Established by Benedikt Taschen in 1980, Taschen is a global publisher and distributor of art books. The original idea was to create an outlet to sell Benedikt’s huge comic collection, but soon Taschen distributed international out-of-print art books in Germany. Moe than 30 years later, Taschen is the global leader for art books known for creating unique formats as well as reasonably priced editions of art books. Taschen is also famous for supporting street art. Besides subsidiaries in the US, UK, France, Spain, Japan and Hong Kong, Taschen opened flagship stores in several metropolises such as Berlin, Beverly Hills, Brussels, Hamburg, Hollywood, Copenhagen, London, Miami, New York, and Paris.