The Bronx, Detroit & South Africa: Past, Present & Future of Graffiti

The Bronx, Detroit & South Africa

Three New Titles Celebrate the Past, Present, and Future of Graffiti

Atglen, PA–Following on the acclaimed success of BLADE: King of Graffiti and DON1: The King from Queens, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of three more graffiti titles that cover the past, present, and future of graffiti art in three diverse locations. Here are more details on these new releases:

Under the Bridge: The East 238th Street Graffiti Hall Of FameJoin Paul “Cavs” Cavalieri on a journey through graffiti history and the evolution of a major cultural landmark. In this account, Cavs shares his experiences under the Bronx’s East 238th Street bridge, which over the years has become a Bronx “Graffiti Hall of Fame,” through an astonishing, lifelong photographic diary. From the late 1950s to the 1990s, graffiti artists would congregate here to express themselves by unleashing their creative energy. In this adopted home away from home, generations of graffiti artists formed bonds as well as rivalries. Take in four decades’ worth of work from prolific artists including Boots119, Sent, and Sien5. Also represented are graffiti writers from the Woodlawn and Wakefield neighborhoods, connected by the famous concrete viaduct built between 1929 and 1931, as well as unique and personal insights into successive generations of crews, such as a recent, major contributor from Matilda Avenue.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 489 color photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764345920 | Binding: hard cover | $39.99

Detroit GraffitiIn the past three or four years, Detroit has become a “spraycation” spot for graffiti artists. Formerly known as the automotive capital of the world, the media now refers to the Motor City as a bankrupt ruin—a shadow of its former self. Thanks to the city’s street artists, however, Detroit is experiencing an artistic renaissance. The author has recorded the work produced by these graffiti writers and documented the evolution of Detroit street art culture in more than a dozen neighborhoods in and around this resilient Midwest city between 2008 and 2013. This photographic dossier is the first book to exclusively feature graffiti from Detroit, where one in every five structures is vacant, abandoned, or dilapidated. As industry disappears, the number of vacant walls increases, drawing the attention of the most talented graffiti artists and writers on the planet.

Size: 12″ x 9″ | 511 color photos | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346880 | Binding: hard cover | $50.00



Graffiti South AfricaIn a visual feast, hundreds of vibrant images showcase the work of South Africa’s most influential graffiti artists, which will entertain and inspire graffiti enthusiasts and art fanatics all over the world. Selective interviews with major graffiti personalities reveal their passions and inspirations and cover all aspects of the movement, creating a true representation of its evolution. Initially unknown for its graffiti scene, South Africa has now become a prime destination for many renowned international graffiti writers. From underground tunnels and abandoned buildings to train yards and townships, local writers, each with their own distinct style, spread their work across the nation. Now, for the first time ever, the global spotlight can fall on these talented artists.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 354 color photos | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346576 | Binding: hard cover | $45.00


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