Unlock Book Fair 2018 2018-10-14T19:31:24+00:00
Unlock Book Fair 2018

After two instalments in Barcelona and Berlin, and several offshoot events in different European cities, the 2018 Unlock Book Fair travels to Amsterdam. Expect a new meeting of the international graffiti and street art publishing scene in two days of amazing publications, talks, launches, screenings and all-round fun! Entrance is free.

8 & 9 December 2018
Broedplaats LELY, Amsterdam-West

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

Year’s topic:
This time the fair explores the topic of “punk and graffiti”. We are working on a new 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.

A great venue, again!
The fair and 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:
On the evenings of the Friday 7th and Saturday 8th we will run a program of 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.

And a new Tag Conference too!
On the two days immediately preceding the fair, and also in Amsterdam, the Unlock team welcomes you again to 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. Book your tickets to Amsterdam for the Wednesday before Unlock, you don’t want to miss this! Entrance is free.

Broedplaats LELY aula

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