After working with all known Graffiti techniques and even discovering some new areas of application, Joy published a practise book for Graffiti as an art-form, design and decoration in 2005 with the „Knaur Ratgeber Verlag“. As the only german practise book on graffiti, it quickly became a definitive book and Joy started to teach Graffiti in neighbourhoods, creativity seminars, at schools and adult education centers.
Joy´s Graffiti practise book, 2005
This stage in Joy´s Graffiti activities led to new techniques and cross-cultural combinations, enriching the spectrum of his artistic vocabulary for 2-dimensional artwork as well as for design applications and street-art happenings.
For the poetry book on greek mythology „Firniswasser – und Zeiten zu Schwärze geschliffen“ of Peter Grabowski, Joy developed a technique which reminds of an archaeological excavation. The negatives of the archaeographic cycle are arranged in several layers: prepared fragments of negatives, foil-copies of antique elements, scratching structures and ink drawings.
The positive print brings the different layers up to the surface like epoches of archaeological stratums and gives isolated informations to those who know how to read them.
The viewer is now left to himself to dissolve the component parts out of the whole composition to read them isolated and/or in context with the whole like an archaeologist reads the field.
„Firniswasser – und Zeiten zu Schwärze geschliffen“, 114 pages, 16 illustrations, LEO-Verlag, 1993