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-Graffiti Books-

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Media One, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. ..romero..

    ..romero.. Senior Member

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  2. STYLEISKING

    STYLEISKING Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 14,313 Likes Received: 219
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    October 27, 2004: On this day, the New York City subway system
    has now celebrated 100 years of service to the city. It's a
    remarkable moment in NYC history. Congratulations to that! Over
    those years and until now, not everyone is just a regular
    passenger. There are those who are historians and they have an
    appreciation for the subway and its history. That's why they have
    things like the Transit Museum in Brooklyn. That's why they have
    exhibits/seminars at the Transit Museum given by those very
    people. That's why they preserve old cars, signs, and related
    items. Some people take photos and preserve memories and
    history that way. Some of those very people are involved in these
    two subway photography books. The front covers of those books
    are shown above. I want to thank all my people who worked on
    these books. For now, the Volume Two cover only is shown.

    In those first 100 years and since then, how many good quality,
    color books were done to feature the NYC subway? How many
    can you think of? Only a few that I would recommend and I have
    quite a few subway books that are any good at all. Go to any
    bookstore and do some comparisons. Most books contain black
    & white photos and have more pages of text than photos. Or they
    have a photo and don't even put a caption on the same page to
    describe the photo. Why not? Or they have actual blank pages in
    most of that book. You can't find a photo to put on each page?
    We do better than that. There are books that take color photos and
    publish them in black & white because they worry about the
    production cost of a color book. That's not good. Too many
    people with color photo books show only recent things within the
    last few years.
    Is that good enough for you? It's not for me. Do they have proper
    captions, dates, and locations? I don't think so based on what I
    find at the bookstores. How do so many authors, get these book
    deals anyway?! ( Don't even get me started on that subject.... )
    What happens if you can't find the book you really want?

    You have a choice: Keep waiting for someone to do the book you
    want or do it yourself. That's what we did. Now there are two
    subway photo books done that feature all color photography and
    done by long time experts in subway history and photography. All
    done by New Yorkers who know their way around. It's long
    overdue but it's finally here. Authentic subway books, by real
    experts, with subway photography skills. It's not just some hype,
    it's the truth. Let's just say it's done by "train-ed" professionals.

    We have the system covered for you, like from Kings Highway to
    Queens Plaza to Prince Street to Castle Hill Ave.
    From Atlantic Ave. to Ocean Parkway.
    From Baychester to Bay Parkway.
    From Northern Blvd. to Southern Blvd. to Eastern Parkway to the
    West Side of Manhattan.
    From Van Cortland to Van Siclen to Van Wyck.
    From Union St. to Union Square to Union Turnpike.
    From The Bowery to 40 st.- Lowery.
    From Hunts Point to Hunters Point to Willets Point.
    We make all stops throughout the system the way you want it.

    It's a combination of revisting years you grew up in and learning
    about what you missed. It's really also a tribute project to one of
    the photographers who inspired many others. Most people enjoy
    nostalgic memories from their youth I think. Until you figure out a
    way to build that time machine to visit those days again, you have
    to rely on films or photography to take you there. In the meanwhile,
    if you want to return to those days or learn about what happened,
    I know you'll enjoy both books, for now you can have Volume #1.

    Note the sample page photos from each book on the tabs on the
    left. ( Please note: Volume TWO is not printed yet or available for
    purchase. ) Any comments you want to make about the books or
    NY films might find their way to those areas. The "Film Reviews"
    area will also serve as a place to mention NY based films that
    feature the NY subways. Since Volume One has a movie review
    list, there are other films made prior to 1970 that will be mentioned
    based on our knowledge and any word from you the customer.
    It's all up to you, the customer, to have a say about the next books
    we do. At the rate the books are selling and the feedback, that will
    determine what books we can do next. There's no one else in any
    other subway book telling you things like that. You know what,
    they're not us though.

    Please tell your subway friends about this website and the books.
    My team is doing that also. We will update this page with any latest
    news on the each Volume and do the feedback from your
    comments. Thanks for your interest, you won't be disappointed.

