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5.0 out of 5 stars Old School Rules
This book is a serious study of the Old School Graffiti years. it starts in the late 1960's in Philadelphia, then moves onto New York.
It is as important as book on Graffiti as has bee written, and has a lot of obscure and interesting information, plus many colour and black & white photos.
An essential buy for anyone interested in Hip Hop linked Graffiti.
Published on 22 Mar. 2009 by British Commentator

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3.0 out of 5 stars A decent read, but a little dated now.
I bought this as a gift but when I flicked through it before wrapping, I though it now looked dated and the recipient said similar.
Published 12 months ago by A Mum on the Run


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5.0 out of 5 stars Old School Rules, 22 Mar. 2009
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This review is from: Graffiti Kings: New York Transit Art of the 1970s (Hardcover)
This book is a serious study of the Old School Graffiti years. it starts in the late 1960's in Philadelphia, then moves onto New York.
It is as important as book on Graffiti as has bee written, and has a lot of obscure and interesting information, plus many colour and black & white photos.
An essential buy for anyone interested in Hip Hop linked Graffiti.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great indepth look at the beginnings of New York Graf, 2 Sept. 2010
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Having read an awful lot of books on Graffiti culture over the years, I wasn't expecting this to offer anything new. However, this book really delves deeply into the humble beginnings and rapid rise of New York Graffiti that started as 60's tags out of Philly some 200 miles south.
While the art is crude to begin with, the author really explains every detail as to why a certian dot or arrow was placed and who was credited as being the first to do so.
For those who have a certain yearning to find out about the birth & origins of Graffiti or even Hip hop culture, then this is a must.
Strangely the author doesn't mention certain artists and other people who were documenting similar activities at the time (Henry Chalfont/Martha Cooper/Fuzz One etc spring to mind). But that does not take away the grit of the work put into looking at who was doing what back in 1971 at 3.30am in a train yard somewhere in NYC.
A great book and a unique look at the hidden graffiti culture in 1970's New York.
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5.0 out of 5 stars writers bible, 11 Nov. 2013
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Ive been a writer for 29 years,started "taggin" in 1983 and still tag and peice today,I can honestly say whether you appreciate graf or not,this book is a must have for anyone who's interested in 1970's America and its cultural architecture..absolutely fascinating..seller gets top marks,fast,well packaged.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for partner and well loved, 10 Nov. 2011
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What a wonderful book...my partner received this as a christmas gift and loved it .... Good quality book with good illustrations ....and it arrived fast and in good condition :)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A decent read, but a little dated now., 16 April 2014
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I bought this as a gift but when I flicked through it before wrapping, I though it now looked dated and the recipient said similar.
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