A Tribute to Hip-Hop and Street Culture
“Jon and I share a love for street culture where creativity, life, pride, chaos are banded together. This book is a tribute to hip-hop, to street culture, art, soul and to the precious moments of life that we share.” – Maï Lucas
Maï and JonOne take on NYC
The pulsating monochrome of Drago’s 36 Chambers series is met with the iconic street photography and graffiti that defines Maï, JonOne and the alleys of New York. Their eclectic tour of the streets takes the reader through some of New York’s most distinctive neighbourhoods as seen through the lens of celebrated photographer Maï Lucas. Meanwhile, JonOne’s unique graffiti writing permeates the pages with vibrant red accents.
JonOne’s paintings defy the “rules” of graffiti. With a tremendous sense of movement and colour, his compositions combine freestyle, hand-painted aesthetics with a sense of repetition akin to textile patterns. His work has often been compared to that of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock and French artist Jean Dubuffet. By layering precise strokes and vibrant colour, he creates a uniquely balanced yet dynamic visual experience.