Dirt Don’t Hurt
Part of the 36 Chambers series published by Drago, Why Style’s Dirt Don’t Hurt condenses a decade of research and experimentation into an extraordinary series of succinct texts, graphic projects, drawings and photos. It is their eclecticism, pushed to excess, that brilliantly captures the immense versatility of graffiti art.
Who What Why Style?
The Why Style collective was founded in Rome in 1996 through a fusion of some of the most talented and prolific Roman graffiti artists; Joe, Pane, Nico, Scarful and Stand. This group has now grown to represent European graffiti writing and its evolution towards an intricate artistic language.
These artists often work with waste, transfiguring the garbage surrounding them into unlikely, stunning works of art. In this book, the collective chooses once again to follow this unique theme by exploring a different kind of waste: the dirt of human beings. It tackles some of the most complex and controversial issues in our society today through unconventional and inimitable iconography.
Printed in Italy