This is a preorder as the book is at the printers and should arrive December 24, 2023
252 pages. Full colour with over 625 photographs never before published.
Butter Beats is proud to present the first written history of Queensland Oldschool Graffiti. 252 pages, full colour with over 620 photographs never before published, straight from KASINO's huge graffiti archive.
Photos and stories about and from Brisbane's original 80's graffiti pioneers such as TEZ - JAFA - HAMS - FURIOUS - SINISTAR - SCAPE - NICE - KASINO - RAVAGE - MALIS - TRAFIK and hundreds more.
Interviews with SCAPE, DJ KATCH, AROUZ, KOOLIE, DUPE and others.
Stories ranging from the first panels done in Brisbane to writers who did bank robberies, jail breaks to Brisbane's first wholecars. Over 56000 words in this books so plenty to look and and pretty to read.
Published by ONE EIGHT THREE.
First published 2021. 2nd Press 2023.
All rights reserved.
Copyright © Jason Dax Woodward, 2021.
Excerpt.. "These artistic but anti-social tendencies of N.Y.C. graffiti writers translated well throughout the western adolescent world and graffiti painting practice exploded around the world from 1982 onwards. Interestingly, as the N.Y.C. Mayor and Transit Chief were desperately trying to rid the Metropolitan Transit Authority of graffiti on its rail network, it was exploding everywhere else like a global virus. The impetus that took that graffiti writing movement from New York City, across the western world was largely young people emulating what they had seen in movies and music video clips coming out. Kids in Dortmund, Germany were just as likely to copy the breakers in the “Buffalo Girls” music video clip as a kid from Brisbane."
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