A book by Leo Rivinoja (Incognito Magazine) and Björn Engberg about Stockholm train writing.
The idea to write your name on a train and watch it roll through the
city, first became popular in New York in the early seventies. The
phenomenon appeared in Stockholm about fifteen years later, since then
the city's subway and commuter trains have been painted frequently. But
one important thing has changed since the mid-eighties – train writing
today attracts little attention. Once
painted trains could roll throughout the city for months, now they are
generally taken out of service immediately. The paintings are removed
before hardly anyone other than their originators and a couple of rail
workers have seen them. What was once a public art form available for
everyone to see, has become a private game only accessible to the
This collection of private pictures and personal memories from some of
the most prolific writers in the history of Stockholm is an attempt to
yet again make train writing visible to the general public. The book
features writers like Akay, Ape, Beges, Detch, Erir, Healr, Hnr, Kaos, Ribe, Rilo, Skil, Termit, Terror, Triss & Weston.