55DSL are never ones to shy away from a great collaboration and since 55DSL’s Creative Director Andrea Rosso has such a passion for Art & Design and a network of fantastic people to work with, these collaborations come about more often that not.
To support this great collaboration 55DSL will be hosting an exhibition ‘FAST OR DIE’ at Studio55 on Thursday 28th April (see all details on flyer). A collection of Fast or Die images from the book will be on show and also the book and T Shirts available to purchase. Alex Fakso and Andrea Rosso will both be present at the event, so drop in and and say hi! Alex will be on hand to sign any books purchased on the night or prior to the event. See info on the project below.
Friends from childhood and sharing the same passion for street art and urban culture, Alex Fakso and 55DSL creative director, Andrea Rosso have been brought together again with this new and exciting project.
Alex Fakso, a prominent presence in the contemporary street scene, got involved with photography at the age of thirteen when he acquired a camera to capture his own pieces on trains. Since then, Fakso has never stopped rubbing shoulders with the underworld, a part of the graffiti movement since the early 90’s and at the same time becoming its narrative voice.
Fast or Die is Alex Fakso’s new photographic project, which comes to life after five years of travelling around the world, from London to the US, and as far as Russia and Japan. Metropolitan narratives immortalized in 60 shots: portraits of people running, taking the subway, sleeping on docks, sneaking into tunnels. This time Fakso expands his view beyond graffiti and tracks a robust framework of the metropolitan scenario, embracing the people who inhabit it. Images of ordinary people plunged into the underground chaos: Fast or Die is a powerful photo reel, describing the world through the subways – a report of the contemporary underground.
55DSL have created 6 amazing t-shirts with images and graphics taken from the book. Fast or Die will be available together with t-shirts from April 2011 in selected 55DSL stores worldwide on the e-shop www.55dsl.com, www.damianieditore. it, and on www.fakso.com