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Our amazing new book ‘MONOKROME: The World’s Best Graffiti in Full
Kolour’ is out on September 1st 2012. We have interviews with all the
artists and we have exclusive work and unpublished photos from them too.
The book itself is 304 pages of full colour, over 500 photos and is a
luxurious casebound limited edition- there are only 1000 printed.

*33 world class graffiti writers form all over the globe, including
with interviews and write ups on all of them.
*Previously unpublished work from all of the featured artists – you
won’t find these photos on the internet.
*Written and compiled by old school UK writer Robert ‘CUTE’ Whitelock.
*Beautiful graphic design by Aaron Munday at 12 Orchards.
*Immaculately crafted Casebound limited edition- only 1000 copies
*Foreword by super sexy journalist supremo Alix Fox of Bizarre Magazine.
*304 pages of FULL COLOUR graffiti with over 500 photos.

A Bunch of the homies came out in this book!!! It is very well put together and stacked with great pictures and interviews!!

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Graffiti Underworld 


Villains, Vandals and


J.R. Mathews

We’ve seen the folk art form of graffiti derided by

police and civic leaders as pure vandalism.

In the ’90s some of it was upgraded to art museums,

and today the political “street art” of Banksy and

Shepard Fairey recontextualize graffiti art yet again.

In Graffiti Underworld, J.R. Mathews bypasses the

art galleries and travels across the United States to

rediscover the original outlaw vandals for no-bullshit

interviews about their risky and exciting outlaw creations.

Graffiti Underworld interviews nearly two hundred artists, all of them pseudonymous, and includes over three hundred images of their work through the barbed-wire fences, multi-story walls, railroad tracks, and other rough-and-tumble surroundings.

Graffiti artists and lawbreakers interviewed include: Ader, Anoy, Apes, Arek, Aser, Asic, Aware, Beer, Begr, Bone, Byas, Cern, Chek 1, Clown, Colt 45, Cope, Cornbread, Coupe, Crow, Dark, Dekay, Demer, Den, Denz, Desism, Dyer, Else, Ender, Ether, Evict, Fishe, Flash ABC, Flyos, Ghouls, Gime, Glue, Goner, Graves, GSouth, Hael, Harsh, Heat, Helz, Hert, Hour, Huge, Indecline, Isto, Jaber, Jase, Jee, Jel, Jive, Joey TPA, Kerse, King 157, KR, Kuhr, Lead, Lost, Lyes, Met, Mise, Nark, Neks, Nekst, Neo, Nerose, Omens, Ouija, People, Pepe, Phone, Phrite, Poet, Popmaster Fabel, Prae, Ree2, Resek, Ridl 1, RJay, RVee, Saber, Sachem, Saer, Sake, Sexer, Sicks, Sight, Sinek, Size 21, SMK, Snatch, Space, Spade, Syms, Taco, Takt, Teel, Temp, Then, Timber, Toomer, Tork, Trixter, Typoe, Untold, Urine, Vogue, Voice, Vos, Waste, Yukon, Zek 156, and Zem.

J.R. Mathews has spent the past decade ducking in and out of dangerous situations in railroad yards, tops of buildings, and ghetto walls, pursuing the most notable proponents of the folk art form of graffiti. This is his first book.

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Some call it art others vandalism. For the members of the infamous RIS crew the label doesn’t matter.

ROCKIN’ IT SUCKERS is the story of New York City’s infamous RIS crew in their heyday, told through their own pictures and from their perspective.

Essays by Duel, Fuzz One, JA One, Ket and Noxer.

With graffiti by Bruz, Cro, Det, Ghost, Reas, Sane, Smith and Veefer among others.

ROCKIN’ IT SUCKERS is published by Dokument Press, which has specialised in street art and urban culture for ten years.


Title: Rockin’ it Suckers

New York City’s Most Wanted Graffiti Vandals

Authors: Ket and Cousin Frank

Graphic Design: Noah McDonough

ISBN: 978-91-85639-35-9

Language: English

Pages: 128

Format: 19 x 25 cm

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Binding: Hardback

A young martial arts master, living in Chinatown, New York has been given the task of adding his fighting style to a 2,000 year old Chinese legacy. In order to do so, he must decipher an ancient document written in a mystical form of graffiti. As he sets out on his quest to find the legendary writer who created the document, he is confronted by a Triad family, a sorcerer and several kung fu masters who want to defeat him.

