World Piecebook: Global Graffiti Drawings

I’m fortunate enough to count some truly remarkable artists among some of my closest friends. One of those friends is none other than the legendary David “Chino” Villorente. Dave is a true master of the art form and one of the dudes that’s been able to take his love for this and extend it to another plateau though the Piecebook Series, done by him and another friend of mine, Ego Trip’s Sacha Jenkins. The third installment of the series, World Piecebook: Global Graffiti Drawings showcases artists from 30 different countries from around the globe. Published by Prestel, this 120 page hardcover book is like a visual wet-dream to me, and it features prominently my all-time favorite European artist, Copenhagen’s own Bates AIO. As someone who appreciates and sees the perfection within the imperfections, Bates is one of those artists that is so clean and precise that it basically hurts my heart and makes me want to cry.

For those that like graffiti, “street art” (whatever the fuck that shit is,) nice books, pretty pictures, or just want to seem hipper than hip, you should purchase a copy of World Peace Book today and then you’ll already start amassing cool points the moment you click the button. But don’t do it just cause I said so…

Bates IAO (Copenhagen)

Lemon (Central Europe)

Great AIO (Copenhagen)

Shok (UK)

RIP Penny.


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