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Pop Culture
2016–2017 NEW RELEASES
Art Collaborations in New York City
Yoav Litvin
• Nine pairs of New York’s finest graffiti and street artists and their collaborative projects
• Detailed images are complemented by in-depth interviews on artists’ backgrounds, techniques, and processes
• Discover the secrets behind successful cooperative artistic endeavors
This beautifully designed book showcases the work of nine pairs of New York City’s finest graffiti and street
artists, delving deep into their backgrounds, techniques, and collaborative processes. Each duo consists of
artists with unique styles who come together to create a larger-than-life work of street art in a neighborhood
inNewYork, the birthplace of modern graffiti. Witness the immense creative potential of collaborations that
have produced stunning examples of classic graffiti, collage work, screen printing, and murals. Each chapter
provides access to a mysterious underworld, leading readers to secretive meetings of creative minds out of
which ephemeral, yet nonetheless remarkable, works are born and later transferred onto walls, rooftops,
trucks, and subway platforms. The combination of revealing interviews and colorful action photography
produces a narrative arc of relationships—formed between individuals fromdiverse backgrounds and creative
upbringings—that follows the artistic process from creative spark to collaborative masterpiece.
Yoav Litvin
is a New York City–based scientist, photographer, and writer. In his work, he is interested in
promoting creative and progressive causes with a focus on documenting urban culture, arts, and peoples.
Size: 10" x 8" • 261 color images • 296 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5265-2 • hard cover • $34.99
The Definitive Charm City Style Collection
Michael Sachse
• An exhaustive photographic documentation of Baltimore’s graffiti scene from 2011 to 2014
• 126 artist pages, 4,000 images, and historical and stylistic information about Baltimore graffiti style
• Love it or hate it, this is a side of Baltimore you may never see with your own eyes
This photo-documentary of Baltimore graffiti writers’ tags, or specially styled signatures, features the widest
range of such artwork ever compiled. In one of the most staggering local graffiti compendiums available,
photos taken between 2011 and 2014 highlight the myriad variations of tags and throw-ups the most active
Baltimore graffiti artists have produced. Discover what makes Maryland’s largest city stand apart from other
graffiti communities by having a close look at 126 artist collages and over 4,000 images total. Four years’
worth of blood, sweat, and tears went into amassing a complete spectrum of Charm City’s graffiti writers in
active hotspots, reaching beyond the city’s borders into Baltimore County. Experience this urban landscape
as many graffiti artists have through collages crammed with as many as 40 or more tag examples, as well as
some rare views of the decaying underbelly of the Baltimore area.
Michael Sachse
grew up in the Baltimore area and remains a resident to this day. After graduating from
MICA he began documenting graffiti in order to preserve a part of its colorful history.
Size: 12" x 12" • 4,000+ color images • 208 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5154-9 • hard cover • $45.00
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