This is the second volume of the DECADES book trilogy (vol. 1 1990-2000 / vol. 3 2010-2020) presenting 30 years of graffiti in Berlin. With a selection from thousands of photos, a picture of the development of the graffiti subculture in Berlin emerges in an authentic way. In addition, a variety of personal texts by the authors give an intimate insight into their experiences and perspectives. On the one hand, these texts convey a very vivid picture of the life of the Berlin graffiti scene, on the other hand, they allow the reader to experience the Berlin of days gone by.
This second volume contains portraits with many photos and personal texts or comments of the following graffiti authors and crews:
CHIKA, CO2, DIKE, DROW, EHSONE, EXOT, FLS, GATE, HK, KAMEL43, KAZE, METRO, MR.IX, MRN, NERZ, PACK, PAST2, RELAX, RINO, ROGER, SABE, SMASH, SKAR, SKEY, SPAIR, TFZ, TIER + P. BERG special with a text by MC BOMBER
Also included in the book are mixed chapters with hundreds of photos of many other graffiti writers and crews from the 00s.
Berlin graffiti in the 00s is characterised by transformation and further development. Many writers from the 90s have given up painting illegal graffiti, a few have stayed and especially many people from the eastern part of the city have followed suit. After the "wild style dictate" of the 90s, the forms of letter design are now pluralising. The repression against illegal graffiti and the professionalisation of writers in dealing with it are increasing, and the number of graffiti on trains is rising enormously. So a lot of the illustrations in the book deal again with the discipline of train writing.
Another major theme in DECADES 2, is the massive change in the appearance of Berlin, especially in the eastern part of the city. The brown, crumbling façades and the gaps between buildings are disappearing along with the fire walls. With them, graffiti streetpieces of an entire decade are being lost. Prenzlauer Berg is particularly affected; in no other place in Berlin is the radical transformation of the city as clear as here. Berlin is getting its new hip face.
The writers portrayed in this volume talk about their personal development, their perception of the change in the city and how the styles and the aesthetic evaluation of these have affected their artistic work and the angles of view. The result is another comprehensive work with deep insights into the different characters, ways of thinking and lives of the protagonists depicted.
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