Title: War Of Words
Author: WOW crew
Country: The Netherlands
Limited edition of 400 for WOW’s 21st Anniversary.
Cardboard envelope with tabloid newspaper.
WOW is a graffiti crew founded in Utrecht in 1989 who started spray-painting Dutch trains with their work. Their colorful, large and detailed pieces, the likes of which had never been seen before in The Netherlands made an incredible visual impact.
The publication – War Of Words – collects 20 years of urban grafitti from this ground-breaking group in a full-color limited-edition book to celebrate their 21st anniversary. The book is in the unusual form of a tabloid newspaper – reflecting the immediacy and transience of graffiti – and comes with a screen-printed protective envelope.
Just 1500 copies of War of Words were printed. 325 copies are sold at a handful of exclusive points around the world. After reserving a few copies for themselves, the group burned every single remaining copy of War of Words from their print run!!!