“Since the 1920s, railworkers and hobos in America have begun to mark freight trains with their very own symbols and signatures using chalk or oil paint sticks. They used the same so called monikers over decades. Some of them became legends over time, with thousands of monikers running all across North America. Nowadays, all kinds of people of every age mark freight trains. Those also include graffiti writers. However, there are still railworkers and old freight train lovers who have been pursuing this hobby for more than 50 years now.
In 2013, I was in Vancouver, British Columbia, and followed the traces of the current people who mark all freights with their monikers.”
Für Alle, die es an diesem Wochenende nicht schaffen werden – gibt es dann den JB. Onlineshop.
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JB. Institute Berlin presents JB. Paper #06:
“I HEARD YOU LOOKING”
We asked six artists to contribute their explorations in public spaces — inhabited, shared, hidden, organized or unknown territories.
Featuring Jonathan Peters, Stromer Kid, Benjamin Deberdt, Jenne Grabowski, Christian Nilsen & Jai Tanju
60 pages, 17 x 23 cm, full color
Release on Friends With Books – Art Book Fair, 11 – 13th December 2015 at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Mein Buch ist raus. In einer 50er Auflage. Fast alle waren vor dem Release bereits verkauft. Danke für das Vertrauen an alle Käufer und auch tausend Dank an die fleißigen Helfer, ohne die der Releaseabend nicht so super gelaufen wäre!!!