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Blackbook Giveaway Winning Number 4/15

Ray Mock

Open your copy of Carnage issue 6 to the backpage (or check your email, if you don't have it in hand yet). If your zine is numbered 179/500 and you bought it from us (if you got it for free you are not eligible) you are the winner of the Carnage x Lions blackbook giveaway!

Now this is important: In order to claim the book, you need to send a photo of the backpage (or respond to my email with the number) by noon ET tomorrow, 4/16. If we don't hear from anyone by then, we are going to draw a new number. This process will be repeated every 24 hours until we have a winner.

Carnage x Lions Blackbook Giveaway

Ray Mock

We wanted to do something very special to wrap up our promotion of Carnage issue 6 featuring essential NYC graff photos by Lions. So we decided to ask many of the most notorious writers active today to sign a blackbook for us - and to give it away to one of you!

Over the last couple of weeks, this book has assumed epic proportions, with about 100 pages done and more still to be added in the coming days. So far the book contains contributions (often several pages) by, among others, LIONS, FALSE, SNOEMAN, ATAK, CINIK, BONUS, OJAE, SYE5, AKS, HORPHE, DUG, GOREY, PERSUE, RAELS, CHINO, PEAR, ZEXOR, SYONE, KAZE, OBVS, SONET, RIME, SHAUN, ACNE, REHAB, DSENSE, BUSY, HUESO, DMOTE, GUESS, ONOROK, GLUE, SHARK and RESQ. It's absolutely priceless.

How can you win the book? Here are the rules:

  • The contest period will end on Tuesday, 4/15 at noon ET.
  • The contest is open to anyone (US and Int'l) who has purchased or purchases a copy of issue 6 by 4/15 at noon ET. Carnage issue 6 is available for purchase here. (If you previously purchased the zine your copy is still eligible.)
  • To determine the winner, we will use a random number generator to draw a number between one and 500 at noon ET on 4/15. Whoever has the copy with that number wins.
  • The winner needs to send a photo of the backpage with the winning number within 24 hours to carnagenyc@gmail.com.
  • If no winner steps forward, the process will be repeated in 24-hour increments until we have a winner.

Note that we will also send you the number of your copy via email upon purchase, in case it doesn't arrive in the mail by 4/15.

Good luck!

Zine Review: Crime Van Issues Two and Three

Ray Mock

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Crime Van issues two and three, by Jefferson Ross, feature a series of portraits of vans in various locations across the U.S. and in various states of distress. These portraits - still lives, rolling action shots and a few close-ups of rusty hoods and crevices - are interspersed with other images: Guns, humping pugs, a dead raccoon, a cannabis field, drug paraphernalia, a roll of cash, a paint-splattered fire extinguisher, and many many images of security warning signs and security cameras. As you leaf through the pages of these zines you get a feeling of mounting anxiety, of watching and being watched, of being caught red-handed at an illicit activity even though all you wanted to do was to check out the backside of that Ford E250 or the portholes on that RAM. As the official description for issue one states, Crime Van “explores the relationship between anonymity and exposure,” and it’s up to the viewer to use the puzzle pieces of imagery to imagine what the twisted, dark story behind each van might be.

Issue two consists of 78 pages with b/w photos; issue three has 70 pages and is printed in full color on thick natural stock with a stitched spine. While the mix of photos in issue three is similar to the preceding issue, the most recent Crime Van presents the photos layered onto a background of newspaper clippings. The pairings are seemingly random, but in some cases there is a direct, echo-chamber-like interplay between the images and clippings.

Available now at operationmadman.bigcartel.com. Grab them before the OYE store goes back offline. Bonus: The Reader is also once again available and highly recommended to any fans of the Bookman.

If you would like us to review your zine, book or DVD, please send a hardcopy to

Carnage NYC/ R. Mock | PO Box 2671 | NY, NY 10163

Zine Review: No Bad Days Issue Two

Ray Mock

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The year has barely started and already it's safe to say that issue two of No Bad Days is going to be one of the most solid graff zines of 2014. From the production and the extras to the content, everything about this issue is top notch. It is printed on thick paper, giving it some real weight, and the inclusion of the Oil pin and the hand-done MQ piece alone make picking this zine up a no-brainer. But as in issue one, the best thing about No Bad Days are the photos.

