NY’s Poster Boy has book on the way titled “Poster Boy: The War of Art” (A title which reminds me of this book).
It’s due out on March 2nd, here’s and excerpt from the Amazon.com description:
Poster Boy tweaks corporate copy, replacing it with incisive and playful puns and turns of phrase rich with innuendo and political punch. Beautiful models turn ghastly and iconic spokespeople become the mouthpieces for Poster Boy’s ideas. Poster Boy: The War of Art collects his best work yet.
“A Love Letter For You – Brick Valentines On The Philly Skyline” documents the art and the neighborhood that inspired this ambitious public art project.
In 1984 Steve Powers started climbing rooftops in his neighborhood and painting his alias ESPO as a dues paying member of the ICY graffiti club. 25 years later he returned home to Philadelphia in the summer of 2009 to write a love letter across the same rooftops facing the Market-Frankford line. The letter, meant for one, with meaning for all, encompasses 50 walls on a 20 block stretch of market street. Drawing input, inspiration, and work from the community Powers created a letter to and from west Philly. This unprecedented public art project was a collaboration of Powers, The Mural Arts Program, and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. It required 1200 cans of spray paint, 800 gallons of bucket paint, and the skilled hands of 20 of the finest spray painters in America, who Powers put into the legendary ICY club.
Sacha Jenkins and Dave “CHINO BYI” Villorente, promoting Piecebook: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers, hit up the Complex Mag headquarters for a photo shoot and/or a“bukkake” (Watch the video and you’ll get the reference). Including DOC TC5, KAVES, STEM, CES and KEO.
Check out this footage of graffiti writer Rob SOD reminiscing about his encounter with “Joe Blow” aka Joseph Rivera of the NYPD. Officer Rivera wrote the book “Vandal Squad” a graffiti book seen through pigs eyes from the law enforcement perspective.
TDot photographer Steve Carty has just released his first book titled Positives. The book details Carty’s over 20 years behind the lens, taking photo’s of the entertainment industries brightest stars, classic album covers and much more.
“A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples’ Organized Crime System”
Gomorrah, the acclaimed Italian crime-drama from director Matteo Garrone and the Grand Prix winner at last year’s Festival de Cannes, has just earned the stamp of approval from Martin Scorsese.
The film which is in theaters now, carries the presentation credit “Martin Scorsese Presents”.
Gomorrah, based on the book of the same name by Roberto Saviano, offers an inside look at the Camorra, a mafia-like criminal organization originating in the region of Campania and the city of Naples in Italy. It is Italy’s official submission in the Academy Awards’ foreign-language film category.
“Matteo Garrone’s ‘Gomorrah’ is a tough, forceful look at the Neapolitan underworld, I admire the bluntness of this picture and the devotion of Garrone and his actors in their pursuit of a terrible truth. Gomorrah is despairing, but it’s also enlightening and, because of its frankness, strangely heartening.” – Martin Scorsese
Check out the New Yorker review here and then the trailer: