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Roger Gastman started writing graffiti as a teenager in Bethesda, Maryland, and was able to parlay his love for it into a legitimate career. He founded and published two respected popculture magazinesWhile You Were Sleeping and Swindle (copublisher)as well as more than a dozen highly sought-after art books. He is the founder and creative director of R. Rock Enterprises, a multiplatform media agency specializing in print, art, design, marketing, and brand development that has nurtured the careers of internationally recognized artists. Gastman has produced several independent documentary films and has held speaking engagements at universities and museums across the country. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his two yellow Labs, Nicky and Harley.
Caleb Neelon has been writing about urban history and contemporary culture for more than fifteen years. He is the coauthor of Street World and Graffiti Brasil, author of his artist monograph, Caleb Neelon's Book of Awesome, and a contributor to dozens of other books and magazines. He has painted walls in more than two dozen countries and exhibited in galleries, museums, hospitals, and educational settings. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Received this as a secret santa gift - Amazing book that covers quite a bit. Definitely a must have if you enjoy graffiti/artPublished 7 months ago by Tim Rodgers
I bought this as a gift, and my boyfriend loves it! Great photos, tons of info, very comprehensive. Def recommend.Published on January 10, 2013 by Rebecca McAtee
This book f'n kills. A textbook for the new school! From the earliest days till now, this is knowledge writers cannot go on without.Published on September 19, 2012 by Hugh Knight
Bought this for my husband for fathers Day. He is from Baltimore City and knew of some of the people in the book. Awesome Book and best price I could find plus free shipping.Published on June 20, 2011 by KilKel
The History of American Graffiti presents itself as an unprecedented effort to track and expose the development and growth of graffiti as an urban art form. Read morePublished on June 15, 2011 by Daniel Lobo