Written by Craig Costello, Contribution by Carlo McCormick and Barry McGee and Agnès b and Ryan McGuinness
A visual autobiography by counterculture/street artist OG KR, renowned for creating the signature "dripping" KRINK paint markers beloved by creatives all over the world.
KRINK is a brand name of iconic inks and paint markers created by graffiti/street artist Craig Costello, aka KR. This visual memoir is a deep dive into KR and KRINK markers: from his early street-art/graffiti days of the '80s and '90s to his evolution into graffiti-artist royalty and his high-fashion collaborations and art exhibitions.
From making his own markers in the early '90s and selling his product at hip New York City retail store Alife, Costello now has an internationally recognized brand creating markers and pens that are distributed and sold worldwide.
KR's work is the epitome of street-culture aesthetic crossed with high fashion, a more "street" version of Stephen Sprouse. The book showcases KR and his seminal style in its dripping glory. It also chronicles his myriad collaborations with Alife, Nike, Coach, Moncler, Modernica, Marc Jacobs, Levi Strauss & Co., Mini (BMW), Casio, Smith Optics, Carhartt, Incase, Kidrobot, Monument Snowboards, Married to the Mob, Juxtapoz, and Colette, among many others.
KRINK the book is both stylish and informative, capturing the ethos of punk and hip-hop culture, and is sure to appeal to the fans of high/low cultural crossovers, as well as die-hard fans of street art.
About The Author
KR, aka Craig Costello, is a visual and street artist who created the popular KRINK paint markers. Agnès B is a famous French clothing designer. Carlo McCormick is a culture critic and curator. Barry McGee is a painter and street artist. Ryan McGinness is a contemporary artist.