Thursday, 1 March 2012

Graffiti Tattoo 2

I am more than happy to be included in this whopper of a book by From Here To Fame publishing...

Here's the press release with all the info:

Graffiti Tattoo Vol. 2 is an impressive and well-researched reference work that documents the transition graffiti artists are increasingly making into the tattoo world. With their eye for color and mastery of lettering and wild styles, these spray paint virtuosos are changing the face of the tattoo business worldwide. They use a language filled with graffiti style burners and characters that go far beyond the standard tribal designs and sailor styles. While the first book allowed a rare glimpse into this movement, this much larger successor provides a full-blown compendium of this fantastic art on the most difficult canvas of all: skin.

240 full color pages | hardcover 24 x 31cm | 750 photos and Illustrations | English edition
price: 29.95 € | ISBN: 978-3-937946-35-1

Graffiti Tattoo Vol. 2 features more than 60 of the best artists and international stars of the scene:
Adrian 1 aka Exez, All One, Bezerc One Imok, Big Sleeps aka Enemy, Billy »Flip« Mccoy, Carlos Fahrina, Cees, Ch2, Charlie Shazer, Chez 1, Circle, Crome, Crone aka Rossano Rossi Roncelli, Dan Gold, Daniel »Dufo« Grunditz, Deno, Dorian Serpa, Eaz One, Eric Holmstrom, Fel3000ft, Fibs, Fishero, Franz Jäger, Frog, Fuzi, Jesus Cuesta, Juan Carlos, Juse1, Keet D’Arms, Kev Grey aka Pise , Kinjal Mitra, Leets, Live 2, Logan, Los aka Done, Luis Mendonça, Marco Wagner aka Sheas, Mario Desa, Mark 1 , Marode, Maze & Jeks, Mr. Went , Notch 56, Posk, Ques, Richard Sorensen aka Rase02, Sabe, Scotty 76, Serione, Seve aka Doing, Siren, Sky, Smog One, Špendlo aka Kasa, Stigma One, Super Timor , Swok aka Martijn Van Steenwijk, Tim, Timmi Mensah, Turbo, Turkesa, Veiz and Zeyo.

Don Karl aka Stone is a cultural activist, graffiti writer and art book publisher. He started to write graffiti in1983 and published his first book on train writing in 1986. Many books and articles have followed since. He has participated in and curated various international urban art exhibitions and projects, such as Cubabrasil or Arabic Graffiti. Don Karl runs the publishing house From Here To Fame and the Common Ground Gallery in Berlin

Alan Ket, is a publisher, writer, Hip Hop historian, activist and graffiti artist from NYC. While studying at NYU, he founded Stress, and then created programs for inmates in the Riker’s Island and the collective Black August. He co-founded Complex magazine with Marc Ecko, and joined From Here To Fame publishing and also works as a consultant for urban culture industries.