Synopses & Reviews
With more beautifully produced, adrenalin-soaked pages of visceral eye-popping images, this collection is a must-have for all the greasers, hot rodders, and kustom artists who loved Kustom Graphics, as well as fans of stunning cutting-edge photography. The photographers profiled here include Dirk "The Pixeleye" Behlau, whose images are collected in Speed Kings; Richard Heeps, whose photography collections include Man's Ruin and Rolled Out; Laurent Bagnard, winner of an International Automotive Media Gold Award for The Electroline Diaries; and Columbus, Ohio-based Chas Ray Krider, known for his book Motel Fetish. From the West Coast, there is L.A.-based Shannon Brooke, whose credits include People magazine and Traditional Rod and Kulture Magazine; David Perry of Benicia, California, whose books include Hot Rod Pin-Ups and Hot Rod Pin-Ups II; pin-up photographer Roy Varga of Placentia, California; and Pacific Northwest hot rod photographer April May. Biographies of every artist are included, as well as detailed captions for each work and an extensive contact section.
"The sheer energy of the publication is staggering . . . an inspirational, visual feast." —Total Tattoo on Kustom Graphics
About the Author
London-born Yak El-Droubie is a self confessed kustom kulture fiend with a liking for art which transcends genre and trend. He has worked in publishing for more than 20 years as a designer, art director, and publisher who occasionally writes.