Mascots & Mugs

by David Villorente, Todd James
Mascots & Mugs
  • ISBN-13: 9780972592048
  • Author(s): David Villorente, Todd James
  • Subject: Graffiti & street art
  • Publisher: Testify Books
  • Imprint: Testify Books
  • Publication Date: 02-11-2007
  • Format: h/b

Availability: Available

£35.99
In the graffiti world it's the name that brings the fame, but what about the figural components of this urban typography? Mascots & Mugs is the first book to examine the figures integral to many graffiti pieces. It also traces the history of the characters. Drawing inspiration from Saturday morning TV, printed comic strips and the dense urban landscape itself, graf writers create characters free from the constraints of usual letter-forms. The results are outlandish visuals that have become so prevalent every artist needs at least one to complement his work.
About the book

In the graffiti world it's the name that brings the fame, but what about the figural components of this urban typography? Mascots & Mugs is the first book to examine the figures integral to many graffiti pieces. It also traces the history of the characters. Drawing inspiration from Saturday morning TV, printed comic strips and the dense urban landscape itself, graf writers create characters free from the constraints of usual letter-forms. The results are outlandish visuals that have become so prevalent every artist needs at least one to complement his work.