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This book is awesome! The format is mainly interviews with the artists with tons of stunning photographs. After reading it you will never look at graffiti in the same way again. The author really gets The culmination of author and photographer Grody's year obsession, this stunning examination of Los Angeles street art should prove to be a definitive work on the subject.
Beginning in the s Graffiti L. Steve Grody. Long before graffiti was adopted as the visual expression of hip-hop culture in the s, Chicano gang members in East Los Angeles had been developing stylized calligraphy and writing on walls. Cholo gangster scripts became the first distinctive letter forms to evolve in the modern vernacular tradition of graffiti writing.
Today Los Angeles writers of diverse backgrounds draw from a unique confluence of cultures that has led to regionally distinctive styles. Complementing the main text, interviews with L. Essential to the understanding of the development of the graffiti movement, this book will be an invaluable source to graffiti fans around the world. James Prigoff.
Graffiti L.A.: Street Styles and Art
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