RELEASE: Train Track Memories

Fredag 28:e september kör vi releasefest för boken TRAIN TRACK MEMORIES på HL Gallery. I samband med releasen öppnar vi också en tre veckors fotoutställning med bilder ur boken. Releasefest och vernissage fredag 28 september kl. 18.00-21.00. Utställningen pågår 28 september – 18 oktober.

HL Gallery/Store
St Eriksgatan 64, Stockholm
Öppet: Mån-Fre 11.30 – 18.00, Lör 11.30 – 16.00, Sön: Stängt.


A book about Stockholm train writing by Leo Rivinoja (Incognito Magazine) and Björn Engberg.

The idea to write your name on a train and watch it roll through the city, first became popular in New York in the early seventies. The phenomenon appeared in Stockholm about fifteen years later, since then the city's subway and commuter trains have been painted frequently. But one important thing has changed since the mid-eighties – train writing today attracts little attention.
   Once painted trains could roll throughout the city for months, now they are generally taken out of service immediately. The paintings are removed before hardly anyone other than their originators and a couple of rail workers have seen them. What was once a public art form available for everyone to see, has become a private game only accessible to the players.

This collection of private pictures and personal stories from some of the most prolific writers in the history of Stockholm is an attempt to yet again make train writing visible to the general public. The book features writers like Akay, Ape, Beges, Detch, Erir, Healr, Hnr, Kaos, Ribe, Rilo, Skil, Termit, Terror, Triss & Weston.

2 kommentarer:

rebozilla from sydney said...

Yes hello when does this book come out?
Do you ship to Australia? I would really like to buy this book - I think p-tag trains are very cool and I have always liked Stockholm graff.

Jonas said...

Hi Rebozilla,
please contact and they will calculate a price for shipping and tell you how to order.

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