Smash 137: Smash Proof

Smash 137: Smash Proof

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  • Publisher: From Here to Fame
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 10mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN 10: 393794656X
  • ISBN 13: 9783937946566
  • Illustrations note: 500
  • Sales rank: 268,650

Product description

Smash 137, considered one of Europes best active style writers hails from Basel in Switzerland. He is renowned for his unique, super fresh letter styles and color combinations that are constantly changing and evolving. Never content to rest on his reputation or in-vogue styles and colors, he keeps busy, mixing it up and pushing it to the limit. It can be said that no two Smash pieces look the same and perhaps it is this versatility that keeps him one step ahead of the game. Like many others of his generation he owes early inspiration to the graffiti bible Subway Art and his local graffiti scene. The sheer volume of his work is mind boggling; the quality however is never compromised. With fame as an incentive, he has gained street credibility on the streets of his native Basel doing pieces and writing trains since 1990. In 2000, he started studying graphic design in Zurich, Switzerland further developing his love and understanding of typography. His work has been picked up by galleries worldwide and he has travelled the world painting large scale commissions and attending graffiti jams. These days he is affiliated with the art collectives The Invisible Heroes and Krauts Gallery. Be sure to check out his sketch blog, www.smashtrash.net. Its a bona fide account of the developmental process of a graffiti master and typographic specialist. Within the sketches you can see the different experiments, thought processes, tangents, successes and failures that he makes on his journey. SMASH 137- smash proof, is an exciting look at the world of current graffiti talent and practices. A true inspiration for writers to see one of their own celebrated in his prime. Smash 137 is an impressive talent, with a bright future ahead. Keep an eye on him as he takes graffiti and street art to the next

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