Freight Train Graffiti by Roger Gastman

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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.

About Roger Gastman

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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.
Published June 1, 2006 by Harry N. Abrams. 352 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Freight Train Graffiti by Roger Gastman, Darin Rowland and Ian Sattler (354pp, Thames & Hudson, £14.95) Writers United by Björn Amqvist and Emil Hagelin (160pp, Dokument Förlag, £19.99) Wall and Piece by Banksy (208pp Century, £20) Graffiti Brasil by Tristan Manco, Lost Art and Caleb Neelon (128p...

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