THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN GRAFFITI BOOK
This article was posted by Bates 1 Year, 11 months, 1 week, 20 hours, 25 minutes ago.
Authors Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon, both former graffiti artists, claim, “Graffiti, in so many ways, is often a yelling contest.”
There are hundreds of books about the graffiti movement that began in the ’70s, but now you can ignore them all:
The History of American Graffiti is the definitive source. The 397-page textbook, categorized by chronology and
subcategorized by American city, presents the history of graffiti as no book prior. A note before the table of
contents sets the tone: that the earliest pioneers of this art form initially regarded themselves as “writers”
and the term “graffiti” as derogatory, many of whom still do. To compile such a comprehensive text,
the authors consulted artists who were there at the beginning, those who had “gone on to become
teachers, artists, janitors, small-business owners, addicts, musicians, law enforcement officers,
murderers, restaurateurs, Pulitzer Prize winners and self-made millionaires.”
I squeezed a little piece in the book,thanks to:
Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon
for sending me the book!
-now get your own copy!
© Bates & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 14, 2011