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Editors: Steve Grimwade, Lisa Greenaway

Going Down Swinging’s most extraordinary print production was the extra-special hardback version of #26.

Where the paperback included prints of intricate stencil art from five of Melbourne’s best street artists, these special editions included originals of the same artworks at four times the size. The variation in colouring and technique means that each book is distinct from the next. Hand-bound and individually numbered, these are collector’s items in the truest sense of the term.

Only two copies remain.

As the prospectus stated at the time, “This is an unprecedented opportunity to collect the work of HaHa, Vexta, Tom Civil, Miso and Ghostpatrol – artists whose works normally adorn the laneways of Melbourne, but who now, for the first time, can be collected in this unique publication.”

“Only thirty copies of this hardback edition have been created. Each issue has been lovingly hand-bound by Irwin & McClaren Bookbinders in law buckram with a clear foil stamp. Each issue features five limited edition artworks – one from each artist. Each artwork is tipped in, so that it folds out effortlessly from the hardback binding.”

If you wish to purchase the Limited Edition, please email us at info@goingdownswinging.org.au, rather than purchasing through the shopping cart.

The special edition of Going Down Swinging #26 had only 15 copies offered for sale.

The books are bound in law buckram hardcover with a foil-stamped cover motif, with hand-cut and hand-bound pages, and inserts of the original hand-made poster-size prints of the artworks and stencils featured in the issue. The paints and techniques change from work to work, so every one of the fifteen copies is unique.

Published 2008


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