ISBN10: 1856696499 ISBN13: 9781856696494 Contributors: Hassan, Suridh (Editor) Publisher: Laurence King Pub Published: Jun 2 2010 Pages: 128 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 8.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
This book is the first to examine the spread of graffiti in Asia, concentrating mainly on Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan, as well as the Philippines, China, and Hong Kong. Interviews with local artists provide an insight into the life of the graffiti artist in countries far removed from graffiti's origins in the US. They discuss the most popular graffiti locations, the attitudes of each country to the idea of graffiti art, and the network of established and emerging artists across the region. All material in the book was collected at first hand by the authors, who traveled around Asia photographing pieces, throw-ups, drip tags, and more, as well as interviewing the featured artists.