Thursday, October 8, 2009

Label 228 Book



Label 228: A Street Art Project Book
is out now!
I'm in it! Whoo-Hoo!

Featuring:
Artists include:

Mecro, Downtimer, Mat Curran, Daniel Flores, Zoso, Aaron Kraten, Lightsleepers "Lofa," Sket one, Rupture, David Flores, Matt Linares, Kegr, Josh Taylor,Soule, Robots Will Kill!, Nano, Wreck One, Dolla, and many more.

About the book:
Art is anywhere, anytime; it just depends on your viewpoint. Subway cars in the 1970s and 1980s became mobile murals in New York City. Not every artist can afford a canvas to create on; some people’s imagination exceeds their financial or physical means. Sometimes the canvas is bigger than ourselves. Look at Banksy or Michelangelo. Sometimes the canvas is really small.

And free. Complimentary of the U.S. Post Service.Label 228 is a gathering of street art executed on priority mail labels (Label 228, in the U.S.P.S. parlance) and displayed in public spaces. It’s a remarkably popular method of exposure featured by graffiti artists worldwide. These labels are free, portable, and quick and easy to exhibit, offering artists the chance to spend more time creating their work than if they were to paint and write directly on walls, vehicles, and public objects.

camden noir launched his Label 228 project by putting out a call to artists, asking them to send him their artwork or anything, for that matter, on priority mail labels. Within six months, he received over 500 labels from artists all over the world. At this point, he has over 1,500 labels from over 600 artists. This is a collection of the best of those labels, in a beautiful, full-color book.

About the author:
Upon graduating from high school in 2002, camden noir joined the U.S. Army and served on two overseas tours, spending time in both Afghanistan and Iraq. After ending his service with the military in 2006, he moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he now is a full-time student and freelance interior designer.

Available at:

Soft Skull Press

Amazon

and your local bookstores!

Read a great inteview by Peel Magazine and Camden here.
and
Juxtapoz magazine Review Here.



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