Book Preview: Herakut are "The Perfect Merge"

Juxtapoz // Friday, 06 Mar 2009

Set to drop next month in April 2009, Herakut (Juxtapoz #97) have a new book all ready for their loyal fans and followers, with The Perfect Merge (Publikat 2009, 24.90 EUR) - a compilation of the German duo’s best work since their inception in 2004.

The unique strength and pinpointed tension of a Herakut piece is rooted in their contrasting artistic styles. Much more than typical graffiti artists, the creative minds meet to create on walls, canvases, and anything else they can cover with paint to present a truly unique aesthetic that we love.

Hera’s scratchy free-form painting against Akut’s photorealistic detailing makes for a truly stunning outcome, and reinforces the ideal title for their book, The Perfect Merge.

We got an advance copy of the book and spent a good chunk of time examining its detailed pages filled with images and info on their complex process of how they meld their individual skills for the sake of visual storytelling.

Perhaps the best feature of the book is its conversational nature. True to the artist’s freeform style, the collection looks almost like a scrapbook with handwritten notes and explanations littering the book’s 200 pages. Not only does this make the reader feel like they’re getting an intimate look at Herakut’s process, but it allows for a mixing of both art photos along with more personal images of the pair working and hanging out. Needless, to say, this will be a must-have for any Herakut fan.

See some advance images of pages from the book below and then grab your own copy when it's released next month.

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