zines & art books

akay black book 1986 - 1990

- akay -

hardcover . offset . 34 x 25cm . 154 pages . 2022

This is a replica of Akay’s first blackbook. The production of the original began in the autumn of 1986, when 16-year-old Akay glued a spray paint color sample chart onto the first page of an unassuming, standard-sized sketchbook. 

Through his nightly additions of sketches and photographs and newspaper clippings until the spring of 1990, the personal document of a prolific graffiti writer became this unintentional chronicle of an era of Stockholm graffiti.