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Unlock Book Fair 2020 – Unlock’s events program

Unlock Book Fair 2020 events program

Here is the events program for this year!



13h—Official Unlock print launch

By Chob THE
Printed by Medulla
With Medulla founder Davide Montorsi

15h—Book launches

Once Upon a Yard
With author and publisher Arianna Rubini

Greatest Hits
Published by King Koala
With editor Shyla N and publisher Jacopo

With author and publisher Sebastian Bühler

Spraytrains 10 Year Anniversary 2010–2020
Published by Spraytrains
With editor Chiara

By 108
With publishers Press Press


Le scritte dei pastori
By Marta Bazzanella and Giovanni Kezich
Includes the launch of the book Shepherds Who Write, edited by the speakers for BAR Publishing

20h—Book launches

Taking Over, The Book
With editors and publishers Emiliano Properzi, Edoardo Vancini, Giovanni Mazza and Michele Tomasini

Roma Subway Art
Published by Whole Train Press
With editors Mathieu Romeo and Lorenzo D’Ambra




La Vendita di Dresda by Cargobike
By Jens Besser
Includes the launch of the zine Cargo Tour de Saxe, published by Besser

14:20h—Publication launches

Manuale di calligrafia
Published by Lazy Dog Press
With co-author Luca Barcellona and art director Francesco Ceccarelli

Grafemi issue 1
With editor Andrea Ceresa

Published by ADC Spontaneous Press
With author Tony Pastello

Graffiti Minded issue 1
With editor Filippo Cantoni

Feel my emptiness
Published by Club 27
With author Andrea Rodolico and editor Pietro de Cillia

2020 / 10 / 13|

Unlock Book Fair 2020 – list of exhibitors

List of exhibitors Unlock Book Fair 2020

The list of exhibitors for this year’s fair is here!

• Andrea Ceresa | author | Varese
• Arianna Rubini | author | Bologna
• Atypical – Urban Vision | fanzine | Torino
• Balcone | fanzine | Milano
• BAMN | magazine | Almere (NL)
• Boulevard | magazine | Frankfurt am Main
• Cities At Night | publishing house | London, Torino
• Cityfuck Magazine | Hamburg
• Club 27 | publishing house | Padova, Roma
• D406 | gallery | Modena
• Death Vallée | publishing house | Paris, Athens
• Dokument | publishing house | Stockholm
• Elsass Passion | publishing house | Strasbourg
• Faces n Chases | magazine | Athens
• Flight Mode | book series | International
• Fuzilli | collective | Milano
• Garage Magazine | Pavia
• Graffiti Minded | fanzine | Milano
• | bookstore | Pavia
• Grog Lifestyle Zine | Milano
• Hitzerot | publishing house, bookstore | Berlin
• Il Cerchio e Le Gocce | cultural association | Torino
• Jens Besser | author | Dresden
• King Koala | publishing house | Milano
• Last Night of Earth | fanzine | Reggio Emilia
• Lazy Dog Press | publishing house | Milano, Verona, Modena
• Lisa Gallo | author | Milano
• Maurizio Jori | author | Imperia
• Medulla | screenprint studio | Modena
• Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina | museum | San Michele all’Adige (Trento)
• Option-C | publishing house | Basel, Saint-Louis, Weil-am Rhein
• Political Stencil | graffiti crew | Athens
• Press Press | publishing house | Milano
• Rouge Barbe | publishing house | Marne la Vallée (FR)
• Sebastian Bühler | author | Augsburg
• Spraytrains | fanzine | Torino
• Subwaynet | fanzine | Milano
• Taking Over | fanzine | Bologna
• Tazi Zine | fanzine | Milano
• Urbanario | publishing house | Madrid
• Vicolo Folletto | gallery | Reggio Emilia
• Whole Train Press | publishing house | Foggia
• YouMuve | fanzine | Rome
• Zelle Asphaltkultur | collective | North Rhine Westfalia
• Zugriff | magazine | Essen

2020 / 10 / 10|

Unlock Book Fair 2020 confirmed for its scheduled dates, October 24 & 25


After some months of uncertainty due to the international situation, we are relaunching the communication for this fall’s Unlock Book Fair. The Municipality of Modena, our main sponsor, is fully supporting the dates. We are working on expanding the facilities to accommodate for distancing regulations.

We are excited to bring together the international graffiti publishing scene, for the fifth year this time. A good number of European and American publishers, both old and new friends, have already signed-up. Applications are open until September 15th.

Our sister event, The Tag Conference, is taking place as well. And, last but not least, local brewer Beer Belly will support Unlock with fresh craft beer. Stay tuned for more news coming up – see you in Modena this fall!

2020 / 07 / 08|

Unlock Book Fair 2020: Modena, Italy!


We are happy to announce the fifth instalment of the Unlock Book Fair! It will take in Modena, Northern Italy, in October 24 & 25.

The application process is now open!

See info here.

2020 / 02 / 04|

“Punk Graffiti Archives: Madrid” book launch in Madrid!

Punk Grafiti Archives Madrid

Punk Graffiti Archives: Madrid covers the country’s punk-originated graffiti scene that thrived in the second half of the eighties. The book was published as a companion to last year’s Unlock Book Fair, which took place in Amsterdam in December 8–9 under the topic “punk and graffiti”. It features plenty of rare documentation, including vintage images and newspaper articles translated into English.

This coming Friday 25th we will be in Madrid celebrating the launch of the second, expanded edition of the book. The event will also include the launch of the book’s sister volume Punk Graffiti Archives: The Netherlands. Two extremely obscure video-documents of Amsterdam’s punk graffiti years will be screened.

Friday 25th October 2019
El Keller, at the basement of CSA La Tabacalera
Embajadores 53
Free entrance

Facebook event:

More about the book here:

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2019 / 10 / 14|