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Testify Books

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 64 pgs / 30 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 93   

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ISBN 9780972592093 TRADE
List Price: $25.00 CDN $34.50 GBP £22.00

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The ABCs of Style

A Graffiti Alphabet

Edited by David Villorente. Text by Dana James.

The ABCs of Style

S is for Subway, and Spraycans to use. T is for Transit, the Ones and the Twos.

Filled with 26 colorful marker drawings contributed by some of graffiti art's ultimate style masters, The ABCs of Style is part children's book, part adult art primer, tracking the evolution of graffiti letterforms. Each letter of the alphabet has been rendered by a different artist, with work from renowned writers Blade, Lee, Daze, Fuzz One, Haze, Jester, Doc, Ces, Cey, Trike, Part, Reas, Wane, SP, Keo, Queen Andrea and many others. Their styles range from early Bubble and Stick styles all the way to Wild style and beyond. But despite all these previously unseen original works, this book is not only for graffiti aficionados and art lovers. Both kids and parents will appreciate the book's rhythmic, happy verse that concludes with a gentle exhortation to rest. As appropriate on a coffee table as on a bunk bed, The ABCs of Style is truly art for everyone.


Featured image, by Trike, is captioned "T is for Transit, the Ones and the Twos."

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New Yorker

Eric Lach

A Baby Einstein-like book for the streetwise set.

The ABCs of Style

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/2/2019

Graffiti alphabet 'The ABCs of Style' is "a Baby Einstein-like book for the streetwise set"

Graffiti alphabet 'The ABCs of Style' is "a Baby Einstein-like book for the streetwise set"

A is for Apple, Asia, & Air.
B is for Basketball, Baby, & Bear.
C is for Cat, as everyone knows,
And D is for Dog, 'cause that's how it goes…


So begins The ABCs of Style: A Graffiti Alphabet, the new children's abecedary penned by old-school writers Blade, Bio, Ces, Cey, Chino Byi, Daze, Dondi, Doc TC5, Fuzz One, Haze, Jester, Keo, Lee, Nicer, Part, Queen Andrea, Beas, Revolt, SP One, Stem, Team, Trike, Wane Cod and Web. Authored by Dana James of Testify Books and edited by graffiti artist and historian David Villorente, The ABCs of Style has been called "a Baby Einstein-like book for the streetwise set" by The New Yorker. Featured here, the letter J, by Jester, is captioned, "J is for Jupiter, king of the night." continue to blog


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