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Pixacao: Sao Paulo Signature [Hardcover]

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Despite laws, pixacoes have taken over Sao Paulo. Literally meaning `trace' or `stain' and dating back in its contemporary form to the mid-1980s, pixacoe is a striking form of graffiti unique to the city that developed when Sao Paulo writers began creating imaginary calligraphic signatures influenced by hybrid blackletter, historic letterforms and the logos of heavy metal and hardcore bands. Claiming the architectural facades of the city as their canvas, the omnipresent pixacoes are a true calligraphic shock that have caused a deep aesthetic transformation of the face of Sao Paulo. With more than 125 photos as well as a detailed analysis of the phenomenon, Sao Paulo Signature deciphers for the very first time an unparalleled graphic universe.

"The astute analysis which is expanded upon in this volume opened my myopic eyes to a system of writing and ethic of creation that rises above even the most high-spirited and emblematic American graffiti." Steven Heller

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Pages   277
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.31" Width: 7.8" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   2.87 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 10, 2007
Publisher   Xg Press
ISBN  2952809712  
ISBN13  9782952809719  

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An amazing book.  Dec 3, 2007
This is a serious, deep study made with critical view. It's very well referred within literature, extensively illustrated and with a wonderful section on lettering techniques. 'Pixação' is a rare jewell within graffitti's commercial shelves. A joyful visual journey through one of today's most complex and vivide Western urban landscapes. If design, typography, lettering, and urbanism are your interests, this is an inspiring, intelligent, long-awaited must.
Dangerous Book!  Nov 8, 2007
Like a teacher in School of Architecture and Urban Planning in University of São Paulo I must advice that this is a dangerous book!
It promotes the growing of the ignorance in third world.

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