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TagsAndThrows Vol.001
While working on the book TagsAndThrows vol. 001 we decided to make a short documentary about Thomas Karl-Johan Gunnarsson aka OKOK, the man behind TagsAndThrows. We joined him for a walk around Stockholm and talked about bombing, Instagram, internet fame and navigating through cities with the help of vandalism.

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TagsAndThrows Vol.001

In this volume, the first-ever book by TagsAndThrows, we have collected a selection of personal photos by Thomas Karl-Johan Gunnarsson a.k.a. OKOK, the man behind TagsAndThrows. The best hand styles from New York, São Paulo, Stockholm and Copenhagen, documented in black and white, showing not only the styles, but also the atmosphere and street life of those cities. The book spans over 136 pages and features a lot of well-known signatures like False, Klops, Ja, Guns, Katsu, Pear, Tomcat, Easer, Os Gemeos, Sliks, Alone and many more.

About TagsAndThrows
It all started during a trip to New York a few years ago. In the beginning TagsAndThrows was just a an easy way to share nice photos of OKOKs pictures of tags for friends via Instagram, but after two years the feed has grown into a full concept with almost 83.000 followers on Instagram, 5 short documentaries on Youtube, fanzines and now a book. The concept is easy, like the art form itself – the most beautiful tags in the world, documented in the most beautiful way possible. The monochrome images captures the simplicity and rawness of street bombin and has become the trademark for TagsAndThrows.

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Talking graffiti with OKOK

OKOK_TagsAndThrows_PortraitTell me a bit about your background. You have amassed quite a following with your Instagram account TagsAndThrows. What made you set out to create it?
I’m a 35-year-old life-loving artist and entrepreneur from Stockholm, Sweden. In November 2013, after independently working as a manager for music artists for eight years, I decided to fully focus on my own career. This includes me as the artist OKOK and my TagsAndThrows project.
TagsAndThrows is basically my love for the backbone of graffiti writing—tags and throw-ups—in a visual form. I’ve got an Instagram feed with 63,000 followers and more than one million views on YouTube of my short documentaries about graffiti bombers Alone, HNR, Guns, Ozone, Vanity, Bravo, and Lush. I created the feed because I believe that tags are [part of] one of the most interesting subcultures ever and I want to document this part of graffiti more beautifully than anyone else. I hope to give the people already down with bombing the best fix they can get, while at the same time educating people outside the culture. Read the rest of the interview here: www.style.com

Train Track Memories – video preview

Train Track Memories is a book about train writing in Stockholm, presenting exclusive pictures from 2012 and all the way back to the groovy mid-eighties.
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 memories 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.

ISBN: 978-91-980115-2-4
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