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You Can’t Always Win

Edward NightingaleAUD $86.00

A story about failure in graffiti.

Captured in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in late 2019

Photography by Edward Nightingale

Standard Edition: 500 copies
88 pages (stitched binding)
300mm x 240mm
Paper: 170g Sappi RAW, Gmund Heidi
Language: English
ISBN: 9783982291406
Printed and bound in Germany

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In November 2019 a group of friends travelled to Tashkent in Uzbekistan to paint the local metro system. Their lack of chance is captured in this book.

Edward’s most emotional and intimate publication to this day is a visual essay about failure in graffiti. As trainwriting happens to be illegal, trains often are protected against unwanted visitors. With high-security levels, success is not always guaranteed. Sometimes there can be even a complete lack of it. Every graffiti writer knows those moments. But those anticlimactic experiences are often overlooked. Out of a writer’s perspective, nothing noteworthy happens.

Follow four friends around remote areas of Tashkent, trying their luck with the subway for a week. But nothing happens.

The standard edition is printed in a run of 500 copies.

Included: It’s For Us stickers and a large postcard.

Designed by Deutsche & Japaner using the typeface Chap by Schick Toikka

Published by It’s For Us Studio


We ship daily from Brisbane, Australia

Prices are AUD (Australian dollars) and are inclusive of GST.

Additional information

Weight 586 g
Dimensions 300 × 240 × 10 mm

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