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[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Graffiti Cookbook is a guide to the materials and techniques used within today’s most creative and progressive art movement. In hundreds of pictures and illustrations and 35 interviews with some of the world’s most famous artists the authors show how graffiti is made. From spray techniques and hand styles to tools and style analysis, Graffiti Cookbook takes us on a trip around the world in the search of the tricks and trades of graffiti writers. We even learn how to build our own wall. After hundreds of books filled with pictures of graffiti published in the last few years finally one is showing how the artists work.

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[18 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]

This is a training manual for hiphop entrepreneurs and so-called hiphop heads from all over the world. A self-help book for business people within hip hop.

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[18 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

This is a book Queueone Dambuza spent 14 months writing, attending hip hop sessions, watching whats happening on South African hip hop, Tv and whats playing on radio. This book is about the current state of South African Hiphop.

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[21 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

On Monday, September 19th, Khaled Said was posthumously awarded the Human Rights Award 2011 together with Slim Amamou from Tunisia in Berlin. Zahraa Kassem, representing her slain brother Khaled Said received the award in his name.

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[15 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

In the light of the Arab revolutions that currently bring sweeping changes to the Middle East, this amazing book keeps an eye on the fascinating developments of graffiti and urban art in this region.

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[25 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]

From Here to Fame Publishing will be releasing a brand new Faith 47 book in March 2011. Faith47, South Africa’s first lady of graffiti, is well versed in the art of getting up. She rolls with the hardcore, but touches the hearts of the masses. With a combination of street art and graffiti styles, she creates thought-provoking artwork that crosses artistic and cultural boundaries.

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[22 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

(August 17, 2010 – New York, NY) Five Day Weekend and Traffic Entertainment are proud to announce the upcoming DVD release of 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, director Gary Weis’ 1979 documentary about the South Bronx and its gang culture. The previously unavailable film will be released in the Fall of 2010, the first time it has been offered to the public in decades, and will be accompanied by a handful of exciting bonus features.

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[4 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

The ART OF REBELLION brings together 10 U.S. artists hand-picked by Harley-Davidson®–icons and emerging artists who are world-renowned in both the music and art worlds for their rock poster artwork. Their work will be on display at the ART OF REBELLION show Saturday, October 17 at La.VENUE (608 W. 28th Street New York, NY). The artists chosen for the event in the West Chelsea gallery district are Art Chantry, Brian Ewing, Derek Hess, Dirty Donny, Frank Kozik, Harpoon, John Van Hamersveld, Lindsey Kuhn, Tara McPherson and The Pizz.

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[7 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Here comes the book where you can decide how graffiti should be colored yourself. More than sixty of the best graffiti writers in Scandinavia have done sketches with thick black contours for this classic and unusual coloring book.

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[2 Jun 2006 | No Comment | ]

City of Cape Town Arts and Culture Forum has funded Heal the Hood Project to compile and release a book. It has been decided that the book will focus on rhymes, articles, poetry and short stories of youth in Cape Town. If you are interested in getting your English, Afrikaans or Xhosa rhymes, articles and short stories published into this book, please call Emile or Tanswell from Heal the Hood Project at 021 7060481 or email your written work to emiley@mweb.co.za. We will also include drawings, artwork or pictures relating to the writings you send in. If you wish to post your writings, please send it to RAPSS, P.O.Box 31184, Grassy Park 7888, Cape Town 8000. Read on for more info…

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[23 Apr 2006 | No Comment | ]

When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls play — hand-clapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope — both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular music-making. The Games Black Girls Play illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn—how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music. Drawing on interviews, recordings of hand-clapping games and cheers, and her own observation and memories of game-playing, Kyra D. Gaunt argues that black girls’ games are connected to long traditions of African and African American music-making, and that they teach vital musical and social lessons that are carried into adulthood.

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[14 Jan 2006 | No Comment | ]

Testify Books is proud to announce the release of Fuzz One: A Bronx Childhood by Vincent Fedorchak. A staggering true story of a wholly unsupervised childhood in the Bronx of the 1970s, FUZZ ONE is a wild tale rife with adolescent braggadocio and deadpan period details. Fuzz is an important yet often overlooked graffiti writer whose career spanned two decades and two boroughs, the Bronx and Queens. His collaborators include writers such as SOLID, BOT, DONDI, JESTER, NOC 167, BILLY 167, DASH BYB, and many others…

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[5 Nov 2005 | No Comment | ]

At 5’2 this multi-media maven towers in courage over some men. After going toe to toe with one of Hip Hop’s darkest forces and emerging victorious Lydia Harris is finally ready to set the record straight once and for all. In her latest, revealing, tell all book -Married To The Game, Lydia uses names, dates and specific detail to paint a vivid portrait of her tumultuous struggles both as the wife of a notorious drug king pin and as co-founder of one of the most successful record labels in history (Death Row Records)!

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[15 Sep 2005 | No Comment | ]

The Nasty “Terrible” T-KID 170 is the autobiography of graffiti writer Julius Cavero aka T-KID 170. This autobiography chronicles the life of a gang member, turned graffiti artist and style mentor for urban youth—the uncensored Bronx hip-hop story. During a gang shoot-out in a local park, Julius Cavero suffered three shots to the leg, one nearly severing his major artery. Left for dead, by gang rivals and so-called comrades, T-Kid survived the ordeal only to come face-to-face with 3 weeks of intensive surgical procedures…

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[15 Sep 2005 | No Comment | ]

Martha Cooper has the reputation of being the first and foremost photographer of emerging Hip Hop culture in New York City. However, the Hip Hop culture is just one of Cooper’s many photographic fortes. From 1977 to 1980, Martha Cooper was a staff photographer on the New York Post. She worked out of her car, driving to assignments around the city’s five boroughs. Always on the lookout for interesting “weather” shots, Martha habitually drove through the Lower East Side of Manhattan on her way back to the Post at the end of the day to develop her film…