    What we will feature is: Some 60's, Certainly 70's, Especially 80's,
    and not much 90's. No current events please.
    When it comes to enjoying subways, for me it's out with the new
    and in with the old. The new cars now are impressive in some
    ways but we like the older cars. That's what we focus on.

    I just want to enjoy the old days and the old ways - always...
    If you are like that also, I suggest you get "on board" with us.

    If you want hardcore, big time, nostalgic New York subway
    memories from the years we cover, then you want:
    MAKING ALL STOPS - Volume One - All the grit, that we can fit...

    We always keep it rail...

    O.S. Funk


    Copyrighted in 2004. First printed in the United States of America
    in 2009. All rights reserved. No part of any book or this website's
    text or photos may be reproduced, transmitted," borrowed", or
    stolen in any form without written permission by the author - and
    this is not gonna happen.

    B.M.T. - Books Made Thoroughly
    I.N.D. - It's Nicely Done
    I.R.T. - It's Really True
    N.Y.C.T.A. - Now's Your Chance To Act

    History in the making - Making All Stops!

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING IN THE BOOK YOU LIKE,
    THEN PLEASE SAY SOMETHING TO YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT US...
     
  3. STYLEISKING

    STYLEISKING Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 14,313 Likes Received: 219
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    FUZZ ONE Last Of The Old School
     
  4. jib25

    jib25 Senior Member

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    ^Kind of a funny thing. I'd rate the first Fuzz book as one of the best out there because of the editing and production quality. I couldn't put it down from the minute I opened the cover. Fuzz One - A Bronx Childhood!!! This book, his second is self published and I haven't been able to get into it at all. It's not well put together and just doesn't begin to compare...

    Best Book: Fuzz One - A Bronx Childhood. Worst Book: Fuzz One - Last Of The Old School.
     
  5. STYLEISKING

    STYLEISKING Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 14,313 Likes Received: 219
    got this in the email:
    The 2nd book is a sequel to my initial book "A Bronx Childhood".*** The 2nd book is still me in The Bronx and has many wild stories about what happened in those 1970's days.
    > I printed this on my own and do not sell them in stores or anything. I have about 70 books left since I printed them years ago.*** Not sure what to do once they run out.***
    > I am probably gonna do a reprint of them somehow or maybe a digital book.
    > For now, this is the 2nd book in the series and many people in Europe have purchased that and said they liked that better than the 1st book.*** I do get many good reviews.
    > The only place to get Last of the old school is from me on my webpage.
    > For people who know of me on in some way for being a train writer, now I can tell my stories more being a book writer.*** Plus, on my webpage I also sell new artwork that I am doing. Very affordable prices, not outrageous like some people have.*** I do books and artwork and people really like my work in both areas.***
    >
    > Also, while you mention me by name, I want you to also know I rep for that subway photo book on my webpage, Making All Stops. The Volume One book is printed and we have had book reviews done and many happy readers.*** That's an all color,1970's NYC subway photo book that I recommend to you and anyone you know.*** I would want that book promoted somehow with anything you do for me. Check that book online at the webpage, that also is not in stores or Amazon.***
    >
    > We have the subway history to enjoy with written stories and photos with 2 books.
    > Just need to get the word out to many people that I am sure would enjoy them.
    >
     
  6. STYLEISKING

    STYLEISKING Dirty Dozen Crew

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    boher book by graff it
    BOHER GRAFFITI BOOK
    (GRAFF IT! EDITIONS)
    available at

    CREASTREET
    84 rue Benoit Malon
    94250 Gentilly
    Paris-France
    infoline: +33(0)953 391 122
    fax line: +33(0)958 391 122
    mail: [email protected]
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  7. STYLEISKING

    STYLEISKING Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 14,313 Likes Received: 219
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    Okadre Vol. 3 /// Agradation // Popay
    Format: 10x9 cm - 400 pages couleur microperforees
    Dessins - Infographies - Graffiti - photos
    Prix : 20€
     
  8. Jay54

    Jay54 New Jack

    Joined: Aug 15, 2012 Messages: 4 Likes Received: 0
    Does anyone own T-Kid's book and can tell a bit about the pics that it contains? I'm not very much interested in the story, and find the price quite steep. However I am after pictures from T-Kid trains, especially from the 80ies. How many piece flicks does the book contain? Are they of reasonable size? MOST IMPORTANT: How many train pieces from the 80ies are shown, and are there any other ones than those circulating here, at subwayoutlaws.com or other websites, or those published in Cav's book "From the Platform" or in "Subway Art"? Answers would be greatly appreciated!!

