About the project
As graffiti writers ourselves, we knew that only actual participants in the graffiti scene could articulate the phenomena in this way. We knew that no one could talk about the adventures and lifestyles associated with the graffiti life like the individuals who actually lived it first-hand. Their memories, images, and words allow readers to better understand this otherwise covert subculture. As they are collected in eras, these diverse reflections will finally give you a sense of who these prolific street artists were.
As eager curators of the L.A. Graffiti scene, we approached Volume One and Two, first and foremost, as fans of graffiti. But because of our respective roles in the graffiti scene, we were able to make contact with these writers, allowing them to open up and tell their stories in a comfortable environment to an audience that understood their every word and emotion. Along with our editor Stefano Bloch who is also a member of the graffiti community and Wendy Peng who has designed many publications for galleries and museums, we deliver these reflections to you in a condensed but never censored format. READ MORE AND SUPPORT HERE
Los Angeles Graffiti Art from 1989-1994 documented through never-before-published candid interviews, photography and artwork.
Check out pics from 2006 launch at Meltdown.