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<!--020070731024569-->Francois Chastanet, Steven Heller - 'Pixacao: Sao Paulo Signature' [Book]
<!--020070731024569-->Francois Chastanet, Steven Heller - 'Pixacao: Sao Paulo Signature' [Book]
<!--020070731024569-->Francois Chastanet, Steven Heller - 'Pixacao: Sao Paulo Signature' [Book]
<!--020070731024569-->Francois Chastanet, Steven Heller - 'Pixacao: Sao Paulo Signature' [Book]

Francois Chastanet, Steven Heller

Pixacao: Sao Paulo Signature

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Product Details
  • Jul 31, 2007
  • 280
  • 7.75" X 10.25"
  • 9782952809719
  • GP971BK
  • 30.1 oz
  • new (we only sell new items)
  • Gingko Press
  • Francois Chastanet; Steven Heller
Description
Despite laws, pixaes have taken over So Paulo. Literally meaning 'trace' or 'stain' and dating back in its contemporary form to the mid-1980s, pixae is a striking form of graffiti unique to the city that developedwhen So 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 pixaes 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, So Paulo Signature deciphers for the very first time an unparalleled graphic universe.