The title, all city writers, describes a vast research on the writing movement, focusing particularly on the process of its exportation from new york to all of europe during the 80s. The title, all city writers, describes a vast research on the writing mov. Going all city is the mesmerizing and painful story of these young graffiti writers, told by one of their own. The real story of the graffiti 1980 studio zephyr graffiti. Practically every graffiti writer the world over who started writing between 1984 and the late 1990s knows every image in. New york citys graffiti writers, sutherland presents a neverbeforeseen chronicle of the people and places that populate new yorks famed graf scene. A street styles and art this is all about the images. Struggle and survival in las graffiti subculture, is a counterpoint to stereotypes regarding graffiti and an explanation of why he and others gravitate to it.
The first part of the research analyzes how graffiti in. If i wasnt a graffiti writer, i would still love this book. The graffiti diaspora paperback common by author andrea caputo on. Going all city, an urban ethnography by stefano bloch. A document of illegal works, a black book is carefully hidden away from authorities, so it doesnt become evidence against its author. In 1972, hugo martinez, sociology major at city college in new york took notice of the legitimate artistic potential of the early graffiti writers generation. Inappropriate the list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow goodreads member or author.
It gives you the views from a group of experienced graffiti writers you have seen and been threw and sacrificed a lot for their passion. On saturday, november 7th, 2009, all city writers, a definitive anthology about the graffiti. Going all city is that rarest text, both a gripping memoir of life on the street, as well as an academic treatise. United graffiti artists and martinez selected top subway artists from all around the city and presented their work in the formal context of an art gallery. But if you search out books like faith of graffiti or if ya buy every graff book thats been. The book, a massive volume of more than 400 pages, has been conceived as an imaginary newspaper. But if you search out books like faith of graffiti or if ya buy every graff book thats been released, then get this. By the age of 16, stefano bloch had earned all city status. The best and most prestigious writers would sign w. Graffiti in fiction 19 books meet your next favorite book. New yorks pioneering subway graffiti writers, grafitti, art, phot preowned. I was writing my history of american graffiti book and talking to people all over the country for that. Graffiti writers connected and networked with each other in ways that. The term originated in new york when the graffiti writers and nongraffiti writers would sit on benches at train stations waiting for the trains to go by to take pictures and admire graffiti.
When images of the new york subway arrived in london, paris. Blochs story is personal, but also a primer on graffitis history and technique, as well as its artistic and social import. All city writers the graffiti diaspora ilovegraffiti. A street styles and art, it is still an excellently designed book showcasing many of the best writers in l. Paper graffiti art street art book by claudia walde see more like this classic hits. With an eye for style, sutherland captures all of the gritty glory and glamour of the graffiti world and its warriors.
All city writers is not going to be in every graff collectors library, so peep it out whenever you got the chance. With a first edition being sold out and long out of print, all city writers has been reissued by french publisher kitchen93 in 2012. The first part of the research analyzes how graffiti in media such as movies, videos, magazines, and books from new york influenced europe. The chronicles it contains have not been penned by real journalists or narrators, but by people who define themselves as writers. Going all city is an amazing read that is impossible to put down. Its also important to discuss what the world of communication for nyc graffiti writers was, circa 1980, because it helps explain how graffiti writers could end up at the studio at all. The essays in this book are based on papers presented at the fourth national black writers conference at medgar evers college of the city university of new york, which focused on the question of whether or not black literature in the 90s is experiencing a renaissance to end all renaissances. Being writers gave us something to live for and going all city gave us something to strive for. Incorrect book the list contains an incorrect book please specify the title of the book. Not nearly as dense and detailed as steve grodys massive graffiti l.
In fact, his trajectory confirms what the growing number of exgraffiti writers sporting phds and scholarly publications suggests. Hyperallergic going all city is an amazing read that is impossible to put down. This book is a collection of more than 2,000 visual idea generatorsillustrations and line. The first one was formed in 1972 at 188st and audubon ave in manhattan. Meaning people can drivewalk anywhere in town and theyll see your name over and over.
When you do graffiti and you get your name all over your city. Roger gastman on wall writers and the roots of graffiti. A first part of the research analyzes how graffiti in media such as movies, videos, magazines, and books from new york influenced the first european scene. In addition to this topic, this book addresses the. Reviewed in the united states on may 14, 2003 this book is by far one of the best books on pure graffiti i have ever seen. Yesterday i went to the amsterdams presentation of the book all city writers, in little words all you have to know about forty years of graffiti in europe and not.
Interview mit andrea caputo all city writers deutsch. Simply, one of the best book ever written on the european graffiti movement, all city writers achieved a cult status and is considered as the bible of european graffiti for its astounding research and documentation, be it text or photographs. Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional. Black book a sketchbook of a graffiti artist, a treasured possession. There is a brief, but strong introduction by gastman at the front, and then it lets the work speak for itself. Featuring oldschool legends futura, stay high 149, lady pink.781 380 1072 974 1466 522 1509 1664 1504 1672 382 1488 998 1303 1644 329 1157 771 533 1623 1199 835 746 1448 1360 1317 1096 1361 1051 366 562 875 361 181 216