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First issue of Underground Productions

Have you ever wondered how the first issue of Underground Productions looked like!? Well here it is, recorded by Betongliv.com! The magazine was released in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden and did exist until 2012!

Times change, and with them the graffiti scene. It’s been 23 years since UP’s first issue hit the streets. When we started in the spring of 1992, shortly after the very first Swedish graffiti magazines Trains/Sniart and Kilroy, there was no internet nor hardly any books about graffiti. All information, images and interviews, were worth their weight in gold. Anyone who sat on contacts to writers in other cities and countries ruled. The graffiti magazines arose from an existing net work of photo traders that spread images and information in and outside of the scene. After only a few weeks after number 1 came out we received letters from readers in Australia.
Interest was high for what happened in other places. In Sweden we sold graffiti magazines from all over the world and abroad people asked for Swedish magazines.
Read the whole text about UP’s farewell here

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
Buy the book over here: moonspacebooks.com