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Estevan Oriol is probably the most relevant photographer in our day in age. The man’s work has been featured in such publications as The Source, Juxtapoz Magazine, Mass Appeal (R.I.P.), Complex, Anthem, and Rolling Stone, to name a few. Beyond the newsstands, he has been put in work with Soul Assassins, Joker Brand Clothing, and the production of music videos for most of your favourite emcees.

The man is established (no doubt), so when it was announced that he would be releasing a book titled “L.A. Women”, a follow-up to his successful 2009 calendar, by the same name, I was more than excited. To not anticipate an Estevan Oriol project is to not appreciate real art.

Obviously with a title like “L.A. Women” this book is going to be loaded with shots of beautiful women, some with less clothing than others, yet none of that takes away from the overall artistry of these photographs nor do any of the women appear to be exploited. (You know the man is good when he can have a two-page spread of a naked woman and the image does not convey anything pornographic nor sleazy.)

Some of the featured models will be unknown to people outside of Los Angeles yet there are some recognizable faces here such as: Angel Veil (the cover model), DJ Lady Tribe (TKO), Kiana Dior, Joy, Kat Von D (from L.A. Ink), Julia Bond, and Kim Kardashian.

Apart from the women, everything from low-riders, guns, and simple background environments bring added dimension to his photos; they work as extensions of the art rather than distractions.

The use of camera angles, lighting, background environments, and color schemes give this book a more distinct look than other “street art” books on the market today. As a matter of fact, the techniques used surpass what is found in most mainstream photography books, as well.

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OTR Book # 9 JEPSY ? The Real Deal

Jepsy of TRD (The Real Deal) made a name for himself in the mid 90?s setting the European transit lines ablaze with his classic New York City styles and elaborate characters executed with clear-cut precision. Full aesthetic production like this on trains was and still is a rare and wondrous sight. Naturally, Jepsy gained international fame. Now, back by popular demand, this edition is a must-have for all die-hard fans of steel burners. Its predecessor became a much sought-after collector?s item after its initial success in 1997. Get yours quick before they disappear again…

Take a look inside the book here!

Available now!

Title: JEPSY ? The Real Deal
Series: ON THE RUN BOOKS # 9
Author: Amber Grünhäuser
Pages: 128, full color, ca. 250 Illustrations & photographs
Format: 23,5 x 16cm (9.25 x 6.3 inches)
Language: English edition

Price Paperback: 9.95 ? | 9.99 £ | US $ 14.95
ISBN Paperback: 978-3-937946-66-5

Limited collector?s edition:
Price Hardcover: 14.95 ? | 14.99 £ | US $ 19.95
ISBN Hardcover: 978-3-937946-67-2
Silver Embossed Hardcover with Jacket & Stitch Binding

You love Day in the Lyfe.

I love Day in the Lyfe.

Remo’s got a new book about colorful drains in Japan.

So yeah……. enjoy!

DITL- Had you been to Japan before you met up with Suiko in Hiroshima?

REMO- Nope – i contacted Suiko through the internet after finding his work online and thinking it was great.

DITL- What was the impetus for your fact finding mission to Japan in the first place?  Was your intention clear at the start, what I mean is, did you know you were gonna put this book together?  How did the book, Graffiti Japan, even come about in the first place?

REMO- Nothing was clear at the beginning. Being a photographer, film director and urban visual artist all my work revolved around these things, but I hadn’t made any books yet.  In 2005 a new book by my now publisher Mark Batty Publisher appeared on the market place. It was called Melbourne stencil capital of the world.  I was living in Melbourne and am from there myself, so upon checking this book out I thought it was beautifully put together and also I felt my photographs were of similar standard. So I wrote to MBP suggesting that I do a book for them and showed them my photos. They loved my worked and asked me what subject I would do. I knew that Japan had no books on the subject at the time, and I wanted to go to Japan – so i said Japan Graffiti. They loved the idea and that was the beginning of the Japanaphile book craze.

DITL- Tell us about the roots of modern graffiti in Japan.

REMO- Well all Graffiti in Japan stems from New York and LA. All of the styles you see there resemble these beginnings in one-way or another. Even down to English lettering used, a lot of the kids even go to the USA and paint and hang out with painters over there. Then they would bring back the style to Japan. Of course eventually it evolves into their own style – but it all came from the USA in the early 1990s.

