Back in the days (remix)
Back in the Days documents the emerging Hip Hop scene from 1980-1989—before it became what is today’s multi-million-dollar multinational industry. Back in the days, gangs would battle not with guns, but by breakdancing. Back in the days, the streets—not corporate planning—set the standards for style. Back in the days, Jamel Shabazz was on the scene, photographing everyday people hangin’ in Harlem, kickin’ it in Queens, and cold chillin’ in Brooklyn.
Banksy myths and legends
No single living artist has created as many myths, rumours and legends as Banksy. Many of the tales in this book are from Bristol, some are from further afield. What they share is that they are all told with the wide eyed wonder which Banksy inspires. Collated between 2009 and 2011 some of these stories are quite old and have been told so many times they have become the stuff of legend, others are more questionable and best described as myths. Some are laugh out loud bollocks and others are simply gossip. You be the judge
Big Is Better
The Wholecar is undoubtedly the greatest expression for a trainbomber. Big is Better holds more than 150 wholecars coming mainly from Italy but also from the rest of Europe. Features work by fra32, ausy, chaos, cayro, bacon, ciro, dorn, jamba, fume, fre, rebu, puer, pol, magma, rud, humen, hepo, noir, fez, kombo, mers, mosone, philo, magilla, gos, ufs, vega, nasa, erpes, zaher, siko, wca, ftw, relo, saze, zoow, porer, mw, dru, pixel, smit, pzee, rok, assa, mauz, tucas, vod, bugie, deks, reus, royals, tsk, hekto, ncb, oas, pms, hld, alors, moon, rush, rima, cores, shake, jador, faes, cook,otis, neoh, tsb, eys, yogurt, kilos, rfc, oh’s, tour,norma, turk, iraso, jasn, fayer, mind, uniko, rain, fica, hapy, qsmd, cone, oshie, phiesta, choer, temor, kara, hust, sad, ufo, chusky, caps, tlm’s, obes
After the laughter, Herakut 2
The History of American Graffiti is the definitive story of the worlds biggest art movement. Tracing the evolution of graffiti from its early freight-train days to its big-city boom on the streets of New York City and Philadelphia, and to its modern-day influences, this volume is a compelling look at the key moments, places, and players in an art form distinctly American in flavor yet global in its reach. Featuring behind-the-scenes stories and profiles gleaned from more than four years’ worth of interviews with graffiti’s most prominent names, as well as its lesser-known pioneers, authors Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon provide an insider’s perspective on the history of the medium. Not only do they reveal the most popular trends and styles that have dominated the scene for the last fifty years but they also provide a thorough examination of the regional differences among major American hubs—New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Chicago—and under-the-radar scenes in cities like Washington, D.C., Boston, and Miami. All told, more than twenty-five American cities are profiled, making this one of the most comprehensive volumes on the subject. With more than one thousand photographs, mostly previous unprinted, from more than two hundred photographers, The History of American Graffiti is fantastic well written in a typcial Gastman manner.
Claudia Walde spent over two years collecting alphabets by 154 artists from 30 countries. Each artist received the same brief: to design all 26 letters of the Latin alphabet within the limits of a single page of the book. The result is a unique typographical sourcebook featuring over 150 specially designed, original alphabets exclusive to this book.
The BOOMBOX project
On the heels of the graffiti renaissance comes a vibrant look at an old-school icon that figured prominently in the hip-hop, rock & roll, and punk movements of the 1970s and 80s. The Boombox Project features contemporary fine art portraits of an array of vintage boomboxes, as well as scores of documentary photographs of the people who brought the boombox movement to life back in the day. The book is more than just a collection of images, though; it’s also an oral history of the early days of hip-hop, featuring memories from Fab 5 Freddy, Bob Gruen, Rosie Perez, Kool Moe Dee, LL Cool J, Lisa Lisa, DJ Spooky, and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, among others, on the role this once ubiquitous machine played.
Tokyo tattoo 1970 by Martha Cooper
Japanese tattoo was a secret art form in the early 1970s. The masters for the traditional techniques worked in small studios and tattoing was something for a distinguished few. In 1970s, when renowned street art and hip hop photographer Martha Cooper came to Tokyo, she decided to focus on this secret art and began documenting the life and work of traditional Japanese tattooist Horibun I. Tokyo Tattoo 1970 is a book about the traditional art of tattooing and a portrait of a master artist.
Graffiti coloring book 1 & 2
Lowrider coloring book
Impalas, Cadillacs and Rivieras. In the Lowrider Coloring Book, you will color the classic and most popular Lowrider models. Lowrider culture reaches back to 1930s Los Angeles, where it became popular for style-conscious Latino-Americans to load their cars with sandbags to bring it closer to the road. Style was everything, and when lowered cars were banned in California in the 1950s, it became necessary to find a way to raise and lower the car simply to avoid fines. The solution was to use hydraulics from old fighter planes left over from World War II. The rapper Kid Frost showcased lowriding in the early 90s hit Lowrider, and since then, the cars are closely associated with hip hop culture. Today, lowriding is bigger than ever with thousands of enthusiasts in most parts of the world. All strive to outdo each other with the most elegant varnish, interior, hydraulics, chrome and rims. The custom cars you’ll be coloring in the Lowrider Coloring book were converted by some of the best and most legendary enthusiasts.