    Here some of the flicks that can be found on the web. SOme of those are not of a very good quality though, so it might still be cool to get them via T-Kid's book, provided that they were printed with a good quality there.

    http://righters.com/presse/tkid-pres...yard-train.jpg
    http://subwayoutlaws.com/t-kid170/tkid_copy.jpg
    http://subwayoutlaws.com/t-kid170/T-KID_2copy.jpg
    http://subwayoutlaws.com/t-kid170/tk...ain_tkcopy.jpg
    http://subwayoutlaws.com/t-kid170/lextee_copy.jpg
    http://subwayoutlaws.com/t-kid170/tk...kkkkid_170.jpg
    http://subwayoutlaws.com/t-kid170/72_copy.jpg
    http://subwayoutlaws.com/t-kid170/05...jpgtkid170.jpg
    http://graffiti.fatcap.com.s3.amazon...a7561d4cb5.jpg
    http://www.garagemagazine.net/img/T-Kid02.jpg
    http://www.12ozprophet.com/images/up...T-Kid_cars.jpg
    http://c48743.r43.cf3.rackcdn.com/Im...44385_273.Jpeg
     
  9. Schnitzel

    Schnitzel Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 16, 2004 Messages: 8,821 Likes Received: 384
    check the books yourself funnily enough the Tkid book has few photos by Tkid,

    Cav's book has few pics taken by Cavs

    subway art features some subways from the 80's
     
  10. Jay54

    Jay54 New Jack

    Joined: Aug 15, 2012 Messages: 4 Likes Received: 0
    Thanks. Well, I have Cav's book and SW Art, but no access to TKid's book just in order to have a peek.

    I mean I could order and then return it, but I was hoping to avoid that hassle. The book is not cheap.

    Disappointing to read that this book features only few photos of TKid's own pieces, the guy is really my favorite NY trainwriter (together w Mack, Seen, Shame125, Dero and Wane).

    I love his style since 1994 when he visited Berlin (where I'm from), where he killed it big time and made Berlin's scene a very proud host.

    So how may train pics by him does the book contain, and how many from others (and by whom)? Are pics of reasonable size?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  11. Schnitzel

    Schnitzel Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 16, 2004 Messages: 8,821 Likes Received: 384
    woah I meant to say it has "A few" photos by tkid.

    like 100's
     
  12. Schnitzel

    Schnitzel Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 16, 2004 Messages: 8,821 Likes Received: 384
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    ^^awesome book cool photos and interesting details covering various 1st person accounts of the stories behind the photos.


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    for all the hype not such an awesome book:
    don't take my word for it - check it out for yourself and make up your own mind. you might love it and they have some great photos from "back in the days"

    Had I been able to see more of it before I bought it I would not have bought it. some good stories but a lot is meh.
    I'm sure that is gonna be a pretty solitary opinion oh well.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  13. supreme79

    supreme79 Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2008 Messages: 7,141 Likes Received: 59
    ^In my opinion, a great book for those who were there or know about the crew. To each their own...
     
  14. Archie Bunker

    Archie Bunker New Jack

    Joined: Apr 20, 2011 Messages: 82 Likes Received: 10
    Graffiti books from France:


    *They are always GREAT books.... but WHY do they always exclude the entire world from
    such a great book by printing all the text in French with no English translation????



    EVERY TIME!
     
  15. desism_ktc

    desism_ktc 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2006 Messages: 12,924 Likes Received: 146
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    for all the hype not such an awesome book:
    don't take my word for it - check it out for yourself and make up your own mind. you might love it and they have some great photos from "back in the days"

    Had I been able to see more of it before I bought it I would not have bought it. some good stories but a lot is meh.
    I'm sure that is gonna be a pretty solitary opinion oh well.


    Honestly the intention of the book was a great intention. The bitterness between the crew made it what it is. It is a good book but for sure could have been better - believe me.
     
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