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By Michael Sachse
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About


The Making of the Book

"Baltimore Graffiti" is a photo documentary of Baltimore's graffiti scene from 2011-2014. Over the past 4 years I've taken over 45,000 images and cataloged more than 400 graffiti artists. I wanted to give the most honest view into a graffiti community I could, so I took pictures of everything. Unlike other projects on graffiti that focus on the best of the best or a select few; I've created an open window into a period of time in Baltimore's graffiti world. Follow me through my journey and see what really goes on in Baltimore city right under your feet. 

The final edit of the book is a beautiful 12" x 12" format consisting of 208 full color pages, 4000+ images, and more than 140 artist pages. Also I've added a section that illustrates what makes Baltimore graffiti hand styles unique within the growing world of graffiti.

This project began as a way for me to expand on my studio practice as an artist and recent graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). I felt nobody had ever given Baltimore the attention it deserves in the graffiti world and I wanted to capture what makes Baltimore graffiti unique. 

See a copy of the finished book

ATOMIC BOOKS in Hampden has been really helpful. They have a copy by the bar in the back for people to see. Just ask to see a copy of Baltimore Graffiti and while you're there grab a drink at the bar. What book store can you see amazing books and have a beer? CHECK IT OUT!!!


Images

CONTENTS: Full list of artist pages.
CONTENTS: Full list of artist pages.
Pixel Pancho and 2501 on an old car.
Pixel Pancho and 2501 on an old car.
NSF 20th Anniversery in Baltimore
NSF 20th Anniversery in Baltimore
MODE artist page
MODE artist page
Later - Each artist page contains examples of that artists work from tags and stickers to more complex pieces.
Later - Each artist page contains examples of that artists work from tags and stickers to more complex pieces.
Many pages like this one contain images from around the city to give context to the other images you'll see throughout the book.
Many pages like this one contain images from around the city to give context to the other images you'll see throughout the book.
Take a walk through Baltimore's graffiti scene with your copy of "Baltimore Graffiti".
Take a walk through Baltimore's graffiti scene with your copy of "Baltimore Graffiti".

 Thank You.

For those of you interested thank you for helping spread the word and making this project a reality. I can't express how happy I am to see so many people interested in Baltimore and its graffiti scene.

-Michael Sachse

Risks and challenges

I do not foresee any real challenges with completing this project. The book is finished and requires minimal editing to ensure printing is done properly. I have a printer ready to work with me and insure my needs are met. The books will be shipped directly to my home. Upon receiving the final product It may take a few weeks to process the book orders, however my wife and I are ready to ship. If you have any other concerns please E-mail me I'll be happy to answer your questions.

MichaelESachse@gmail.com

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