Diamonds: Moving Cathedral

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Diamonds Moving Cathedrals mainly focuses on a series of works painted by the graffiti crew DIAMONDS on several S-Bahn wholecars during the last 3 years. 

The book presents photographs from the painted trains, with close-up and details. The paintings are documented by different photographers from various angles (from inside, with doors open or closed..). 

DIAMONDS is a Berlin based graffiti crew that was created in the late 2000s. The DIAMONDS are best known for their often large collaborative wall productions. By choosing a classic writing surface and format for their activities, the trains got by far more attention as the group’s productions from former years. It turns out the abstract works seem to be made for rolling wagons and confrontation with passengers in everyday traffic. Painting on these surfaces and in a way more limited amount of time might add a certain authenticity to them as well.

A group text provides an insight view into the writers’ thoughts on taking part in the collaborative process and giving up artistic sovereignty at the same time. Three essays allow a spectator’s point of view: Larissa Kikol gives an art historic analysis of the works while Tobias Barenthin Lindblad puts the series in a history of abstract graffiti from FUTURA2000, SKKI to the Club of Rome and AKAY. Emmett Edelstein takes us on an authentic photo trip through the city in one of the wholecars.

The 180-paged book is an in-depth catalogue to non-authorized exhibitions of works that remained only for a few hours. Besides the unique content the book comes with beautiful details like an debossed hardcover, oversize format and two different kinds of paper.


Hardcover with debossing, different papers

Product details

Diamonds: Moving Cathedral
Publication Date
February 2023
German & English
Number of Pages
9,69 x 12,83 inch
24.6 x 32.6 cm

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