Title: The Art Of Writing Your Name
Subtitle: Contemporary Urban Calligraphy and beyond
Author: Patrick Hartl, Christian Hundertmark
Dimensions: 23.8 x 2.8 x 30.5 cm/9.4 x 1.1 x 12 inch.
The fine art of calligraphy found its way into the graffiti and street art scene. This event marks the birth of the so-called calligraffiti genre. That’s why we present you with a comprehensive book: the The Art of Writing Your Name Book.
Under the motto of ‘visualisation of the word’ this book treats the beginnings and all forms of this new genre with the help of well-known artists, like Chaz Bojorquez, JonOne, CRYPTIC, and of course the pioneer of calligraffiti himself Niels SHOE Meulman.
This book contains no less than 35 artists of more than 3 generations and uncountable nations and shows their work and different styles with high-quality and well located and perfectly shooted pics. Everything from street to gallery, or from asphalt to canvas is represented in means of location and surface. But also the various tools used by the artists will suprise or even stun you.
Stylish lettering as always been of great importance within the graffiti and street art movements. Over the last 25 years many artists have pushed the practice into a powerful stylized calligraphy. The Art of Writing Your name follows the arc of this movement from its earliest practitioners such as Chaz Bojorquez to more recent adopters such as Usugrow, profiling 35 of the world’s hottest urban calligraphers along the way. Niels SHOE Meulman is a foundational artist in the movement, but others such as Cryptik, JonOne, L’Atlas, SABER, Faust, and Vincent Abadie Hafez also light the way. Graffiti fanatics, hand lettering fans, street art junkies, calligraphy lovers, and type enthusiasts all have something to learn from this fascinating tome. Christian Hundertmark, editor of the ongoing Art of Rebellion series co-authored The Art of Writing Your Name along with Patrick Hartl, creating a comprehensive sourcebook in the process