In the graffiti underground, Piece Books—or sketch books—have been a secret weapon for the mysterious artists who pioneered the culture back in 1970s New York. Reebok explores this history through the eyes of graffiti legends like Cope 2, Erni “Paze” Vales, West, SP.One, Wane COD, Rime MSK, Chino BYI, Ewok 5MH, PEZ, How and Nosm.
In part two of Reebok’s Piece Book series, we discover the important role that piecebooks—or sketchbooks–have played in the global expansion of graffiti culture. We learn the definition of what Classic means in writing culture via the distinct painting styles illustrated by artists like West, Cope 2, Ewok 5MH, PEZ, How and Nosm, Erni “Paze” Vales and more. With three books on the subject under their belt, David Vilorente / Chino BYI, and Sacha Jenkins SHR have presented the most definitive exploration of piecebook culture.
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