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Publisher Comments:

Like Graffiti World, Freight Train Graffiti is the definitive history of a vibrant art form. Until now there was almost no written insight into this vast subculture, which inspires fascination across America and around the world. As dazzling as the art it celebrates, the book is packed with 1,000 full-color illustrations and features in-depth interviews with more than 125 train artists and "writers." Hundreds of never-before-seen photographs span the style's evolution, while the authoritative text from an all-star team of authors provides unprecedented perspective, including the first-ever written history of "monikers," the precursors of graffiti, developed by hobos and rail workers to communicate en route. Bound to surprise graffiti artists, graphic designers, and urban culture buffs alike, this book will inspire anyone who has ever been interested in graffiti.

Book News Annotation:

This work celebrates graffiti writing on the freight trains that criss-cross the United States as a legitimate and under-recognized art form and subculture. The editors offer some discussion of the place of such expression within the wider graffiti culture and in terms of the place of the railroads in American countercultures such as that represented by boxcar-hopping "hobo," but for the most part are content to let the words of a hundred of the artists and a thousand color photographs of their works tell the history of the practice.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This work celebrates graffiti writing on the freight trains that criss-cross the United States as a legitimate and under-recognized art form and subculture. The editors offer some discussion of the place of such expression within the wider graffiti culture and in terms of the place of the railroads in American countercultures such as that represented by boxcar-hopping "hobo," but for the most part are content to let the words of a hundred of the artists and a thousand color photographs of their works tell the history of the practice. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

As dazzling as the art it celebrates, this volume is packed with 1,000 full-color illustrations and features in-depth interviews with more than 125 train artists and "writers" to provide unprecedented perspective into graffiti.

About the Author

Roger Gastman has been involved with graffiti for fifteen years, and in 1993 he painted his first freight train. He has written extensively on the subject, and is the co-publisher of the pop culture magazine SWINDLE. He lives in Los Angeles. Darin Rowland's childhood home was blocks from CSX's ACCA yard in Richmond, Virginia, where he fell in love with trains. Eventually, Rowland's addiction moved from trains to graffiti. He now lives in Philadelphia. Ian Sattler has never been a full-fledged graffiti writer due to his horrible penmanship. Instead, Ian focused on other kinds of writing. His work has appeared in a number of books and national magazines. Sattler lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810992498
Author:
Gastman, Roger
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Author:
Rowland, Darin
Author:
Sattler, Ian
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Graffiti
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Railroads -- Freight.
Subject:
American Studies; Popular Culture
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.75 x 8.50 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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