Flip the Script Hardcover – February 15, 2013
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- Item Weight : 2.4 pounds
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1584234609
- Product dimensions : 8.4 x 1.1 x 10.9 inches
- Publisher : Gingko Press (February 15, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,090,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hardcover is a must. They did a great job with the foil & embossed hardcover & the attached cloth bookmark is definitely a nice touch. I’m a book collector, so this is on the premium end of my stuff & stoked to have picked it up on such a good deal.
Good variety of writers/artists & styles to match. Some well known, others not so much. Tags to alphabets, this walks you through it all. The introduction was well written & thought out, do not bypass it, critical if you’re trying to understand graff & handstyles genesis & why they maintain such high regard among graffers. Little bit of history can go a long way & they did a solid job in presenting it.
Def one for the collection if you're an artist, piecer, writer or consider yourself a stylized typographer.
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As for the artists included in the book, there seems to be representation from most major regions of the country. Of course there will be gripes that certain folks are missing. As a DC area guy I would have liked to see the Mid-Atlantic area a little more fleshed out. I can imagine that there are a whole lot of writers that Mr. Acker wanted to get in the book but wasn't able to for any number of reasons.
I think this book will appeal to a broad spectrum of people from graffiti writers interested in their history to typography fans to graphic designers looking for fresh inspiration. Buy this book! You won't be disappointed.
This is the most in-depth books on the subject on graffiti style! It might be a bit boring to the uneducated eye, but what Mr.Acker has done has never been done before. The book is missing a couple of the big kings of style, which I suspect is only due to arrogance and ignorance, but there are some really cool heavy hitters along with some no-names. Yet, every writer has his well deserved place and becomes part of the bigger picture.
Christian Acker's endless collecting of style samples has has left us with a book that will withstand any trend. It is a true cultural record that should be on the bookshelf of anybody who is interested in street art or graffiti.
My only quip is the felt material the cover is lined with, as it picks up dust and lint like nobody's business. I almost didn't include this comment because I honestly could not praise Christian P Acker's efforts any more and I do not want the cover to distract from the extraordinary material contained within. Don't judge a book by it's cover blah blah blah
Overall, this book is built well and provides a comprehensive look into the handstyle movement of graffiti. If you are interested in learning about or practicing graffiti, this is a must buy, especially considering the cost.
Top reviews from other countries
Fantastic breakdown of styles, with some great artists include such as Mike Giant!