C-Mon Giveaway Extravaganza: Graffiti Edition.

Hey Folks:

This is a good one. The kind folks at Abrams have given me five (yes, five!) copies of Jay Edlin’s Graffiti 365 for giveaway on the blog. This is a hardback doozy (it retails for $32.50), clocking in at more than 700 pages and weighing as much as a small boar. It’s an excellent compendium of graffiti and street art: an exhaustive alphabetical gathering of the movement’s players, large and small, with lots of pictures to boot.

Leave a comment below and you could be one of five very lucky people.

xox,
C.

44 comments

  1. San-suzie

    I’ve never wanted anything as much as to be the proud parent of a little boar. I’d name her Chulita after one of my favorite dishes, Chuletas de Cerdo. Seriously, me need this book.

  2. howie

    That is the coolest giveaway to date. Except for that Dali Persistence of Time original 8)

    Though since my book collection was in storage and auctioned away last fall by the storage place I am suing not sure I want to collect much anymore. Possessions equal pain and suffering.

  3. reelaesthete

    given there’s so much graffiti to be found and looked at everyday in internetlandia– and part of the reason I’ve got a blog devoted to the subject– I always wonder about the point + purpose of books on the subject. I wonder what this one brings that others haven’t, too. curious.

  4. justin

    That looks incredibly rad. Me and the gf were watching “Exit Through the Gift shop” a few days back and I noticed that I need some quality graf books in my personal art book library

  5. May

    Please hurl this tome my way! I’m in college so obviously I’m too poor to afford 300 pound coffee table books on graffiti ;)

  6. jade

    HEEEYYYYY! YEAH, i am talking to you! you should pick me, i am very kind and would be oh so grateful, as any starving designer would be. just PICK ME OKAY!

  7. Tommi

    My mother loves graffiti. She promised to make a dress out of this book and wear it on my dad’s funeral.

  8. Daniel Feral

    That is a very cool book. I have been a lover and supporter of graffiti and street art since my youth. Currently I am a broke curator, starting up a new DIY venture called Pantheon Projects with my partner Joyce Manalo. We curated a large exhibition last spring in the Donnell Library space across from MoMA in Manhattan. As result, we have published a catalog, poster and now zines over the past 4 months. We are promoting many artists, writers, and photographers involved in the movement. Some of them are in this book. I really would love a copy! thanks for considering me. all best, daniel. 8+)

  9. William

    That is a very cool book. I have been a lover and supporter of graffiti and street art since my youth. Currently I am a broke artist, starting up a new DIY studio.I did a large exhibition last spring in the center of italy in perugia. As result, we havent published a catalog, poster or zines over the past 4 months, im basically just broke. I am promoting many artists, writers, and photographers involved in the movement. Some of them are in this book. I really would love a copy! thanks for considering me. all best, William. 8+)

  10. Ernie Paniccioli

    I worked with Jay on the photo selection of this book and several things stand out in my mind:
    1) He loves Graffiti
    2) He was deadly serious about the photo selection
    3) He knew his stuff, what he was looking for and what he wanted
    4) He worked very hard and very long to get the book deal, to keep the book deal and to make sure the finished product was up to his standards
    5) See # 1-He loves Graffiti.
    Ernie Paniccioli, Photographer.