Brooklyn-based Rubin (b. 1975 in Gothenburg, Sweden) has put his trademark on concrete and brick all over the world, from his native Scandinavia to Thailand and Miami Art Basel. His works have been featured in Vice Magazine, Juxtapoz and several of the world's leading street art media outlets and he's created designs for Nike and COMMON, to name a few. Rubin lives in Brooklyn NYC but he's just as much at home in the wilderness of Lapland where he spends the summer months together with his wife in a log house among reindeer under the midnight sun. Bjaoern Almqvist, born 1974, is an author, publisher and senior editor at Dokument Press. He have edited numerous books on art and street culture.
"Rubin's graffiti and art are like Volvo or Saab: the ultimate
style and technique made in Sweden by Finnish immigrants." --
"In today's art scene, Rubin's work is a wonderful break from the norm, an absolute breath of fresh air, reminiscent of Futura 2000." -- Crash "It's an incredible book that deserves closer inspection than a casual coffee table browse, that proves there's more to graffiti and street art than stencils and dead celebrities." -- Proper Mag
"With an un-erring sense of color, the contained compositions offer an antidote to the chaotic quality of city living, but he carefully steps aside of any suburban pleasantry for the sake of safety. These are soaring city lights, swerving streetscapes, jutting smokestacks, rusted hulks, plump water towers, throbbing beams of light, hidden peeping entrances, refracted urban revelation." -- Brooklyn Street Art