Pixação: São Paulo Signature was published ten years ago. It was the first book about the then barely known pixação culture of São Paulo. Its author is French typographer and architect François Chastanet.
The book has since become a collectors item, long-discontinued, and demanding high prices on online bookstores. Chastanet is in Berlin to take part in the TAG Conference, and also to exhibit his published books at Unlock Book Fair 2017. He is bringing several copies of São Paulo Signature to his stall at the fair. The books will be for sale at their original price, 30€. Don’t miss it!
Exclusive for the Unlock Book Fair 2017! Two freshly released books from Editions Terrain Vague (Paris) will be first available at the fair: the english version of Dialogues by Alexandre “Mosa” Bavard and The infancy of art by Gues and WXYZ.
Dialogues: Alexandre Bavard, AKA Mosa, engages in four dialogues to better define his protean artistic approach. The artist talks to Christine Tsouladzé, his mother, Jacques Bavard, his father, Bernard Fontaine, author of books on urban art, and Manuel Morin from P38 gallery.
The infancy of art: WXYZ and Gues decided to reconnect with the roots of graffiti by engaging in a graphic dialogue with several children from seven to twelve. The boundaries between the ages, between drawing and writing, fade away to invent new repertoires of forms in colorful compositions with several hands that this book reproduces faithfully.
The Dutch Graffiti Library is a collection of more than 30 years of graffiti in the Netherlands documented in thousands of original photographs and documents. An ambitious project at the service of education, museums and researchers.
The Dutch Graffiti Library also publishes books. Check them out at the Unlock Book Fair 2017 in Berlin.
French artist Loiq recently broke into the scene with Graffitips, a series of humorous and detailed illustrations about graffiti’s secret and invisible methodology.
We are proud to announce, the printed version of Graffitips will have its german launch at Unlock Book Fair 2017. Loiq’s presentation at Unlock Talks Lisbon 2017 was nothing short of brilliant, expect a highly entertaining and insightful talk in Berlin.
Among the publication launches at Unlock Book Fair 2017 is Padiglione in Movimento – Part I.
It documents the the Moving Pavilion project, a series of uncommissioned artworks by international artists painted on trains running into the Venice train station during the starting week of the Venice Biennale 2017.
Artist and curator Jens Besser (DE) gained access to the top secret materials and produced the publication.
See the full program of events here.