KRINK New York City
'...an in-depth collection composed by Costello that puts KR's graffiti career in context with his life in business and inventing, as well as how that changed the way collaborations and design aesthetics are used in pop culture' - JUXTAPOZ
A handsome book exploring the work of the street artist KR
KRINK is a brand name of iconic inks and paint markers created by graffiti/street artist Craig Costello, aka KR. This visual memoir is a deep dive into KR and KRINK markers: from his early street-art/graffiti days of the '80s and '90s to his evolution into graffiti-artist royalty and his high-fashion collaborations and art exhibitions. From making his own markers in the early '90s and selling his product at hip New York City retail store Alife, Costello now has an internationally recognized brand creating markers and pens that are distributed and sold worldwide.
KR's work is the epitome of street-culture aesthetic crossed with high fashion, a more street version of Stephen Sprouse. The book showcases KR and his seminal style in its dripping glory. It also chronicles his myriad collaborations with Alife, Nike, Coach, Moncler, Modernica, Marc Jacobs, Levi Strauss and Co., Mini (BMW), Casio, Smith Optics, Carhartt, Incase, Kidrobot, Monument Snowboards, Married to the Mob, Juxtapoz, and Colette, among many others.
- Author: C. Costello
- Hardcover: 240 pages | 200 illustrations
- Date published: April 2020
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0847867936
- Product Dimensions: 33.8 x 32.0 cm