BOOK – Blatt Stal (Blue Steel) – Stockholm trainwriting history

We already told you about a book about focused on the famous”blue steel” car from Stockholm. The book called   ”Blått Stål” (Blue Steel) and will be release on saturday the 26th of October. 30 years of train writing in Stockholm documented on 352 pages. Over 100 people has participated with thoughts, quotes and photos to this massive project. And the book features interviews with some of the most legendary train writers from Stockholm but also buffers, the vandal squad and train drivers.


Info and book pictures by Spraydaily

Today, the classic old blue train type X1 only a memory. The majority of Stockholm residents who traveled with it daily do not even reflect that their transportation to and from work, school or daycare has changed colour and shapes. For others it is an era gone to the grave. Blue Steel provides a unique insight into an otherwise very closed and difficult understood subculture, graffiti on trains. While the book is a declaration of love and a nostalgic journey through Stockholms graffiti scenen on the commuter trains from the first painting in the mid 80?s until today, you will also experience the consequences of graffiti and it backsides.. Get a glimpse behind the graffiti guards secret methods, the “blue painters” routines and marvel at the graffiti writers stories, sacrifices and human destinies.

Featuring interviews with: security guards, cleaners, drivers and whole chapters with Dano, Slisk, Erse, Star, Fher, Aman, Skil, Nug, Slice, Kaos, Sear, Dne.

Release date: November 26th 2013
Pages: 352
Format: 300 x 195 mm
Language: Swedish
ISBN: 978-91-637-3720-6

Here is the teaser from a few month ago :


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