Legal or illegal graffiti. It’s sometimes beautiful, sometimes ugly, but given time it can breathtaking in it's skill of execution. Mural graffiti, although it may be unfashionable to say so – is impressive at least in part because it's really bloody difficult to do it well.
Sadly these murals take too long to create for the illegal stuff to proliferate.
Collected here are a 256 pages of the best.
Burn After Reading published by CarpetBombingCulture is the end result of a unique meeting of styles. When high end professional photography meets cutting edge graffiti.
The past 10 years has seen an explosion of interest in graffiti. RomanyWG, compiler of bestselling photography book Beauty in Decay, is this time to be be found behind the lens and breaks new ground in bringing to life both the craft and creativity of modern day urban painters.
Make no mistake; this is no dim-witted collection of mediocre fan snaps, the imagery compiled within is the result of 5 years of exhaustive travel and documentation. With the highest production values possible and a zen like dedication for perfection, it combines to create a book that will be revered as a stunning tribute to the beauty of art on the sreet today.
Graffiti art, unlike it’s younger cousin Street Art has both a huge underground and overground following, built up through decades of evolution and advancement, devotees of which though, are still true to the origins and codes associated with this most confrontational of artforms.
Burn After Reading. Featuring stunning photography, many images will never have been seen before.