Collection and activities

The decision to name our collection and activities Dutch Graffiti Library goes back to 2014. We aspire for the future to put this collection at the service of education, museums and research, and to make it comprehensible to the public. It must serve as a modern library, both online and physical. The collection consists of an overview of more than 30 years of graffiti, recorded and documented in thousands of original mainly personally taken photographs, blackbooks with original sketches of many writers from everywhere, books, magazines, prints, silkscreens and posters.

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Rockarchive Amsterdam

Rockarchive Amsterdam was founded in 2004 as a photogallery with a growing collection of classic images of rock and jazz, taken by the world’s leading music photographers. The Rockarchive Collection contains the work of more than 50 renowned photographers from around the globe who contributed their finest images to the collection. Rockarchive Amsterdam retails also a selection of beautiful images of Amsterdam Graffiti in collaboration with Dutch Graffiti Library .

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Friend of Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam

Dutch Graffiti Library is ‘Friend of Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam’. As ‘friend’ one has heart for the Special Collections of Amsterdam University. A friend can be researcher, collectioner, culturally interested in general, involved professional or supporter of a specific field of collecting.

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IJM ’85 The story of Dutch Graffiti Library

In this publication we take you to the cradle and the origin of the Dutch Graffiti Library. Why? We believe that our mentality, pleasure and passion leads back to where we come from … IJmuiden mid ‘80s. Under the smoke of the blast furnaces in the roadside of the elevated rail lines, bunkers and industry. In the other half of the publication we show you the highlights from our current collection. This is the 1st edition in the series ‘Graffiti Heritage’, a concept of Dutch Graffiti Library. We pursues maintaining the graffiti culture and shedding light on the various aspects of this culture by a series of publication. Focus is on the less traditional subjects, towns and ‘writers’.

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Classic and hard to find

We proudly present our webshop with classic and hard to find graffiti books, magazines and rare items!

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Graffiti. New York meets the Dam

Publication: Graffiti. New York meets the Dam – Amsterdam 2015. A 56 pages full colour publication made by the Dutch Graffiti Library in collaboration with Mick La Rock, published in private management in relation to the exhibition ‘Graffiti. New York meets the Dam’ in the Amsterdam Museum.

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Extensive private collection

Photos, sketches, articles, books, magazines, posters, screen prints and blackbooks.

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Struggle for Jive 1990-2015

Released on 31 January 2016: “Struggle for Jive 1990-2015″ portfolio box with 25 prints of the retrospective exhibition of Remko Koopman aka Scage. Limited edition of 25 boxes only, customized by Scage DSK CFH published by the Dutch Graffiti Library.

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We are always looking for material and expansion of the collection