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Since when is Brasilian Graff JUST Sao Paulo?
on October 30, 2005
This is a nice book and all - the photographs are of high quality and the writing is relativley on point - but there is one glaring problem with the book. Considering that the title of the book is "Graffiti Brasil" I find it at the same time strange and disconcerting that all it ammounts to is a circle jerk for the Sao Paulo graff scene.
Although littered with great shots of murals, throwups and pichacao from all over SP there are only a handfull of photos from Rio, Salvador, Minas, Curitiba or any of the other large cities in Brasil that sustain their own very unique scenes. And, to add insult to injury, the pictures collected of cities that are NOT Sao Paulo are shots of some of the most widley seen graffiti in each city. Hell, the one shot of any Bahian graffiti is a small piece of a huge mural in the middle of the tourist section of old town Salvador. Good job Tristian Marco, way to really go looking for new, unknown and unique pieces.
If you're a Paulista or are afflicted with the notion that Brasil doesnt exist outside of SP, this book should be great. But, if you want to actualy LEARN anything about Brasilian graff, you'd be better off saving the money from buying this book and putting it towards a plane ticket.