ON THE RUN BOOKS together form an encyclopedia that catalogs graffiti and urban art from around the world. Since 1990, the OTR team has built an ever-growing archive. With every title, original material from various key artists gets digitized and preserved and brings their story to the public. KNOW YOUR HISTORY!
Part One – The Death Squad gives credit where credit is due to the unsung legend that is Part One, a true style writing master from the pioneering days - with a taste of classic old school New York subway graffiti, as we follow Part’s contribution to the scene from the mid 70s, developmental years until now. Part entered the subway graffiti movement in 1974 just after the foundations for piecing had been laid down. He began doing the bubble and mechanical styles of the era and by 1975-6 he truly came into his own. From 1977 to 1980, few writers could compete with Part One and his TDS partners. Today, Part is still active and going strong - his funkified pieces give the newer generations of writers a real run for their money even by today’s standards. This is the first publication that deals with his impact on writing culture, with stories from the early days until now.
"You can’t mention the New York train movement without talking about Part One. He’s done it all the right way. Cool brother. Great writer." FARGO
"Part’s style is official and original; his color schemes are always on point. I love when he does dark fill-ins with light outlines. He’s a master with it. His connections are always flawless; a true master." COPE2
"He certainly was a technician and I would stop painting sometimes just to see him at work. A lot of guys have their own innovative way at looking at letters but in my mind Part, Tkid170, and Sent had the biggest impact on New York piecing style during my career." SMITH
128 pages, Texts: English, Softcover 23,4x16cm