Category Archives: books

New Job = No New Posts

Wow, its been a long time since I’ve posted anything.  I got a new job recently and I have much less free time lately.  I’m not sure how often I can update but I’ll try to post something from time to time.

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Get Out and Vote!

Today is election day and regardless of your political views, your possible disillusionment with the system, prior apathy, or whatever may have held you back from voting in the past, it is important that you exercise your right to vote!  Just do it!

New Book, ‘Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art’

On Tashcen’s website (fantastic selection of art books btw) I  came across this book:

Chronicling graffiti art and street art is, to say the least, difficult.  The shadow of illegality, preference  for anonymity, and the spectre of the criminal element complicate the process which is, in my opinion, unfortunate because graffiti art is a genre packed with significance and relevant commentary that is lacking in much of the art world en large.

This looks like a great and well-researched book that incorporates great plates and first hand accounts from the artists themselves.  Domestic and international trends in graffiti art are covered and it even includes a preface by reclusive Banksy–how cool is that!