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Messenger Poet

Kurt Boone and Greg Ugalde

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  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.00" x 8.00"
  • ISBN: 978-1-934690-23-9
  • Publication Date: 2010-02-01
  • Tasora Books

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Messenger Poet

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The Messenger World has influenced the founding of the graffiti arts movement, urban streetwear, the ubiquitous messenger bag accessory and the growing fixed gear bicycle craze. Messenger Poet describes life as New York City messengers through poetry by Kurt Boone and illustrations by Greg Ugalde. Both are veteran messengers of this authentic urban aesthetic.

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Kurt Boone

Kurt Boone is a native New Yorker. He is the author of seven books, most notably co-author of New York Alleycats with photography by Amy Bolger, and Messenger Poet with illustrations by Greg Ugalde. Kurt has been profiled in The New York Times, New York Daily News and Courier Magazine.

In his fifteen years as a courier, Kurt has made important deliveries for former President of the United States Bill Clinton, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, HBO Sopranos Production, designer Ralph Lauren, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, comedian Bill Cosby and legendary newsman Walter Cronkite.

Kurt is the founder of two small businesses, Boone Marketing Company and the Messenger 841 Project. He has also collaborated in designing a professional messenger bag with Seagull Bags. He recently produced the original web series The Messenger Poet Show and is also an avid supporter of urban cycling.

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Greg Ugalde

Greg Ugalde has been a bicycle messenger over 10 years. He is considered the premier messenger world street artist. Greg’s illustrations were featured in New York Alleycats (with photography by Amy Bolger). Greg’s work has been used for promotional materials by Body Glove, Manhattan Portage, the 13th Annual Cycle Messenger World Championships, and his illustrations have also been used by Timbuk 2, Chrome Messenger Bags, Puma, and Brook Saddles. Visit his website at www.cyclehawk.com.

Greg lives in Brooklyn, NY.