Kings Way: the beginnings of Melbourne Graffiti 83-93′

The beginnings of Melbourne Graffiti 83-93'

Set to be released July 1, this much anticipated gem showcases over 380 amazing images of pieces and profiles the characters and writers who took part in the emerging Melbourne graffiti scene. Hundreds of original photos taken by writers and like minded folk of the time have been painstakingly collected, restored and sorted into a breathtaking compilation dedicated to the uprise of Melbourne’s thriving graffiti culture. Pre order limited edition copies through the official Kings Way site or visit the Kings Way bigcartel shop.

madeleine stamer

Freelance artist Madeleine Stamer’s contemporary illustration and works on paper comprise of gentle yet slightly surreal imagery that delivers an edgy punch. Her metaphoric style echoes imagery found in Mexican folklore such as the Day of the Dead. In the eighties she was involved in the emerging Melbourne underground graffiti and street art scene which she notes as having a huge influence on her art. Her distinctive free-hand drawing features rich decorative line, beautiful flowing patterns and quirky characters reminiscent of her childhood hero Miffy.

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