Beschreibung: - The "Writer United" book is not just a monography of one of the most active crew in Europe: what was the idea behind this project?
An initial reason behind the project was the photographer, Emil Hagelins, interest in the underground tunnels. The idea was to describe how a graffiti crew works in general, how the pieces are created, and specificly how WUFC works. Since WUFC is one of the most active crews in Europe we thought that they would be a good example for describing graffiticrews in general. The many different interesting characters in the crew was also a reason for choosing WUFC. We wanted to show as much as possible both in words and photos to make the portrait as personal as possible, and let the reader know how the writers thinks and lives as well as getting a feeling of the often secret environments they work in.
- The WUFC crew is seriously devoted to the most discussed part of writing, the train bombing. Do you think that is a reason of their "success"?
I think that writing on trains is what is regarded as the most prestigeous form of writing within the European graffiti community. And for this reason train writers probably get more recognition in most magazines and so on. Only a few members of WUFC writes on trains, but train writing is what the crew is most famous for. I think that Writers United have a broader perspective of the crew shows more than the trains that most people connect with them.
- The represented writers are often seen in abroad countries as a "Sweden trademark". What is the general idea in their country?
It´s hard to say what a typical Swedish style is. But if you mean a style that is clean and simple i guess most of the people in WUFC have a typical Swedish style.
- This new book comes after a long experience of Dokument Forlag (They call us vandals and Overground) and UP. I've heard that the new Overground chapter is coming soon. Could you tell us something about new projects?
Yes, we are working with a sequal to Overground. It will probably be the next book we´ll release. If everything goes as planned it will be out by christmas 2005. It will have the same style and theme as Overground. Some of the writers presented are: Adams, Sabe, Nug, Caster and Skil. Apart from that we also have a few other books we are working on, but we´ll tell you more about them later on.