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Blackbook Croatia: Works of Croatian graffiti scene gathered in book for first time

Blackbook Croatia: First time works of Croatian graffiti scene combined in a book

(Photo: Blackbook Croatia)

Promotion of the book “Blackbook Croatia” in which 192 works by the best Croatian graffiti artists are presented. 

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in KGZ – Marin Držić Library on Ulica grada Vukovara 222, there will be a promotion of Blackbook Croatia, a book by the editorial team of Matija Vnučec, Alen Miller and Krešimir Golubić which is published by Digital Graffiti.

Blackbook Croatia: First time works of Croatian graffiti scene combined in a book

Matija Vnučec, Alen Miller and Krešimir Golubić (Photo: Blackbook Croatia)

For the first time, the book gathers the works of almost the entire Croatian graffiti scene. The works are presented through the most intimate part of each graffiti artist – their sketches which help artists embark on a journey of perfecting their performance skills and personal style of their graffiti murals. 

Blackbook Croatia: First time works of Croatian graffiti scene combined in a book

(Photo: Blackbook Croatia)

The book presents 192 artists with 192 works collected in the period from summer 2020 to autumn 2021. 

More about the book itself was revealed to us by the authors Matija Vnučec and Alen Miller.

Blackbook Croatia: First time works of Croatian graffiti scene combined in a book

Alen Miler, Matija Vnucec, Kresimir Golubic (Photo: Blackbook Croatia)

“The idea for this project arose in the summer of 2020 after returning from one graffiti festival and browsing our blackbooks in which we collected works by other fellow graffiti artists. Because there is no such edition in Croatia that encompasses the whole scene, so we came up with the idea to collect works of as many Croatian artists as possible and make a book out of it.

Blackbook Croatia: First time works of Croatian graffiti scene combined in a book

(Photo: Blackbook Croatia)

Although the response was excellent and most of the colleagues we suggested the idea to supported us, the collection of materials took almost a year, and the whole situation was complicated by the situation with COVID and lockdowns, but also the fact that some artists have moved out in recent years from Croatia and today live in Germany, Ireland and the likes. 

Blackbook Croatia: First time works of Croatian graffiti scene combined in a book

(Photo: Blackbook Croatia)

After almost a year and a half from the initial idea today with pride we can present a book that we are very happy with because it is in it gathered over 90% of people who deal with this specific branch of art. The book contains works by 192 street artists from Croatia, and it is interesting that each page is unique and special in its own way, from sketches drawn only in pencil to full colour pages painted with markers, watercolours and other techniques. 

Blackbook Croatia: First time works of Croatian graffiti scene combined in a book

(Photo: Blackbook Croatia)

The book itself is a homage to the people who are at the beginning of creating the scene, to artists who are currently active to present their own works, but also a stimulus and an idea for the development of individual style for all future graffiti artists. 

Blackbook Croatia: First time works of Croatian graffiti scene combined in a book

(Photo: Blackbook Croatia)

Blackbook Croatia: First time works of Croatian graffiti scene combined in a book

(Photo: Blackbook Croatia)

On the day of the book promotion in the KGZ – Marin Držić Library, there will be an accompanying exhibition of original sketches collected by the authors through working on the book, and since they are exhibited in the window itself, people will also be able to enjoy them outside library hours.

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