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Freight Train Graffiit

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Beast, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. Beast

    Beast Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 990 Likes Received: 4
    Just found this for pre order ....


    Book Description
    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.
  2. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    this should be interesting
  3. skirmfirm

    skirmfirm Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 19, 2005 Messages: 2,812 Likes Received: 12
    heard bout this the other day, im defi gonna get it.
  4. AbsorbDesigns

    AbsorbDesigns New Jack

    Joined: May 25, 2005 Messages: 65 Likes Received: 0
    sick... i hope they do a good job of covering artists from differant areas of the continent
  5. Super Stock

    Super Stock New Jack

    Joined: Dec 15, 2005 Messages: 97 Likes Received: 0
    yea i hope its better then the AKA book ....i wasnt happy with the book for the money i spend...
  6. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    it's by roger.
    don't hold your breath
    based on the people i heard who got 'cut' i wasn't real stoked on it.

    then again, if it really has 1000 pics i guess it'd be cool no matter what.
  7. southrngent

    southrngent Member

    Joined: Feb 18, 2003 Messages: 734 Likes Received: 0
    i also heard that the publishers had a fieldday with it! NOT GOOD!
  8. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    It looks good to me. There's always going to be some grousing about who else should have been in instead of so-and-so, but an honest effort was made to include every important player, and I think they succeeded in particular with the early generations of aerosol, including some obscure folks who deserved it.
    Some omissions were also at the request (or disdain) of potential includees, despite being invited.
    Roger's rep on the $$ tip will no doubt prejudice some folks against this right away. But from what I've seen this is a serious effort to be comprehensive, not some fast-buck bullshit.
  9. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    just so ya know
    for me it's not about his making money off of it.

    i know people who were involved in putting it together
    and some decisions i would regard as 'poor' were made.

    i'm not going to rant about the thing.
    i'm sure it has some great parts
    and like the old addage goes you can't please everyone
    (especially not when your working on some elitist shit)
  10. Frate_Raper

    Frate_Raper Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 20, 2000 Messages: 7,973 Likes Received: 168
    I don't know about it,I don't care what went on before hand.I'll say my peice after I see the final product.
  11. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 13,021 Likes Received: 536
    prolly be like every other graffiti mag/book/video...

  12. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,475 Likes Received: 203
    why buy a book about graffiti when you do it every day.


    Joined: Sep 3, 2004 Messages: 448 Likes Received: 0
    now every toy will do trains!!
  14. hail of rage

    hail of rage Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 15, 2004 Messages: 188 Likes Received: 0
    like they havent been anyway.
  15. thecarwreck

    thecarwreck Senior Member

    Joined: May 14, 2003 Messages: 1,006 Likes Received: 67
    son of a bitch. stole my dissertation topic.

    and it's not the "first-ever"