Chapter 47: Mr A


On the street André is known by his graffiti-artist alter ego, the tag “Mr. A,” and for his concept “Love Graffiti.” Mr. A is a funny, round face with a huge smile and a wink that follows you everywhere, and now is all over the world, and often in pink!—a color that is pretty much taboo in the graffiti world, except when it’s André’s monochromatic style.


Justice is one of Ed Banger Records’ most successful groups, comprised of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. In addition to their sensational single “D.A.N.C.E.,” Justice is well known for their remixes of songs by artists including N.E.R.D., Daft Punk, and Fatboy Slim.


In 2002 Gildas Loaëc, along with Masaya Kuroki and design company Abake, created a label interested in melding the worlds of fashion and music. Kitsuné remains on the front lines as global trendsetters who push the boundariesa of style and sound.

Laurent Fetis

Laurent Fetis’ passion and talent for graphic design have led to projects with the Centre Pompidou and Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris. Some of his best-known collaborations include album covers for Beck, DJ Hell, and Mellow.

Olivier Zahm

Olivier Zahm co-founded the Purple Institute in 1992 with Elein Fleiss. He now serves as the editor-in-chief of Purple Fashion, a biannual publication interested in bridging the worlds of fashion and art. In the 1980s and ’90s, Zahm contributed to Artforum, Flash Art, and curated exhibitions at PS1, MoMA, and the Centre Pompidou.


Kolkoz is a French art collective consisting of Samuel Boutruche and Benjamin Moreau. Their works resist any one medium, and include video and sculpture. In recent years, Kolkoz focused on reevaluating the nature of frames, turning decorative forms into ornate sculpture.

Staff & Contributors

Publisher Stephen Malbon
Guest Curator André Saraiva
Editor In Chief Adam Pasulka
Associate Editor Caitlin Levison Collins
Art Director Nicholas Acemoglu
Photo Editor Craig Wetherby

Contributors Juliana Balestin, Benjamin Boas, Julian Broad, Tim Brodhagen, Matthew Frost, Trevor Kane, Louis David Najar, Olivier Zahm
Brand Erika Jarvis, Erica Luciano, Domingo Neris, Jonathan Neville, Shana Pilewski
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