All you need to know about graffiti

The 22 year-old french graphic designer Benoit Ollive created a very funny and provocative piece. It’s sort of a manual which brings in its cover the following inscription: “all you need to know about graffiti is in this book”. Check out the content yourself. As people say, when it comes to practice, the theory is…

Word on the Streets

American poet Allen Ginsberg once stated that Richard Nagler’s photographs were “picture poems”. Indeed, the works presented by the American photographer on his third book can be interpreted as succinct haikus that spotlight the most deep human aspects. Word on the Street, first published by Heyday last November, is an assemblage of 70 pictures taken…

Surreal baby postcards

Some people collect coins, others prefer stamps or beer cans… as for James Birch, he collects old postal cards in which babies are seen in surreal situations. That unusual hobby eventually produced the book Babylon: Surreal Babies, a compilation of these odd pieces published by Dewi Lewis Publishing, and commented by art critic George Melly.…

The world according to Dran

I Love My World is the name of the newest book by French artist Dran, released last week by the also French publisher Edition Populaire. The book marks the sixth publication on his career, bringing a nice collection of his satirical artworks, always pointed at today’s society. With simple, direct traces, Dran communicates a naivety…

Amazing illustrations by Shout

Born in Pordenone, in 1977, Alessandro Gottardo is better known as Shout. The nickname couldn’t be more ironic, since his works, characterized by simple traces, surreal themes and a multiplicity of meanings, seem to whisper in the viewer’s ears. His subtle work, however, doesn’t lack in strength. After all, the artist has won several prizes,…

Decorated Japanese manholes

Although manholes have a big role on the great urban machinery, these heavy metal shapes usually pass by unnoticed on our daily routines. But things are different on the other side of the world. On his project Drainspotting, English Remo Camerota collects images of diverse beautifully decorated Japanese manholes. The pictures were also gathered on…