We ran into a good friend, David ‘Chino’ Villorente, a few weeks back and he let us know about his new project with writing partner Sacha Jenkins, World Piecebook: Global Graffiti Drawings. The book is the third in a series detailing the work of the greatest graffiti artists. This chapter shifts the focus to the world on the whole, including features on artists representing everywhere from Sweden to Puerto Rico.
Check out some details of the book below…
“World PieceBook: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers” is the third incarnation of the seminal and wildly original and popular graffiti books “PieceBook” and “PieceBook Reloaded: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers” by veteran graffiti scholars and practitioners Sacha Jenkins and David Villorente.
Published by Prestel and SHR Airlines, Jenkin’s imprint, the books gave insight into some of the practices of some of the world’s most well known graffiti artists via the black book, the sounding board for graffiti pieces. Included in the series were PINK, Lee Quinones, KEO, Blade & ESPO amongst dozens of writers your moms complained about while riding the IRT in the ’70s and ’80s.
This time round, however, Villorente and Jenkins take the show on the road by tapping writers around the world including graffiti artists from Korea, South Africa, Japan, Croatia, Israel and Greece, to list a few of the countries represented in the book. Many of the writers are also women and include MOTEL 7, KLOR and MAD C.
The book is available for purchase now: World Piecebook: Global Graffiti Drawings on Amazon.com.
For an in-depth interview with the two authors, click here: Sacha Jenkins & David Villorente Unleash “WorldPiece Book” (PHOTOS) | Global Grind.