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|Interview with Julien, one of the book's editor
How did you choose to put together, in the same
book, those two writers, Nasty and Slice?
We choose to put them together because they had a long
carrier in common. They have the same approach of the
graffiti and letters. Both of them are practicing graffiti
in the way it used to be done in New York streets. They
call themselves the New York School of Paris. They privilegiate
the practice of the illegal graffiti in the streets, on
the subway and on the trains. They still paint together
after fifteen years, They represent one the most famous
graffiti team in France.
How different is the Nasty & Slice production
if you compare it to the Dize's one, more involved in
tags and throw ups ?
N&S are more involved in Hip-hop graffiti as it used
to be practice on subway trains at the beginning of the
movement. Their models are the people who built the graffiti
history on subway during the end of the seventies and
the beginning of the eighties, people from« subway
art ». They want to continue this way of painting
which is for them, the quintescence of the graffiti spirit.
They love to do color pieces and block-letters while the
are less involved in working technical throw-ups or very
worked tags as Dize. Dize is perhaps more European and
more modern in his approach, while Nasty and Slice are
Not everyone knows that this book was published
in a special limited white edition: could you tell us
something more about that?
Every edition of our books is published in a special limited
white edition which is numerated from one to 99 and signed
on the cover by the artists.This operation is realised
in collaboration with « Album » a Paris book-store
which sell the books.
Why did you choose this format for these series
The horizontal format is easier to present graffiti walls
or trains. It’s also a way to be different from
the others books and to create our own visual identity.
Talking about Wasted Talent, the publisher of
Nasty & Slice and Dize books, what is its history,
who are behind it and what are future projects?
Wasted Talent is the graffiti section of an Edition house
create in 2004 called « L’œil d’Horus
» founded by Gautier Bischoff and I, Julien Malland
both author of the book « Kapital », published
in 2000. After the success of this book we decide to create
our own edition house which permit us to have more liberty.
Our next project is the publication of « After Eight8
», 312 pages of graffiti drawn on training pads
by exclusively train writers from France, United States,
Australia, and all over Europe. A future best-seller,
I can tell you…