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Darco – Code Art – Book

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"Darco - Code Art" | 2006Hardcover: 159 pages
Publisher: Editions Alternatives (16. February 2006)
Language: French
ISBN-10: 2862274755
ISBN-13: 978-2862274751
Dimension: 23 x 16,6 x 1,8 cm


Since 1984, Darco has left his name in spray paint on every surface he considered worthy of his mark and in just a handful of years he has become the leading trendset­ter in European graffiti styles.
Rigorously aesthetical and a true devo­tee of writing and lettering, Darco is a forerunner whose tortured style combines a burgeoning creativeness with typical Germanic meticulousness.
Of Franco-German origins, Darco is an international graffiti artist who has travelled worldwide on a quasi-mystical quest for the perfect letter.

The Author
Born in Germany in 1968, Darco was raised in the Paris suburbs where, at the beginning of the 80s, he became interes­ted in Graffiti and he quickly developed a personal style that was in many ways similar to “3D” graphic art notably in the way he outlined his work. A Graffiti pioneer in France, he specialised in lettering, and quickly became a trend-setter for a whole generation of European artists.
A leading-light in the Graffiti world, Darco was one of the first writers to vindicate and assume total responsibility for his status as artist/author.