Our popular Super Permanent Stickers are now available in Black. Each pack contains 50 large blank stickers. Super Permanent vinyl adheres to any surface. Works well with Krink alcohol based paint markers.
A special collaboration with Alife® celebrating the release of Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention, by Craig Costello and published by Rizzoli. A limited edition hoodie featuring graphics highlighting the monograph's title and acknowledges the book's legendary publishing house. The back print is an essay written by Rob Cristofaro, taken directly from the book, about Krink's early beginnings with Alife®.
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We are very excited to release Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention, by Craig Costello and published by Rizzoli. Available here.
Contributors: agnès b., Sarah Andelman, Rob Cristofaro, Kunle Martins, Shantell Martin, Carlo McCormick, Barry McGee, Ryan McGinness, and Tom Sachs. Hardcover with foil stamp and tipped-in photograph / 9” x 12” / 240 pages / 200 color and black & white images / 5 color process
Craig Costello, aka KR, grew up in Queens, New York, where graffiti was part of the landscape and a symbol of the city. While living in San Francisco, he quickly garnered attention when his signature “KR” tag popped up throughout the city. As he became one of the more prominent figures on the streets of NYC and SF, he began to hone his craft by creating better tools launching his own line of homemade markers and mops, combining his moniker KR with the word INK. In Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention, Costello has compiled a visual memoir: from his early days of the '80s and '90s and launch with the hip New York City retailer Alife, which put his brand on the map, to his evolution as an artist and high-fashion collaborator.
The book showcases Costello’s seminal style and his extensive body of work, including sitespecific installations around the world. It also chronicles his myriad collaborations with Alife, Nike, Coach, Moncler, Modernica, Marc Jacobs, Levi Strauss & Co., Mini (BMW), Carhartt, Casio G-Shock, Kidrobot, Medicom Toy, Stance, agnès b., and colette, among many others. Today, Costello’s reach and influence goes far beyond urban street culture. Krink has grown exponentially into a global artist materials brand with expanding collections of apparel, tools, and accessories; while Costello’s unique aesthetic can be seen on objects from sneakers to luxury goods to cars.
Krink: Graffiti, Art, and Invention is both stylish and informative, capturing the ethos of punk and hip-hop culture, and is sure to appeal to the fans of high/low cultural crossovers, as well as diehard fans of street art and fashion.
Craig Costello is pleased to present New Works, a solo exhibition at Eighteen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
“Minimalist, experimental, intellectual and primal. Black and white abstraction. Formal and yet technically avant-garde. Vibrant, refined, gestural – in and out of control. Arrested motion. Perfected through repetition, but never perfect. The work of Craig Costello is all about equilibrium. Surface, movement, paint, application and reaction.” – Jesper Elg, Director, Eighteen
For more information, visit craigcostello.nyc
Photos: Jan Søndergaard