A Look Inside TOOLS OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEFJuxtapoz // Thursday, 23 Dec 2010
Our longtime contributing writer Roger Gastman (and one of the curators of the MOCA "Art In the Streets" exhibition next Spring) has a new book called Tools of Criminal Mischief that documents various tools of criminal mischief. As Roger puts it, "The danger, history, process, spray cans, magic markers, and the local styles are just a few parts of graffiti that I fixate on. Different aspects interest me at different times, but what always continues to excite me is the oddity - especially pedestrian graffiti and the strange pop-culture references."
Roger Gastman curated a few issues and stories with Juxtapoz as well, including the Seventh Letter Issue, the NYC Graffiti Issue, and recent features on CEPT, Sanrio, and POSE.
ForTools of Criminal Mischief, Roger presents the quirky stories and visual oddities that inspire him personally; from the story of infamous Baltimore Graffiti Writer SHAKEN, to 1940's hobo train art, '70s gang graffiti, photos of graffiti writers' personal aerosol arsenals, spray paint collectibles, ephemera and more. Quirky and graffiti are good together, means its good.
Here the specs:
9" x 11 3/4"
265 color illustrations
Buy it here.
Limited to 1500 Copies worldwide