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Freight Train Graffiit

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

  1. Beast

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    Freight Train Graffiit

    Discussion started by Beast - Dec 31, 2005

    Just found this for pre order ....

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/081099249...=books&v=glance


    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.
     
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  2. krowteN

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    krowteN - Replied Dec 31, 2005

    this should be interesting
     
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  3. skirmfirm

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    skirmfirm - Replied Jan 1, 2006

    heard bout this the other day, im defi gonna get it.
     
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  4. AbsorbDesigns

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    sick... i hope they do a good job of covering artists from differant areas of the continent
     
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  5. Super Stock

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    Super Stock - Replied Jan 12, 2006

    yea i hope its better then the AKA book ....i wasnt happy with the book for the money i spend...
     
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  6. !@#$%

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    !@#$% - Replied Jan 13, 2006

    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.
     
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  7. southrngent

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    southrngent - Replied Jan 13, 2006

    i also heard that the publishers had a fieldday with it! NOT GOOD!
     
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  8. Cracked Ass

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    Cracked Ass - Replied Jan 17, 2006

    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.
     
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    !@#$% - Replied Jan 17, 2006

    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)
     
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    Frate_Raper - Replied Jan 17, 2006

    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.
     
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    Brewster Baker - Replied Jan 28, 2006

    prolly be like every other graffiti mag/book/video...


    biased
     
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    ~KRYLON2~ - Replied Feb 12, 2006

    why buy a book about graffiti when you do it every day.
     
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    now every toy will do trains!!
     
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    hail of rage - Replied Feb 20, 2006

    like they havent been anyway.
     
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    thecarwreck - Replied Feb 20, 2006

    son of a bitch. stole my dissertation topic.

    and it's not the "first-ever"
     
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