We had the great pleasure to represent a handful of brilliant artists at the Berlin Graphic Days 2017. It is one of Berlin’s most trendy art markets where national and international graphic designers, illustrators and silk printers come together to sell handcrafted posters, shirts and prints amongst other beautiful artworks.
Our Colorful booth
This year we decided to invite a few artists to collectively exhibit their art work at the Book a Street Artist booth alongside our magazine “PANTA”. Here is a quick overview of our artists and their art works:
Vikunia is a multitalented visual artist who draws chalk paintings, window paintings and hand lettering. She gave her beautifully hand lettering postcards as well as prints, including three prints of her mouthwatering series “illustrations for recipes”.
2. Nasca Uno
“Oh my god this is beautiful” was the sentence we heard the most often when people spotted Nasca Uno’s monkey. It was definitely the showstopper of the event, and probably the most photographed art work at our stand. He also brought an abstract painting on wood that let us dream.
Although Vidam’s style is rather colorful, he also masters the “black and white” style in his multiple drawings and paintings. We got a good example of his talent with the two original framed drawings he brought :“Trooper” and “Run”. Both were made with black fineliner and incredibly detailed motives. We hung them up right under our rainbow of light bulbs.
Hülpman brought prints from his Octopus series as well as some black and white ‘labyrinth’ style postcards.
5. Niels de Jong
Niels is a Berlin-based Dutch artist using a mix of geometric elements, bright colours and birds. You find his birds on walls, wood, bird houses, canvases. And in the shape of lino prints at our booth at the Berlin Graphic Days.
The trio Innerfields was known amongst many of the visitors, probably because their mural at Haubentaucher is just around the corner of Urban Spree. Innerfields brought prints and postcards and caught attention especially with their Artwork “Schleifpunkt” by Jakob Tory.
7. Tape Over
The famous Berlin based tape art crew made our booth look vintage-cool with their old school trunk filled with prints, stickers and “tape boxes” – the tape artists equivalent of a paint box.
8. Keen on Mars
Keen on Mars showered us with little accessories in their distinct graphic style, from little print sets to socks!
Book a Street artist goes fashion.
We were extremely lucky to present our indie magazine PANTA at our booth so shortly after the magazine release party on Thursday! PANTA is celebrating creative culture and artivism and was definitely a hot commodity at the Graphic Art Days. This inspired us to visit more art markets to be able to meet happy readers everywhere. PANTA Magazines, PANTA Sign, PANTA Postcards, PANTA stickers.. we had it all!
What About Music?
Of course there was also music! David Hirst entertained the audience on Sunday with his unique fingerstyle guitar songs.
Feel like having an artsy Sunday? Come to the Berlin Graphic Days! We're there until tonight and we're also having a concert of @davidhirstmusic who plays finger style guitar for the guests at @urban_spree. Thanks David for the good vibes, and thanks to the Berlin Graphic Days for trusting us for the music ☺️ . . . #bookastreetartist #onelove #streetart #urbanart #streetmusic #music #live #unplugged #livemusic #guitar #fingerstyle #concert #musician #instamusic #urbanspree #berlin
After all, we came of course to get inspired! We met many skilled artists and got the chance to talk to a few of them. We had a chat with Toby Molitor from Cargocollective, an ex-skateboarder (he swapped his skateboard for a surfboard). He caught our eye with fine silk prints on carton and – you guessed it right – skateboards.
We also met the guys from Douze Design Studio from Dresden. They design gig posters for concerts and festivals. Fun fact: the bands themselves often see the posters only on the day of the concert!
Get Some Art As Well!
If you could not meet us at the Graphic Days, don’t worry. We can still hook you up with elegant and original fine art prints, just get in touch!