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From Here To Fame Books
Founded in 2008, From Here to Fame Publishing is the brain child of Akim Walta and Don Karl. They are situated in the Hip Hop Stützpunkt (Headquarters) in the Berlin neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg. In addition, the Stützpunkt hosts the Common Ground Gallery, which is one of their From Here To Fame Publishing side ventures. At From Here to Fame Publishing, the roots are firmly set in urban culture. Not only do they produce literature about graffiti, street art, design, Hip Hop and the scenes and phenomena that surround it, they live it. The FHTF team comprises of an international, assortment of urban culture activists, with backgrounds in graffiti writing, art & design, scene involvement and documentation. The initial idea was to create engaging and relevant books “from writers, for writers” that document and preserve graffiti history and legends at work. Inspired by how expressions of urban art evolved, this concept expanded in time to include all areas of urban culture, art, typography and design. All of the FHTF publications are collaborations with international artists, writers and researchers who have been personally involved in shaping or documenting the development of their respective scenes. The relationships formed with many of these artists and activists have been nurtured by individual members of their team throughout more than twenty-five years of involvement in the global urban art movement and through numerous off shoot cultural projects, exhibitions, and publications. This inside perspective not only gives the FHTF guys their edge, it means that the readers get the lowdown directly from the source. Through their collective experience and knowledge they promote the history, development and influence of these urban cultures in our society—with a keen focus on a young generation that is learning from its beginnings, and contributing to its future.