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Globcom is a team of professionists that bring together passion for the street world with strong branding and marketing skills. Our fields are: publishing, photography, web solution, video editing.

WHOLETRAIN PRESS is an editorial project by the publishing company GLOBCOM. It’s an independent publishing house, with a unique liberal voice giving a lot of visibility to the world of WRITING, which at the moment is almost non-existent, or kept to the side by the publishing market. It places Modern Urban poetry under the spotlight, along with it’s interpreters, and it can be considered a tangible contribution to the restitution of adequate spaces for the representation of an artistic expression which is continually expanding on the International Scene. WHOLETRAIN PRESS above all wants to establish on behalf of the overflowing writers’ community, a mirror in order to observe the reflection of the intrinsic value of a culture that is lived on the front lines. With the journals and magazines within the sector, WHOLETRAIN PRESS has established productions with a high quality, with format and contents deemed particular, within which the richness in depth articles and themes accompanied by an in depth framework. WHOLETRAIN PRESS is also a web site which offers special contents, media and publications in free editions.

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GLORIOUS 3/KINGS OF GREEN 1.1

SUBWAY PLAYER

New hardcover book

Blackbook Cult Series/ Volume 2/ Mser

It’s the catalogue of graffiti in a very special format. A preview of a cult book “Graffiti a

Mser was born and grows up in Bucarest subway, the forgotten European playground

Serm the underground Bucharest bomber. From the capital of Rumania to the Chicago

sprays and paint in the station.

New York” by Andrea Nelli, that will come out in 2012. For international writing, we have subway, passing through Rome and Milan that this time are represented by two special

members of the scene, Brus and Erpes, so to have quality and quantity, bombing and style. The photos of the famous Kings of Green, this has also become an environment

project that participates at a competition called MercinTreno2011, that has the acknowledgement of the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. A real documentary, different

form the usual 30 minutes filming, but “unique” graffiti stories. The exclusive photo call

by Ilario Cardoni and Adrian Oprea, that revealing emotions and sensation of those who live with writing an deep passion. The Glory is back stronger than ever!

of graffiti in which you can still see trains completely bombed, you can feel the smell of A Subway player, 320 productions in one year in the same subway, all this has happened

letting unchanged, piece after piece, a great creativity which in always simple and understandable.

These pages explain his life through an intensive interview, his style evolution, the most risky and strongest experiences, this book shows the best shots of his beloved

line and not only, places where time seems to stand still and the writing spirit is always fresh and original.

Pages:

284 - DVD enclosed

Pages:

88

Language:

Italian/English

Language:

English

Format: Year:

ISBN:

22 x 24,5 cm 2011

978-88-904178-7-0

Format: Year:

ISBN:

17 x 27 cm 2011

978-88-904178-8-7


WHOLE CAR POETRY

KINGS OF GREEN 1.0/GLORIOUS 2

Frank Veleno a.k.a. Hepo

Box

A unique work. Verbal and visually lucid madness. A supersonic voyage between

Kings of Green 1.0+Glorious Vol.2, at last the two catalogues together, even with more

most visionary and majestic form - the whole car - associated with poetry that is strongly

the first edition. And here the formula, which made them the most sought-after products

loneliness and alienation in contemporary society. Through the use of writing in its expressive in its slam inspiration, this book has the merit of inaugurating a form of

sincere and original expression, with absolutely amazing potential. Prepare yourselves

for a surprise: even if he finds himself in a trainwarehouse or sitting at a table with a pen in hand, Frank Veleno is always doing something new. And it concerns us all.

pages, this year 258 pp., each catalogue complemented by the other one... outlining

in this field, has been now again confirmed: only the best subways, trains and walls with tag, flop, bombing and hall of fame.

The project Kings of Green is even more structured, enriched with new works. The catalogue is fully edited by the Roman photographer Ilario “Seb” Cardoni. It ends with never-ending contributions in Glorious Vol.2 in which, besides the second part of his

special, focus on Haker and Zoow, Bucarest report, you can find also “Muralex”, a Pages:

100

Language:

English

Format: Year:

ISBN:

21 x 61 cm 2010

978-88-904178-2-5

project carried out with people convicted in the famous prison of Rebibbia. The whole work is embellished with fine paper and a cd-rom containing videos. Pages:

174 + 84 - Multimedia CD enclosed

Language:

Italian/English

Format: Year:

ISBN:

22 x 24,5 cm 2010

978-88-904178-6-3


KINGS OF GREEN/GLORIOUS

KING OF BLUE

Box

Blackbook Cult Series/ Volume 1/ Poison

This box contains the two works produced by Globcom between 2009 and 2010: the

The name “Poison” is connected to Roman Subway history. He totally deserves to be

“whole train Kings of Green” and volume 1 of Glorious catalog.

This pairing clearly represents the editorial project undertaken by Globcom, a revelation

of the continuity of the two projects without any allusion. In these pages you will find different contexts, different approaches, different stories: this is what we call «the authentic spirit of writing».

called The King of Blue: Line B hosted a great part of the over 700 panels that Poison

has been creating since 1998. The first number of Blackbook Cult Series could not have been dedicated to anyone else but him!

