RackGaki: Japanese graffiti

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Laurence King, Apr 15, 2007 - Art - 111 pages
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The first book to cover the graffiti scene in Japan and featuring specially created photos, Rackgaki is a must-have for graphic designers, graffiti and street art fans and those interested in contemporary Asian art.Dedicated to the rackgaki (graffiti) scene, Rackgaki showcases the creativity within this new and relatively unexplored form of contemporary Japanese art and illustrates the work of the major artists or writers working in Japan today. Interviews plus the authors' own experiences fill out a picture of an art form at the edge and often at odds with police and civic authorities.The DVD included provides 35 minutes of voice-over and trip-hop soundtrack--a full immersion into the subculture that is Japanese graffiti.

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Review: Rackgaki (includes DVD): Japanese Graffiti

User Review  - Mariam - Goodreads

an excellent look into the birth and evolution of japanese graffiti and it's influences. dvd compliments the text well and provides insight for the motivations and inspirations of the artists. Read full review

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Ryo Sanada and Suridh Hassan of Studio Rarekwai specialize in the promotion of international culture and music through documentary production and film. Their documentary film on Japanese Hip-Hop culture-Scratching the Surface: Japan-has been broadcast across Europe. This was followed by successful screenings at the 12th Raindance Film Festival in London and the Vancouver International Hip-Hop Film Festival.

Ryo Sanada and Suridh Hassan of Studio Rarekwai specialize in the promotion of international culture and music through documentary production and film. Their documentary film on Japanese Hip-Hop culture-Scratching the Surface: Japan-has been broadcast across Europe. This was followed by successful screenings at the 12th Raindance Film Festival in London and the Vancouver International Hip-Hop Film Festival.

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