Today, I read about a new graffiti book, which will be released on November 7th – its name “All City Writers”.
The “All City Writers” book is a collaboration between Andrea Caputo and the fashion label Carhartt. They combine 1230 pictures, 620 articles, 410 full-colour pages, and more than 250 involved writers to an amazing documentation of New York’s influence on European graffiti in the ’80s.
“The book, a massive volume of more than 400 pages, has been conceived as an imaginary newspaper. The chronicles it contains have not been penned by real journalists or narrators, but by people who define themselves as ‘writers’.
In this volume, a chorus of uncensored voices in the first person reveal their knowledge of European cities, their infrastructures, interstices and neighbourhoods. This is the generation who in the last two decades of the 20th Century imported the countercultural phenomenon from New York commonly known as “Graffiti”.” (allcitywriters.com)
Interesting to know is for my European readers that there will be an European exhibition series with the participation of “All City Writers” contributors at selected Carhartt stores early next year! I will remember you.
Here are a few insights: