No not 132 books, but 3 books from the French 132 crew. Those of you that aren’t Johnny Come Latelys will recall them bombing the hell out of a Paris metro in the Dirty Handz DVD. Anyhow if Graffiti Santa is reading this I’ve been a very good boy and want this please!
Latest issue of UK graf mag Frontline is due out today!
Long awaited UK’s No1 Graffiti magazine Frontline Issue 3 – Interview/stories from: Pies, Vamp, Take, Cyda, Touch, Snag. Illegals, Trains, Tubes, Tracksides, RIP, Old Skool, Sketches and more…
Release date: 25th Nov 2016
Bridewell Breakfast on that Black Friday bandwagon. Get yourself something nice for a tenner.
“Through unprecedented access to TAKI 183, CORNBREAD, and a host of other legendary writers, Wall Writers tells the story of a time when underprivileged city kids refused to keep lurking in the shadows, when the streets were so wild that fame and infamy became indistinct, when art became a democracy and self-promotion became an art.”
Interesting article on Apollo criticising those that love street “art” whilst branding graffiti as vandalism. Not too long or intellectual so worthy of your time.
Delta, the infamous writer from Amsterdam, has a new book out and it’s gorgeous.
Here’s the blurb:
8697 a black book
“Between 1986 and 1997, I kept a black book. It was an A4-sized book with a hard cover in which I made sketches and pasted photos of my own grati work. Particularly in the early years, I had the book with me wherever I went. The black book allowed me to show other writers what I’d done. Not everything made it into the book, only the work I was proud of. Gradually, the function of the book changed from portfolio to personal logbook. The black book stayed at home more and more often and I began pasting all kinds of stu in it. However, instead of using suitable glues to paste the photos and sketches, I used poor quality glue such as rubber cement, blue 3M photo mount and adhesive tape. My first book, a Daler, had paper of reasonable quality. When this was full in 1992 I bought another sketchbook. The paper of this one was of very poor quality and yellowed very quickly. Gradually the books began to fall apart. With this publication I intend to give my black books a longer life. For that reason, I have not made a selection of my work, but instead every page from both black books is photographed and accompanied by annotations in the back.”
Only pity is it’s 70 Euros. If Santa is reading and wants to know what’s on my Christmas list then it’s this!