences each other."