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review 2017-10-29 15:59
From the Platform 2: More NYC Subway Graffiti, 1983–1989
From the Platform 2: More NYC Subway Graffiti, 1983–1989 - Paul Cavalieri,Kenny Cavalieri,Henry Chalfant

BLURB:

 

This is a nostalgic, visual account of the best time and place to be a graffiti writer. In the 1980s, brothers Kenny, a.k.a. KEY, and Paul, a.k.a. CAVS, immersed themselves in the graffiti scene in the Boogie Down Bronx, dutifully photographing hundreds of pieces on now-discontinued MTA subway cars and capturing their proud comrades before, during, and after the act. “Bombing” “White Elephants” with their pilot markers and documenting them with their cameras, which they always carried, they were on the ride of their lives—until 1989, when the last painted train was removed from service. Tags by names like QUIK, IZTHEWIZ, and many others appear here in color exposures, and dozens of artists share stories and drop knowledge with no filter. A foreword by graffiti historian Henry Chalfant, coproducer of Style Wars—the seminal documentary on New York graffiti and hip-hop culture—kicks things off.

 

REVIEW:

 

I have always loved graffiti. I live near two cities that both sport a lot of graffiti. I never tire from seeing it. 

 

I really enjoyed this coffee table book. It is amazing what someone can create with some spray paint. I can only imagine the amount of time and dedication it took for the brothers to photograph all these subway car masterpieces. The text boxes tell the story of their jouney.

 

 

Highly recommended.

 

REVIEW copy provided by Edelwiess.

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text 2017-03-01 15:35
My February 2017
The Policewoman - Justin W. M. Roberts
Pride and Prejudice - Manga - Morpheus Studios,Po Tse,Jane Austen
Thief of Lies - Brenda Drake
Graffiti (and Other Poems) - Savannah Brown,ed stockham
Harables: Short Stories 2 (Volume 2) - Haidji
Harry Potter: Die Märchen von Beedle dem Barden / Wilharm: Ein Klassiker aus der Zaubererwelt von Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
Guardian of Secrets - Brenda Drake
Gone Wild - Jodi Lundgren
Der Schneeleopard - Tess Gerritsen,Andreas Jäger
The Policewoman - 4.5 stars
Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice - 5 stars
Thief of Lies - 4.5 stars
Graffiti (and Other Poems) - 4.5 stars
Harables: Short Stories 2 - 4 stars
Die Märchen von Beedle dem Barden - 5 stars
Guardian of Secrets - 3 stars
Gone Wild - 2 stars
Der Schneeleopard - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: The Policewoman, Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice, Graffiti (and Other Poems), Der Schneeleopard

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Everything Reminds You of Something Else, Entsetzen

 

I just need to stare at the amount of books I read this month. Granted, one of them I read all through january and finished on the first of february. Some of them are very short books or poetry. But damn, I finished 9 books this month. Even though there was a lot going on and a lot of running around from one appointment to the next.

Qualitiy wise, I only didn't really enjoy two of the books I read, the rest of them were really freaking great.

I'm trying to keep my hopes up, cause I don't think I will keep up with the reading pace I had in february. But man, if would be great if march were amazing like that.

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review 2017-02-12 14:59
Graffiti (And Other Poems)
Graffiti (and Other Poems) - Savannah Brown,ed stockham

Man, am I glad that I purchased the book. I'm kinda kicking myself that I didn't get the actual book, but just the ebook.

 

But no matter the format, this book was just beautiful. The illustrations where just super cute. And the writing. So amazing. I seriously loved all these poems so much, there wasn't one that didn't touch me for some reason. So many of them were so relatable.

 

Ah, I'm just in love. I can't wait to read more from her.

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text 2017-02-11 23:05
Reading progress update: I've read 60 out of 80 pages.
Graffiti (and Other Poems) - Savannah Brown,ed stockham

I'm in love with every page in this book.

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text 2017-02-08 13:08
Reading progress update: I've read 26 out of 80 pages.
Graffiti (and Other Poems) - Savannah Brown,ed stockham

I know I could finish this in one sitting, but I really wanna take my time with it and enjoy every page, cause that is happening right now. I love every page. I love every poem so far, I love the little illustrations. I LOVE THIS.

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