Unlock Book Fair 2018 2018-11-11T17:12:36+00:00
Unlock Book Fair 2018

The Unlock Book Fair 2018 is a meeting of the international graffiti and street art publishing scene in two days of amazing publications, talks, launches and screenings. Entrance is free.

The fair travels to Amsterdam after two instalments in Barcelona and Berlin and seven offshoot events in cities across Europe.

We are still open to applications from publishers. Send an email to info [a] unlockfair.com.

Book fair
8 & 9 December
Saturday 11–19h
Sunday 11–17h

Broedplaats LELY (Schipluidenlaan 12)
Free entrance

Evenings program
7 & 8 December, 20–23h
Vondelbunker (Vondelpark)
Free entrance

Unlock Book Fair 2018

A great venue: LELY 
The fair and most accompanying events will take place at the ample and light-filled Aula space of Broedplaats LELY, close to Lelylaan station (with railway, metro, tram and bus links).

Evenings program at Vondelbunker
On the Friday 7th and Saturday 8th Unlock will run a program of evening events at the Vondelbunker – including an exhibition of works by prominent writers and the very special launch of the Bomber Megazine 30 years anniversary issue.

Year’s topic: “punk and graffiti”
Unlock is a book fair for all kinds of graffiti and street art publishers, but each year it explores a particular topic. This time the topic is “punk and graffiti”. We are working on a companion book to be launched at the fair featuring rare documentation about punk-related graffiti. The events program will also explore this theme, and our Unlock Showcase stall will display and sell a selection of obscure publications on the topic.

Tag Conference
On the two days immediately preceding the fair, and also in Amsterdam, the Unlock team brings you the Tag Conference, the academic (and non-academic) event about name writing in public space. Last year’s conference in Berlin delivered plenty of fascinating insights into this largely underexplored field. Entrance is free.

Broedplaats LELY aula

The venue for the 2018 Unlock Book Fair: the aula space at Broedplaats LELY, Amsterdam-West.