Begr does it simple and clean, video by Bazookafilms77
While we where working on the book 3 LETTERS we also recorded this short documentary about EGS. We hooked up with him in his studio, walked the streets of Helsinki and ended up in an old abandoned factory in Tallinn, Estonia. Get to know how it all started in Helsinki, how people started interrailing and building up a international network and of course how he got the name EGS.
3 LETTERS BOOK – LIMITED EDITION
In may we released the 3 LETTERS book,a 160 pages book documenting the works of EGS from 1993-2014 and today we released the limited edition which is only available in three copies: E, G and S. The limited edition books comes with a special silver grey cover and with four extra pages inside handmade by the artist which makes all books exclusive and one of a kind. Next to the book you will also get a signed original ink drawing (210x260mm). Everything comes in a handmade box with screen printed cover. The limited edition books is “numbered” E, G and S. A real collectors item.
The limited edition books and the first print is available in our shop (World Wide flat rate shipping)
We are proud to announce the release of 3 LETTERS, a 160 pages book about the Finnish graffiti artist EGS. Official release May 24 at Make Your Mark gallery, Helsinki. The book will be available online the same date and we will have a second release and art show in Stockholm May 30 at Ljunggren Bar.
For the last 25 years he has been writing his 3 letters on walls and trains all over the world. With a passion for traveling EGS has spread his name in over 40 countries the last decades and that also made him the most internationally recognised Finnish graffiti artist. Starting his graffiti career in Helsinki during the late 1980s he was a part of the first Finnish graffiti wave. Always looking for new places to explore EGS is still traveling to explore the world and leave his mark in new places. During the last years you also have been able to see his works in museums and galleries around the world.
The book 3 LETTERS is a documentation of works by Finnish graffiti artist EGS from 1993-2014 and contains pieces on walls, trains combined with sketches and his unique styled ink drawings. The book is available exclusively through www.spraydaily.com and his agent Make Your Mark gallery in Helsinki. Foreword by Paavo Arhinmäki, The Minister of Culture and Sport, Finland 2011-2014. Printed in a first edition of 450 copies.
A limited edition of three books, signed and numbered by the artist will also be available. The limited edition features a silver cover, original artworks inside and comes in a hand made box.
When did you start writing: around 86/87
What’s graffiti for you: It is a great way to be creative, travel and socialize.
Influences: So many people. Every day someone new picks up a can for the first time and will one day impress you. That is a great thing about graffiti.
Quantity vs quality: I don’t care! Some people made their mark with a couple of amazing pieces and some with zillions of tags. For me they are both impressive.
Future plans: A book coming out this month from Spray Daily Publishing. Travel and paint in new cities and countries. Showing my work this year in Helsinki, Stockholm, Basel, Tirana, Amsterdam…