Posted on | August 5, 2012

District7, a Viennese boutique focussing on clothing of Berlin fashion labels, street art books and design gadgets, opened in early 2012. Highlight of the store that I came across today is not necessarily what they offer to buy but their wall design. Street art artist Swanksi painted the walls in such an eye-catching manner, that my street art-buddy Gregor and I abruptly stopped while walking past the store and peeking inside. It really was the wall design that magnetically pulled us inside and made me spend a little fortune on the latest books on street art. Michael, the shop owner, has a big passion for street art books.

If you’re into books on the topic of urban interventions, street art and contemporary typography and tagging, browse through his portfolio. –> District7, Siebensterngasse 35, 7th district – www.district7.at



Born in 1980 in Warsaw, Poland, and reared in both the last days of the Soviet empire and the birth of the modern Polish nation, Pawel Kozłowski turned to art at an early age. The need to escape the confusion and complexities of the time gave life to the artist within; Swanski, the nom de guerre he adopted around this time, was borne. Swanski works in diverse mediums such as graphic design, illustration, painting, animation, clothing design, and ink. Drawing influences from all corners of globe—from Hokusai to Durer to Raymond Pettibon to name but a few—his style is not easy to categorize or pigeonhole. In 2001, he created Swanarts, an illustration, design, and art studio. Then, in 2007, he established Turbokolor, a clothing-and-design company inspired by art. He currently lives in Warsaw.




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