Thursday, May 13, 2010

Martha Cooper's Name Tagging Book Launch Party - This Saturday in NYC

Name Tagging Book Launch Party
Saturday, May 15, 2010 5PM - 8PM

Martha Cooper's NAME TAGGING Book Launch at Obey Pop-Up NYC

Obey Pop Up Store NYC
151 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002 (directions)

Join Mark Batty Publisher, Martha Cooper and OBEY for a legendary party celebrating a legend herself - and her new book: NAME TAGGING There will be books to buy and be signed, lots of free Stella Artois BEER, MUSIC from DB of Breakbeat Science and some well-known faces in the world of URBAN ART. This is a PREVIEW PARTY of the book even before it's launched or in stores - so make sure you grab yourself one of the limited copies at the event and get it signed by Martha. We'll also have copies of her other MBP book, "Going Postal" on-hand.

ABOUT THE BOOK: In NAME TAGGING, graffiti photography legend Martha Cooper presents a dizzying array of "Hello My Name Is" stickers adorned with tags, the origin of graffiti and today's street art cultures.

Cooper's introduction, artist interviews and photographs make clear how artists famed and anonymous take advantage of the accessibility and practicality of name tag stickers. From CLAW MONEY and NECK FACE to TWIST, SURE, FAUST, COSBE and many, many more, Cooper's camera has captured the artistry and audacity of these artists and their distinctive tags.

NAME TAGGING recognizes the variety and innovation of tags, crediting the form's history while demonstrating how old school methods breed some of today's most exciting graffiti.


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