@149st has complied a list of our favorite publications on the topic of aerosol art. These publications have been selected based on print and photo quality, editorial integrity. @149st however, does not vouch for the business practices of these publications.
This is a magazine, Web forum featuring commentary from top New York writers.
Online magazine focused on women in graffiti and street art
DAY IN THE LYFE
Graffiti art magazine
This is a German Hip Hop magazine covering all aspects of U.S. and European Hip Hop. It often puplishes items related to the New York Graffiti scene. High quality production. Text is only in German.
Publication features graffitti and underground culture
Online graffiti art magazine
Voice of street art and the lifestyle that surrounds it
Their two special New York City issues are collectors items.
FOUR Gs MAGAZINE
Graffiti art magazine
Put together by New York City writer POEM FX. Loaded with great photos and interviews.
Currently not in production, but back issues are worth picking up.
Highly polished magazine
publishes a semi-annual review dealing with graffiti, photography and graphic design. (Italian and English text)
This is a British publication which mainly focuses on European graffiti. Excellent quality all around. Issue 14 focuses on New York City and is a definite collectors item. Very impressive publication.
No longer in production, but issues are highly collectable. The first zine on writing. Founded by David Schmidlapp with contributuins from style pioneer PHASE 2. You are not going to get it any more real than this.
A hot New York Centric digital magazine features photos and interviews with many old school writers.
Liquidteks on Facebook
Link to issue # 5
Originally focused exclusively on graffiti; this publication has evolved into an urban life style magazine covering fashion, music, art, graffiti and general interest topics. The high end design, layout, photography and print production sets this publication apart from most graffiti magazines.
ON THE GO
Produced by Philly graffiti legend ESPO.
No longer in production, but back issues are worth picking up.
This magazine from Berlin features literally hundreds of full color photos of paintings on German trains and walls. This publication also features interviews with writers. Text is in German and English.
QUALITY OF LIFE
No longer in production. This New Jersey publication features plenty of freight cars as well as old New York City subway photos. They frequently secure interviews with famous writers of bygone eras.
Quality of Life P.O. Box 243, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
No longer in production. This publication often featured the work of New York artists. If you can find old issues they are worth picking up.
No longer in production, but issues are highly collectable. Was the best publication of its kind. With staff members active in many aspects of street culture, this publication "kept it real".
Stress focused on political, social and economic aspects of New York's ghetto neglected by most publications. Needless to say every issue had loads of vintage subway photos and interviews with top writers.
This publication from Milan, Italy, features graffiti on subway systems across the globe. Citys such as Milan, Berlin, Rome, New York, London and Paris. SubwayNet is a pureist's magazine, they only publish photographs of graffiti on subways, walls are not featured. The magazine is printed on high quality stock and in full color. SubwayNet limits written content allowing for hundreds of photos per issue.
The Swedish publication, Underground Productions features high quality photographs and in depth articles on the Swedish graffiti movement. UP also frequently features work from other locations including New York. High quality printing. Text in English.
For a listing of international publications visit Art Crimes.
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