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.
The Unlock Book Fair is produced in close partnership with the TAG Conference, the first academic conference about name writing, or tagging. The conference will take place at Freie Universität on September 14th and 15th, right before the fair, and will feature contributions from highly respected scholars, authors and artists. Entrance to the lectures is free.
Highlights include lectures by Carlo McCormick (US) and Susan Phillips (US), the launch of Unlock’s fascinating book reader on late 1800s – early 1900s hobo graffiti Tramp Directories, Noms-de-Road, and Unwritten Codes, and a live performance by dancer and calligrapher Kedir “Amigo” Memis (DE) with baglama player Haydar Kutluer (DE).