Bad Graffiti Is The Photographic Collection Of Artist And Sculptor Scott Hocking From His Journeys Around Abandoned Properties And Areas Of Dereliction Bad Graffiti Is A Celebration Of Bad Graffiti, As Opposed To The Typically Published Graffiti Of Known Taggers.Street Art Has Become Mainstream In Recent Years And The Work Of Graffiti Artists Been Celebrated And Taken Away From The Street To Be Displayed In Galleries This Book Looks At The Other End Of The Spectrum, Focusing On The Rough Lettering And Lude Comments Commonly Found On Street Signs And Toilet Doors Rather Than Yet Another Book On Designer Graffiti, Bad Graffiti Looks At The Plethora Of Graffiti That Adorns Our Cities At A Ubiquitous, Popular Cultural Level It Is A Record Of The Graffiti Of The Everyday, Not Of The Named Artists Who Have Contributed To The Many Books On Graffiti Art Over The Past Ten Years Or So.Scott Hocking Has Been Photographing Graffiti Since 2007, Focusing On The Humorous Commentary Decorating Urban Landscapes And Particularly In Areas Of Decay Or Abandonment Hocking S Photographs, Collected Here For The First Time, Tell The Story Of The Everyday And Showcase The Areas Or Markings So Often Seen But Also Overlooked By Others Bad Graffiti Is A Funny, Informative And At Times Irreverent Look At The Urban Landscape Today, Making A Great Gift For Those Interested In The City And Popular Culture. Fun to look at from a disengaged pov but I wouldn t want to encourage this stuff I appreciate the peeling paint, crumbling infrastructure and urban decay just fine without the focus on evidence of these clumsy and pathetic struggles for self expression. This is a lot of fun Some dude in Detroit took a bunch of photos of really stupid graffiti The best part is that each photograph is titled with what it says what the image is Solidly gift worthy.
- 160 pages
- Bad Graffiti
- Scott Hocking
- 06 October 2019 Scott Hocking