Napal Night Poetry
This photographic narration wants to be a tribute and declaration of love to the night, to those infinite nights lived in the most absurd conditions, painting in the streets, nights of madness, parties, encounters with artists, friends or complete strangers, lascivious women, drop outs, desperate people of all kinds, marginalized and all those
people who reject the rationality of the day looking for their freedom or redemption in the night, a journey marked by the rhythms of Jazz, passing through the blues, Hip Hop, Rock, Dark Wave, up to the electronic rhythms.
Moments immortalized forever, each with their own poetic, using the photographic lens as a brush to capture and paint the light, constantly searching for. its expressive and evocative potential.
A collection of images that span almost twenty years lived in the streets among people, traveling the length and breadth of the Italian boot and then landing in cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Marrakech, Tunis, up to the most remote places of the Sahara Desert. A total “on the road” journey, all lived in symbiosis with the creative life of a writer as well as a photographer.
The author Napal Naps artist tout court and avant-garde soul, photographer, editorial illustrator, urban artist and historical figure of the Italian writing movement, founder of the LTA and KIDZ San Lorenzo crews has painted in the street since 1986.
Now on his second appointment with Wholetrain Press presents us a total black and white story entitled Napal Night Poetry. Enjoy the ride.
Publisher - Whole Train Press
Crash Kid Graffiti Archive
Author - Napal / Ryo
Publisher - Whole Train Press
“Crash Kid Graffiti Archive” is a project that wants to present a selection of the best-unreleased images from Massimo “Crash Kid” Colonna’s photographic archive, focusing its attention exclusively on graffiti.
A meticulous choice of restored photos ranging from 1985 to 1997 in cities such as New York, Paris, Rome, Monaco, Basel and many others exhibiting works by masters of writing such as Bando, Mode 2, Dare, Can 2, Loomit, Lokiss, Darco , Skki, Swet, Crash Kid, Napal, Stand, Pane, Rusty, Zero T, Dayaki, Eron and many others.
A project born from the friendship and will of Napal and Ryo, the book besides having the purpose of preserving this precious photographic material was conceived to spread the use of masks
of respiratory protection among the writing community, promoting the practice of painting safely to protect the health of writers.
The proceeds from the book will be donated to AIL, the Italian Association against leukemia-lymphomas and myeloma which supports research and provides direct assistance to cancer patients.
A book that combines art with social commitment and help to people in need and a “must” for any true writing enthusiast.
Crash Kid A Hip Hop Legacy
Author - Napal / B. Matundu
Publisher - Drago Publishing House
The book documents the life and art of Massimo “Crash Kid” Colonna. Crash Kid still represents a pivotal figure in the development of Italy’s Hip-Hop movement. The artist made his debut in Rome in 1983 as a Break Dancer who laid the foundations for what is the Hip-Hop culture in Italy today. Through a collection of previously unpublished images from the artist’s archive and with contributions from other leading figures of the Italian and International street scene, ‘Crash Kid – A Hip-Hop Legacy’ documents the life and career of the Crash Kid. With dedication and flair the book shows the influence the artist had on the entire Hip-Hop scene and thoroughly confirms him as the Hip-Hop legend he is for all.
The book collects photographs and texts that document the birth of the Street Culture in Italy, from the early Hip Hop concerts of the 80s to the birth of the “Zulu Party.” These were real meeting points for the pioneers of the nascent movement. A collection of more than 400 speeches document the art of Crash Kid and the development of this subculture. From its birth as one of the fringe underground movements to earning its place in the mainstream culture of Italy today, this is a story told exclusively by the main players and protagonists of the period.