Skateboarding coloring book
Color the history and style of skateboarding. Street, ramp, downhill and slalom. The Skateboarding Coloring Book lets you color the different styles in skateboarding from the Californian pool skaters and knee-high socks of the 70s to the relaxed, fashion-conscious Brooklyn skaters of the 2000s and daredevil tricks in Paris. More than 60 illustrations of authentic skateboarders to color.
Graffiti all stars 13 & 14
The graffiti character magazine. A well done mag that displays not only photos of characters in general, but shows the way they are built up, different techniques and a wide variety of character styles. One of the most popular mags around.
Stylefile 36 & 37
Stylefile is one of the worlds most popular graffiti magazines. Running since the late 90s, the editors are always serving the freshest new walls, trains and sketchbooks, mainly from Europe. If you’re into fresh colorpieces with lots of work put in and one or two interviews to spice things up with, this is for you.
In this issue we’ve got Taps & Moses, we’ve traveled to Caracas – the capital of Venezuela, we’re focusing on Stockholm native Iron Mike, Gothenburgs Catwalk and TOP crew from the Czech capital Prague. We’re sketching with Ikaros, met up Finnish legend HIV and got the story of how half of Brisbanes entire train fleet was painted this spring. Jacob Kimvall is taking a closer look at Allen Boys by Lee Quinones, and of course we’ve got the roumors, the photos and everything else.
Earth, Wind & Fire / Ramsey Lewis / Bobby Womack / Lamont Dozier / Roy C / Solomon Burke / Billy Ocean / Dennis Coffey
Team edition (new model) in black swan/gum dark brown
Bruin in black/mint swan
Janoski MID premium in barn/dark oak white
Omar Salazar LR in dark obsidian/white
Blazer in black/white
We just got the perfect christmas gift in, cruizin’ as it was meant to be !!
Stereo cruizers, we got 6 colourways, include sunglasses and sticker to pimp your cruizer.
New Snapbacks and beanies from HUF.
We just got the HUF X HAZE holiday capsule collection in.
We just got some new vans in,
Half-cab pro in oxblood supertuff suede
Vans pacquard in dark grey suede.
Vans chukka low in navy pewter.
Vans Atwood kids sizes in burgundy and black suede.
Friday the 16th cul de sac will host a new party called “Le Scratch”
90′s hip-hop mixed with live art, sounds good to me !!
We have 5 x 2 tickets available for those who mail us the right answer to the question below, first 5 persons who mail us the right answer get 2 free tickets.
In which famous Amsterdam nightclub does dj Christal Empire also spin records ?
Mail your answer plus the 2 names you what on the guestlist to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Le Scratch presents Slush Puppy Snoop Doggy 16.12.11 @Cul de Sac, Tilburg 90S Hip Hop X Contemporary Arts Le Scratch is crossing borders introducing London Shoreditch’s hottest club night to the Benelux in 2K12. Kicking off for the Dutchies, Friday December 16. Take the biggest hip hop influenced sounds and mix with live art installations from hyped inner-city illustrators and artists and what do you get? Simple, Le Scratch. A fresh monthly soirée for the city’s creative kids. Le Scratch Acts 16.12.11 Djs CHRISTAL EMPIRE is an upcoming Amsterdam phenomenon. She’s known to create sizzling atmospheres by mashing up all that is Hip Hop and R&B, fueling Supperclub and Jimmy Woo crowds to lose their freakin’ minds. Check her out on facebook.com/christalempire Wildstyle DJ SER-V’s a veteran on Beatstreet where ‘Happy people’ bust-a-groove to his insanely deep ‘Mas Musica Del Mundo’ collection of tunes. Too experienced to ever sound the same, trust SER-V to shut it down. mas-musica.nl Fremdtunes’ very own Juggernaut DJ MACE, crate-digger extraordinaire is bound to school you on a journey of the eclectic and edgier hip hop tunes of the nineties. Get up to speed at Fremdtunes.com BBKIDDO, one half of the sweet baby-faced party monsters, RoboTonez. Infamous for traveling with a pack of barely-dressed amazonian warrior-women, these influential club kids transform the dance floor into an eastern-european steam-room. bbkiddo.com Live illy symphony creation by vibrations. all things working together and a new rises from past encounters... @illysymphony Hailing from Amsterdam MAYDIEN fuses hiphop/jazz/soul/funk to a fresh new hybrid recently displayed on the ‘Listen Care Fully’ EP made available through maydien.bandcamp.com. Watch out for the new single and keep up to speed with all things Maydien @www.maydien-music.net The “Een Miljoen” EP by TIM CALIS & REINDERS features the buzzing single “Groen Gras” which embodies the duo’s fresh take on Dutch popular music and is now available as a free download via www.timcalisenreinders.nl Live arts come courtesy of the inner-city’s emerging talents. Entry: Advance / List / W flyer: €3 (rock-paper-scissors before midnight) via email@example.com / €5 on the door. Free Jack Puppy B4 12PM! Address: Cul de Sac (Korte Heuvel) Heuvel 48, 5038 CS Tilburg Parking: Tivoli car-park Times: 10pm-4am Email your Le Scratch tune requests such as http://youtu.be/DljPHVfsSU8 for free entry before 11PM! BNLX@LeScratch.com For further information, images or interviews, contact Roberto: BNLX@LeScratch.com // lescratch.com/BNLX // facebook.com/lescratchBNLX // // twitter.com/lescratchBNLX // culdesac.nl //