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Graffiti world book!

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by STYLEISKING, Sep 22, 2004.


    STYLEISKING Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 14,313 Likes Received: 219

    This book tries to show the historical roots of this artform to the modern styles and trends. During the last years the whole culture feels a fresh new wind with artists using different techniques to the old prefered medium: the spraycan and other works appear as stickers, posters, stencils, brush painted images or even sculptures.
    The modern graffiti / street art movement is expressing their own personal thoughts and mind to a wider publicity while using the street as their gallery and giving an alternative image to see next to the flood of commercial advertising, the modern street artist is trying to communicate with the city and its inhabitans and also using the archtitecture and the social surroundings as a background to their paintings.

    I tried to give a wider view into this culture with presenting the most interesting and influential artists from the past and now. Each artist or crew is presented on their own pages with a text summary and a lot of quotes by the artists themselfes. This shows the unique and fascinating range of the modern styles of this culture with their differnces from country to country. After nearly 3 years of work, research and travels nearly around the whole world and with the help of uncountable contacts, I have now finished this great project - for you you take a look inside! On 376 are presented more than 180 international artists in more than 2000 images - a comprehensive documentary of this worldwide phenomenom of graffiti and street art activists.
    -Nicholas Ganz
    will be opened in October : [url=http://www.graffitiworld.org]http://www.graffitiworld.org[/url]

    or get it on amazon!
  2. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
    whoa...this looks like a good book to pick up
  3. InfamousOne

    InfamousOne Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004 Messages: 329 Likes Received: 0
    that shit looks expensive...
  4. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 2,745 Likes Received: 2
    that book looks amazing. a must-have for my collection.
  5. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Someone buy it, then tell me for free if it's worth it.....
  6. rinse

    rinse Member

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    1600 full color illustrations?! sounds dope.
  7. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    thtas what im thinkin, yeah, thtas

    STYLEISKING Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 14,313 Likes Received: 219

    For the last few months we've been hearing terrific things about an upcoming book on street art and graffiti called GRAFFITI WORLD: STREET ART FROM FIVE CONTINENTS. The book was conceived and put together by Nicholas Ganz and edited by Tristan Manco. Nicholas is a graffiti artist himself who lives in Germany and Tristan, who many of you will know from the Wooster site, is a graphic designer from Bristol. Tristan is also the author of two other amazing books on this subject, Stencil Graffiti and most recently, Street Logos.

    So last week while in London, Sam Clark, the designer of the book, showed us a preview copy. To say that we were blown away by GRAFFITI WORLD would be a massive understatement. Sam's layouts are spectacular and the work that Nicholas and Tristan have put into the book is remarkable. With over 2,000 meticulously laid out photographs, the book showcases the work of over 180 artists from all over the world. Some you will know from the Wooster website, but many of them you will not.

    In our minds, GRAFFITI WORLD is by far the best book ever to come out on graffiti and street art. The main reason for this is the sheer magnitude and quality of the photographs. They are amazing. The art on each and every page is absolutely stunning. Graffiti World sets the bar so high, that it will be hard for others to "one up" it. The book is so packed with art that it can take you days to absorb it all. We're still going through it. So without trying to sound like a cheesy book critic, our advice to you is that if there's one art book to get this winter, this is the one.

    And here's one additional reason why:

    The retail price in Europe for GRAFFITI WORLD is only 20 pounds. In the States you can pre-order the book on Amazon for $24.00 USD. When we asked Sam why (and how) the book could have a price of only 20 pounds (most publishers would have charged well over $100 for it) he mentioned that one of the main reasons for this was the generosity of the artists themselves. The community of artists around the world were kind enough to provide thousands of photographs without taking a fee, and this savings was passed on to the buyer. So big up not only to Nicholas, Tristan, Sam, their publishers at Thames and Hudson, but also to all of the artists!
  9. diggity

    diggity Guest

    amazon went up to 35 on this thing, i've had my eye on it for a while, but the good news is you can grab it off walmart.com for under 25 including shipping.
  10. freakeenyc

    freakeenyc Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 8,144 Likes Received: 230
    dang..shyt looks tyte...
  11. diggity

    diggity Guest

    i just got an email saying this has been delayed until January, anyone else find that out?

    STYLEISKING Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 14,313 Likes Received: 219
    that suckz,ive heard a guy here is running around
    with a copy already,strange the people incl. didnt
    get a copy?nicolas should be on point....
  13. NOTTS1

    NOTTS1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 8, 2003 Messages: 1,043 Likes Received: 1
    such a coincidence........my friends brought two today, its wicked, go buy it if you can get your hands on it!!!!!!.........and europe the one my friends own is exactly the same as the one posted by styleking.......go get it :king:
  14. Chakat Master

    Chakat Master New Jack

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 53 Likes Received: 0
    meow unfortunete for me there is very litttle to no graffiti on chakona. This is not to say that we are too good for it, but most of us find delight in other more erotic areas. meow
  15. drsev

    drsev Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2004 Messages: 113 Likes Received: 3
    amazon.co.uk seem to have it in stock at £13.99

    1 working day, unless they do the old - your order has been delayed - trick they've done many a time in the past.