Title: Why Oh Why- 2010-2020
Author: WOW crew
Country: The Netherlands
Published: Dec. 2020
Limited edition of 400
Cardboard envelope with tabloid newspaper.
Dimensions: 46 x 32 cm. / 18.1 x 12.6 inch.
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.
War Of Words (2010)
In 2010 they released their publication War Of Words, which collects 20 years of urban grafitti from this ground-breaking group in a full-color limited-edition tabloid. It was publiced on the occassion of the crew’s 20th anniversary. Just 1500 copies of War of Words was printed in a circulation of 1500 of which 325 copies were reserved to be sold at just 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! War Of Words sold out immediately and has been on the wanted list of collectors and fans of traingraffiti ever since.
Why Oh Why (2020)
Ten years later, Dec. 2020, the crew releases Why Oh Why which shows their (never published before) work (2010-2020) on 48 full color pages, 320×460 mm tabloid. The publication is, just like War Of Words, in the unusual form of a tabloid newspaper – reflecting the immediacy and transience of graffiti – and comes with a screen-printed protective, numbered, envelope.
Available through just a couple of outlets and in limited circulation!
Don’t sleep on this one, get your copy now, or: “Act now and say WOW!”