Here are some books you can order directly.
last updated Jan 16, 2005
New book from Holland! Read about it on the : LameFace Crew's siteYou can get both at http://www.dutchdamage.com Here is a direct link.
by William Upski Wimsatt
Back in print, so get yours now!
Get one for only $7.80 Sample text online too.
Susan says: This is the best book I've read so far this year. It's inspiring and encouraging and delivered with Upski's brilliant candor. Read the review links above and get one right away. Make sure all your friends read it too. Despite the title, it covers all kinds of activist projects and gives good advice and resources for self-education and creating and supporting foundations.
For more information about the The Prison Moratorium Project and the No More Prisons CD, see http://www.nomoreprisons.org
Won has released one of the most amazing books you'll ever see. Full color photos and sketches of his work, from sequential art to his famous Steel Tattoo dragon trains. This German character master shows some of his finest artwork for the first time in one place. Words cannot describe the amount of work Won put into this book. You've got to see it for yourself.
You can buy your copy from Mzee (Europe) or see Won's page for more information. Amazon.de sells them online. Now in English also, available directly from Won.
Random samples (not for children), smaller than actual size (it's a large format book):
by Jesús de Diego JDEDIEGO@inicia.es
Centro de Información del Patrimonio Cultural Altoaragonés
Instituto de Estudios Altoaragoneses
C/ Parque, 10
Phone: 974 24 01 80
Fax: 974 23 10 61
Brief Description: The book is a work in three parts: Technics, History and analysis of the hip hop graffiti. The previous research by the author was developed in Spain and other european countries
Number of pages: 266
Contact the author (above) or
Publisher: Los Libros de La Frontera (from Barcelona, Spain)
Los Libros de la Fontera P. O. 228 08190
Sant Cugat del Vallès. Barcelona (Spain)
(Swedish) can be ordered from the author:
Mr. P-O Sännås
Phone: +46 70 726 84 67
Marc Todt / Maurice Balt
108 pages full color.
Interviews with Delta, Gasp, Pone, Sezar (NES crew)
printed in Germany
Written in German/ English
A global overview of the Amsterdam scene from 1982-1998,
with large overview photos from the Amsterdam subways and the bombed city.
Crews: NES, CBS, INC, DSK,SMD, ASD, MSN, GVB.
Switzerland: Stuff mailorder (also carries Swiss book, below)
USA: Xylene Distribution (also carries the Swiss book)
England: Graphotism (also carries the Swiss book)
Germany: MZEE mailorder / From Here to Fame Distribution (also carries the Swiss book farther down on this page)
For information: email@example.com
1995 ISBN 90-802903-1-9
English primarily (it's a bibliography), 310 pages
This is an extensive list of all kinds of graffiti publications that is the size of a paperback book. Good for the serious student of graffiti in general. Heavy on English and German works. Not focused on spraycan graffiti. Great for libraries.
"A general book on graffiti with history, definition and a few chapters about the policy towards graffiti in the city of Ghent (Belgium) and a chapter on how youthwork can play an important role in the policy toward graffiti [such as] workshops, publications, giving information."
Graffiti Jeugddienst vzw
B - 9000 Gent
by Anne Isomursu & Tuomas Jääskeläinen, 1998
"Cops might say it's the dummest hobby in the world, but as far as I'm concerned it's the fucking best. You've got to get your kicks somehow." Trama
Beautifully produced - Finnish language edition - large softbound (8.5 x 11 inches).
128 pp. 180 color pictures
mail order: firstname.lastname@example.org
cover (small) (25K) cover (full size) (131K)
Aragon has a whole series of graffiti books (written in German) with great photos.
Aragon Verlagsgesellsschaft MBH
(tel) 0 28 41-165 61
(fax) 0 28 41-243 36
by Russell A. Potter
Paperback US$14.95, ISBN 0-7914-2626-2
State University of New York Press
c/o CUP Services
P.O. Box 6525
Ithaca, NY 14851 USA
1-800-666-2211 (orders only)
FAX orders 1-800-688-2877
**Orders from INDIVIDUALS must be prepaid. VISA, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Shipping: Domestic and Canada, please add $3 for the first copy and $.50 for each additional copy; Foreign, please add $4 (U.S.) for the first copy and $1 for each additional copy. New York State residents, please add 8% sales tax; Canadian residents, please add GST.
Schmidlapp and Phase 2, eds. Stampa Alternativa/Nuovi Equilibri, in association with IGTimes, 1997. ISBN : 88-7226-318-2.
This book is a must-have. It has photos from early NYC you won't see anywhere else. More information.
Beat Suter & Sigi von Koeding
107 pages full color.
German & English with some French
Softbound, square format (8 x 8.5 inches)
An excellent book written by experts on the scene. Illustrated by Toast and Sars, this photo-filled volume shows writers' work from 11 cities in Switzerland.
Switzerland: Stuff mailorder (also carries Amsterdam book, above)
USA: Xylene Distribution (also carries the Amsterdam book)
England: Graphotism (also carries the Amsterdam book)
Germany: MZEE mailorder / From Here to Fame Distribution (also carries the Amsterdam book, above)
Ph.D Thesis, New York University, 1989. Stewart, Jack
UMI Dissertation services
300 N. Zeeb Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
(photocopied and hardbound), approx. US$50, 604 pages
Catalog number: 9004328 04350
The "Theorie Des Style (Theory Of Style)" is one of the first attempts to define the aesthetics of style in a purly analyzing manner. It is written by writers for writers but should also help to lead open minded people into the secrets of this revolution on visual communication. The included essays show the wide range of ideas which evolved around the 26 letters of our latin alphabet during the last thirty years.
"The Theory Of Style" is also a rare collection of 62 outlines from well-known writers, such as Bates, Bando, Daze, Daim, Phase II and many more. It is a concept which should and will be constantly extended. In 1997 we hope to publish a revised and international edition.
96 Pages / 62 b&w illustrations / out of print.
Many big, color photos of graffiti and writers from 1984 to 1999 in Sweden. The photos show not only the pieces but also the surroundings. Most of the photos are from 1996 to 1999. The photos mainly show pieces on walls and trains but also canvases. The book also includes interviews with writers talking about themselves, why they paint, what the consequences have been, etc. It shows both the history and heart of Swedish writers. Don't miss the 4-minute whole car.
160 pages, Full color, 30x24 cm, Swedish and English text. ISBN: 91-630-8611-5
Order it from Underground Productions:
7563 Lake City Way NE
Seattle WA, 98115, USA.
800-657-1100 (nice catalog of other underground comix artists too)
Paperback collections $10-$15 ea.
His estate has original works for sale:
PO Box 10143
N. Berkeley, CA 94709, USA.
See also: www.cheechwizard.com and Bode Ink.
Watch for their upcoming release of Mark Bode's "Lizard of Oz", a new Cheech Wizard graphic novel.
Susanne Schaefer-Wiery und Norbert Siegl, various works in German.
Institut für Graffiti-Forschung
Stylefile has an online shop. They sell many books in Germany and probably Europe.
Stylefile also publishes their own books, which you can get in the US at http://www.gingkopress.com/
Gingko sells some other graffiti books too:
Dig through their complete title list because that's easier than finding graffiti books on their website. Send them email and ask about books: email@example.com Please tell them Art Crimes sent you.
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