If you haven’t heard already, Niels Shoe Meulman has released a new book entitled Niels Shoe Meulman: Painter. The book is comprised of 144 vividly colored pages, compiled with a story to tell. Each page is adorned with Niels Shoe Meulman‘s master calligraffiti, with each letter as impeccable as the next. At the Moniker Art Fair 2012 earlier this month, NSM was the highlight for graffiti and street art fans as he made his first appearance in London. As part of the art fair, White Walls Gallery represented NSM, displaying seven of his large canvas pieces in a solo installation booth. His signature calligraffiti was also showcased impressively along the outside of Moniker’s walls. View the mural here.
Take a piece of this artist’s immense artistry home by purchasing his second volume, Niels Shoe Meulman: Painter. For a closer look, there’s more after the jump!
Title: Niels Shoe Meulman: Painter
Artist: Niels Shoe Meulman
Format: 9.25 x 9.25 inch, 144 pages
“‘Niels Shoe Meulman: Painter’ is an avalanche of visual poetry and poetic visuals, in which alert readers will find a story about an artist who was rejected being called an artist, who ran several design and advertising studios, then invented the new art form Calligraffiti and became a globetrotter after all. After the worldwide success of his first book, ‘Calligraffiti: The Graphic Art of Niels Shoe Meulman (2010)’, the artist and his co-author Adam Eeuwens take his bold venture to a place where street art meets abstract expressionism. Messing up book section. Again. ‘Calligraffiti’ gained followers within graphic design, architecture, typography, advertising, calligraphy and graffiti. Sharing an interest in the visual arts and an appreciation for print, they came to understand that a word is an image. In this volume, Niels Shoe Meulman expands his ever-evolving artistic territory to include wild paintings and fine art, this time around in vivid full color.”
“Shoe’s art harnesses the poetic tension between control and chaos in the most beautiful way.” – Shepard Fairey
The art world is a bloody mess, it takes a man with a broom like Shoe to clean it up.” – Carlo McCormick
Images courtesy of Unruly Gallery.