DITL- What makes Japanese graffiti different from Western style graffiti?

REMO- Manga and Kanji. The Japanese are brought up on Manga comics from and early age. That’s all they read when they are kids. This is prevalent throughout their graffiti.  It is very animated and character driven. But not western characters – no – More Japan style – intricate characters. Look at Phil and Fate and Shizentomotel for some of the best characters from Japan.  Also Kanji – the use of japanese lettering – the letters are already highly visual, so when used in graffiti it becomes something entirely Japanese.

DITL- Your new book is a fascinating study of sewer drain covers.  I had no clue they were so decorated in Japan.  Do you know much about the history behind how they ended up painted like that?

REMO- My new book – Drainspotting, is due to be out in March – and for me there is a definite link between Graffiti and this industrial design.  Well they came about because each city or prefecture wanted to pretty up the city a little by making these colorful manhole covers.. Also – sewer covers makes one think of dirty water so this is another reason – to brighten up the thought of sewage and sewer water. Then of course once this trend started – in the 1970s-80 – then each prefecture wanted to out do the next prefecture with a better design. So the designs became more intricate and decorated. Today we have designs of many things, flowers, birds, animals, ninja, firemen, shrines, dragons, godzilla and space crafts. There are over 6000 designed manhole covers to date with many Drainspotters the world over dedicating websites and museums to manhole covers. Mine is the first book on the subject.

DITL- What was it that first got you interested in graffiti?

REMO- I have been stenciling myself for many years now. Since art school back in 1992 my work has been highly pop and graffiti like using stencils to paint with and iconic imagery, but I think the Stencil boom from the early 2000s really got me back into bombing the streets of Melbourne again and also got me looking at the rest of the world too. Now my books are in Museums around the world and hey i couldnt be happier.

DITL- If you had to pick one area in Japan with the best graffiti, which one would it be and why?

REMO- Well- that’s a tough one – BUT one can take the train down to Yokahoma and there under the train station and on the street there is a legal wall that stems for 2 to 3 km. It’s amazing – all the best painters get out there and paint at one point. It is a wall of fame and you can spend a whole day walking the length of it. The exact name of the station is in my book- Graffiti Japan – with some photos from it there. Check it out – its worth it.

DITL- What’s in the cards for 2010?  More trips to Japan?  New projects on the horizon?

REMO- Well I live in Japan now. Yes the making of the book Graffiti Japan changed my life – now I am married to a Japanese girl and live and work there.    I have 2 more books coming out with MBP – Drainspotting which was mentioned earlier and another one on Japanese game cards from the last 100 years. These cards are amazing works of art containing all sorts of anime and characters – from astro boy, to samurai to Batman. amazing stuff. I will continue directing films and video. Besides that I will be having some art shows – painting at Upfest in the UK and doing some photography/Book launch shows in NY and LA.  On top of that, with my company RAVEN, I have a Graphic Novel Titled SCAR – this should hit the shelves this year. Its also coming out on Iphone very soon as an interactive comic through one coin comics. This is also a feature film and will be made into the film version hopefully this year too. So a big year in 2010.

You can check out my on going work at these sites –

DITL- Anyone you want to say Hi to out there in cyberspace?

REMO- Big shout out to my beautiful wife and partner Hisa and the team at RAVEN and the great guys at MBP and of course my folks – without all of  whom none of this would be possible.


Textura is a Hardcover collection of photographs, essays and interviews from Valencia native Luz A Martin. It contains a series of bilingual interviews with artists End, Escif, Graffilla, Julieta, Nero, ON_LY, and SAM3.  Using a 5 question format for all the interviews Martin explores the link between the artists and their home.




TOP:  CERE                                              BOTTOM:  ESCIF + ON_LY + DULK + AUSIAS

Textura also offers a glimpse into Martin’s textural photographs.  These photos capture the details of the artist and the anomalies of the surface.  The tiny variations that are swallowed into the works of art.  Textura is a thorough documentation of the current street work from this  region of Spain.


Luz Martín has worked in editorial fashion and portraiture for the past 10 years. Her photographs have been published in such places as The New York Times,Time Out LondonEl PaisEl Mundo and The Herald Tribune.

This book is available online through Mark Batty Publishers