This is a rare, one of a series of high-quality sketchbooks, aimed at a young audience of graffiti fans, plus graphic designers/students inspired by street art/graffiti and anyone who buys street art books.
Each sketchbook has a 4-colour cover depicting a specially commissioned artwork by a well-known artist.
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing; 1st edition (1 April 2008)
Language : English
Paperback : 200 pages
ISBN-10 : 1856695441
ISBN-13 : 978-1856695442
Dimensions : 27.31 x 2.54 x 19.05 cm
Darbotz loves Jakarta very much. For him, the traffic jam, the chaos and the hecticness of Jakarta must be faced by him everyday. That which bring out his visual character of his work. The cumi (squid). A character describes his alter ego in facing the hard city. He began to make his character on the street in 2004, the character itself always evolve, its like the dynamic of urban society, always evolve. He also one of the founder of Tembokbomber.com, one of the biggest street art and graffiti community in Indonesia. His visualization style is very distinctive and unique. Darbotz solely uses black and white and a bit of accentuation. This is part of strategy that he uses when work on the streets. Black and white becomes the cure of urban festive colors with a variety of advertising products such as billboards, neon box, and city lights. By using simple color, the picture that he made in the wall able to take the attention in the middle of visual density. Besides working on the street, works of darbotz also attract the attention of some big companies to cooperate. Nike, Google chrome and other companies use darbotz’s work to collaborate. Moreover, darbotz also produce clothing and merchandise product with character that he developed. Through this way the darbotz character transformed in various media as the same citizen who spread and become part of urban culture.