The photographic section, made of more than 100 panels distributed in 84 pages, goes

together with the comments of the witer and with a long interview tha bluntly reveals,

with a strong realism, life experiences between rails, memories and past and present anecdotes, related to the Roman writing scene. An interesting occasion to get closer to King Poison and to the huge urban jungle called Rome.

Pages:

136 + 88 - Includes enhanced CD

Pages:

84

Language:

Italian/English

Language:

Italian/English

Format: Year:

ISBN:

22 x 24,5 cm 2010

978-88-904178-0-1

Format: Year:

ISBN:

16,5 x 27 cm 2009

978-88-904178-9-4


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GRAFFITI PARADISE

Poster limited edition

Poster limited edition

Hundred pieces in high quality “limited edition” printed on matte paper with postercards

Hundred pieces in high quality “limited edition” printed on matte paper with postercards

Format:

Format:

and stickers. All set packed with triangular cardboard tubes.

50 x 70 cm

Paper weight: gr. 200

and stickers. All set packed with triangular cardboard tubes.

50 x 70 cm

Paper weight: gr. 200


KING OF BLUE

POSTCARD & STICKERS

Poster limited edition

Merchandising

Hundred pieces in high quality “limited edition� printed on matte paper with postercards

For each publication free gadgets. Particulary welfinished are of high quality complements,

and stickers. All set packed with triangular cardboard tubes.

Format:

50 x 70 cm

Paper weight: gr. 200

agreeable, useful and very practical for their poket-sized.


GRAFFITI A NEW YORK

Coming out in spring 2012

GRAFFITI A NEW YORK

Coming out in spring 2012


GRAFFITI A NEW YORK

Coming out in spring 2012

GRAFFITI A NEW YORK

Coming out in spring 2012


GRAFFITI A NEW YORK

ISBN 978-88-97640-00-4

The text and photos below are a preview of the booking out on 2012. In 1973, this phenomenon of graffiti runs rampant, reaching its peak that summer. At the beginning of the year, the graffiti piece grows in epic proportions. This innovation is owed to black writers from the Bronx like SUPER COOL 223, RIFF 70 (WORM/CASH), and PHASE 2. The press defined this new genre as “Grand Design” but the kids called it Top to Bottom or more simply T to B, alluding to the fact that graffiti vertically covers the full height of a subway car. The external of the train is no longer covered with small, monochrome writings of different sizes, but by a single, multi-colored graffiti. Some of these T to B pieces are so elaborate and complex in form that the New York Times puts forth the hypothesis that they are products of a collaboration between professional artists and graffiti writers. In February of 1973, the Boy Scouts form an ecological program that attempts, in vain, to diminish the amount of graffiti by sending out teams of cleaners. In January and February of the same year, the police perform 282 arrests. Still, the record shows two favorable interventions in graffiti art. The first is by an unknown artist in search of publicity, Tazio D’Allegro, who associates graffiti to urban waste and the aesthetics of “slop art,” a sort of pop art that shifts the lens from the consumer to waste. The second intervention is by P. R. Paterson who sees graffiti as a spontaneous protest against the bureaucracy of the subway. On March 26th, 1973, New York Magazine publishes an article by R. Goldstein that, in my view, discusses for the first time a series of interpretations of the phenomenon. Goldstein announces that graffiti is the first authentic youth culture born on the streets since rock’n’roll in the 1950s . In the same issue of the magazine, painter Claes Oldenburg comments: “You are in a grey and sad subway station when all the sudden a graffiti train breaks, bringing with it the light of a bunch of tropical flowers. You think: it’s anarchy, and you ask yourself if trains will keep working. But then you get used to it”. The same issue of the New York Magazine depicts the winning graffiti of the “Taki Award,” an award organized by journalists for graffiti writers. Thus, a trend is emerging. It is significant that the journalist’s choices for the award fall upon two writers, SPIN and STOP, who the kids call toys, or amateurs.

CURATOR: In concurrence to his studies in Graphic Design and Architecture, Andrea Caputo has under taken a personal study of street culture and the consequent social and aesthetic influences, actively participating in the International movement with the publication of editorial and expository projects. Andrea Caputo is the author of All City Writers, an anthology above the Graffiti movement in Europe. The volume, published by Critiques Livres / Paris, tries to document the evolution and the consequences of a countercultural phenomenon that over the course of a few decades provoked a change in the aesthetics and the rules of communication of modern day society.

AUTOR: Andrea Nelli was twenty years old when he first went to New York, and he saw BIG-O 116, EVIL ERF 14, RAT FINK 131, SUPER KOOL 223 on the walls. They looked like undecipherable codes, written everywhere with black spray. Afterword he understood that they were always the same names, repeated throughout the city. It was in the early 70’s and all the trains run completely covered by colored and giant graffiti. The subway and Manhattan walls were covered, too. Andrea started shooting photos, because captured by these compositions and he succeeded in getting in touch with different cliques of writers who introduced him in the New York scene. Big names as COCO 144 guided him. Still student, Andre Nelli decided to focus his thesis on this just born movement, but already spreading out constantly. More than a 100 photos of names and historical pieces were captured by Andrea, that form a test which presents the phenomenon at its beginning. Through his work, we get to know a guy with a sour look, who is trying to find his way among names, gangs, walls and subway, tag and through up, to get to the same conclusion that is still valid nowadays 40 years after: “To get your Name around”. The rule of graffiti.


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