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Old Bones – The Original Ironlak Team

In late 2006, Ironlak spray paint had been on store shelves for about two years, and was starting to gain momentum. As a brand built by writers, we were always working with our peers to improve what we were doing, and make the product better for everyone painting with it. Supporting writers is embedded in our DNA, so at that time we decided to put together an official team to rep the brand – just like a sponsored skateboard team. We called upon our five favourite Australian graffiti artists and the ‘Ironlak Team’ was formed.

Sofles, Tues, Sirum, Linz, and Reals got down – long-lasting friendships were forged, and walls around Australia were made brighter. As the team evolved into the Ironlak Family, and the years clocked on, there has always been a sense of nostalgia associated with those early days of Lak. Memories of good times spent, that could probably fill many pages of a book some day. In the spirit of those good ol’ days, the original five dusted off those old bones, and caught up on Australia’s Gold Coast to reminisce and rock a quick wall together. No frills, just quick and funky graffiti letters.

Cartel 29: Le livre

The Cartel 29 presents his first book: more than 15 years of history on 416 pages and 1000 pics.
In 2014, Cartel 29 celebrates its fifteen years and the idea to retranscribe this adventure through a book was obvious for us. Two working years were necessary: a whole year for the photo archive, and a second one for the design and the layout. Today the book is finally ready to be print!

The book is divided into three big periods from 1999 to nowadays, which represent the main evolutions of the team, from Brest to Paris, Nantes, Cherbourg, Lyon. Each periods consist of photos – among which certain unpublished works – atmosphere, chromium, frescoes and some concepts.

We chose to publish our book through a crowd funding to control the editorial line to the end. For better tracking and quality, we chose to print the book in Brittany – France. 

Check out the pre-sale here: kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/cartel-29-le-livre