Fullscreen
Books & Magazines October, 7 2009

Carhartt Presents: All City Writers by Andrea Caputo

The title “ALL CITY WRITERS” by Andrea Caputo describes a vast research project on the writing movement, focussing particularly on the process of its exportation from New York to the whole of Europe during the 80s. International crews, fanzine networks, inter-rail traveling are, among others, key chapters in which writers have become protagonists.

The whole project developed from the consideration that many of the stories that writers experience are just lost in time. Other than the pictures of their pieces, the adventures, and sensations a writer lives through often just disappear like so many other bits of oral culture. For that reason, “ALL CITY WRITERS” contains the largest contribution of texts ever published in this field. “ALL CITY WRITERS” tries to document the evolution and the consequences of a counter cultural phenomenon that over the course of a few decades provoked a change in the aesthetics and the rules of communication of modern day society.

The whole project developed from the consideration that many of the stories that writers experience are just lost in time. Other than the pictures of their pieces, the adventures, and sensations a writer lives through often just disappear like so many other bits of oral culture. For that reason, “ALL CITY WRITERS” contains the largest contribution of texts ever published in this field.

Since Carhartt has been a steady supporter of editorial projects focussing on graffiti, be it in the form of books, magazines, and fanzines, it was only natural to collaborate on “ALL CITY WRITERS” and to support its distribution.

“ALL CITY WRITERS” will be released on 7 November accompanied by a press conference as well as a exhibition and a release party in Milan. The book will be available at selected bookshops and Carhartt retailers and of course at all Carhartt Stores. A European exhibition series with the participation of “ALL CITY WRITERS” contributors at selected Carhartt Stores will follow in early 2010.

A look inside the book follows after the jump.

Comments

Close

Selectism