Throughout the zine, you'll find many instances of someone with a camera being at the right place at the right time. From the crew action shots, MQ action and the PEAR clean train to the OILER tribute and the many WGE and D30 crew stompers (including an awesome D30 whole car), this issue is teeming with images that take you to the time and place when that throw-up or piece you saw from the train or car was actually painted, if you had a chance to see it at all. Most of the shots appear to be from the US and aside from the aforementioned the zine also contains work by SNOEMAN, LIONS, ZOMBRA, CQ, WYSE, NEKST (RIP) and many others. My only minor complaint is that the photo editing is a little inconsistent, but who cares, this issue is an absolute must-have.

Unfortunately No Bad Days issue two is already sold out in most places, but Left Out Store still has a few copies, and you will not regret paying the few extra bucks for shipping from down under.

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If you would like us to review your zine, book or DVD, please send a hardcopy to

Carnage NYC/ R. Mock | PO Box 2671 | NY, NY 10163

Carnage Issue 6 Preview

Ray Mock

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The newest issue of Carnage features highlights from Lions' personal collection of 35mm photos, taken between 1996 and 2005. As such, this issue represents an extraordinary collection of some of the very best illegal graffiti on the streets of New York and contains the work of many legendary writers, including JA, KEZ, SKUF, REAS, SET, CYCLE, REVS, COST, TIE (RIP), SCOPE, DESA, KEEPS, SENTO, OE, GHOST, SANE (RIP), SMITH, SEN4, ASP (RIP), VFR, SETUP, SACE (RIP), GUESS and many more. This is a must-have for every serious fan of graffiti!

Carnage 6 was produced in a large softcover format (6.6”x10.25”) on high-quality stock with sewn binding and consists of 72 pages with over 160 black and white images. Each copy is numbered out of 500, signed by Lions and comes with two 4x6 color photo prints made from Lions’ original negatives as well as exclusive eggshell and vinyl stickers.

Join us this Saturday, 2/15, from 7-10pm at Reed Space Annex at 151 Orchard Street in New York City for the book release (with refreshments courtesy of Heineken).

Carnage Issue 6 will be available online via carnagenyc.com on Monday, 2/17 at noon ET.

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Carnage Issue 6 Featuring Lions

Ray Mock

Save the date! Carnage issue 6 featuring Lions will be available at Reed Space Annex in NYC on Saturday, 2/15 from 7-10pm and in our online store the following Monday at noon EST!

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Lost in Shibuya out now!

Ray Mock

Lost in Shibuya is the result of a frantic couple of days in November, 2013, during which photographer Ray Mock criss-crossed the Tokyo neighborhoods of Shibuya and Harajuku in search of the marks left behind by locals and travelers in order to better understand the city through these traces. He entered the warren of side streets, stores, clubs and arcades stacked three or four stories high with a blank mind and little expectations, and after total submersion into the chaos of the city he left with new friends, lifelong impressions and hundreds of photos documenting graffiti and street life.

Lost in Shibuya is limited to 300 numbered copies, comes with a screenprinted and hand-painted cover and features 60 pages of the gnarliest illegal graffiti from Tokyo, including Wanto, Sect, Rust, MQ, Soduh, Tom, Shaka, CQ, Kuma, False, Lush, Zombra, Adek, Hype, Resq, Buket and many more.

Available now in the store!

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Carnage Issue #3

Ray Mock

Carnage #3 is all about Kuma and his experiences in Paris. It contains 60 b/w and color pages in a numbered edition of 300 with a screenprinted cover.

Each copy also comes with one limited edition screenprint (there will be four different 5.5x8.5" prints which will randomly be included with the zine; two are shown here).

Stuck I out now

Ray Mock

I'm extremely excited to announce the release of Stuck, brought to you by Carnage. Stuck consists of 60 pages of previously unreleased photos of some of the sickest NYC stickers, plus interviews with Baser, Alone, Minus and Crasty. Each copy of the zine comes with three hand-written stickers, along with a full set of four vinyl stickers made exclusively for this issue. The covers were weeks in the making, with the image screenprinted over layers of stickers and up to four colors of paint, giving each cover a completely unique look and texture. (Note: a very small number of covers is available in white ink).

Stuck is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies and is available now at carnagenyc.bigcartel.com.