Cover story for Issue 5 of FontShop International’s magazine Font, “Ill Legible:Traveling the Paths of Urban Pioneers”.
This 7 page essay charts the development of graffiti from the context of lettering and calligraphy while grounding the practice within modernism.
This issue of Font is sold out. You can download a pdf version of the feature article I wrote about graffiti for that issue here. Please download it to conserve bandwidth, as opposed to opening it via a browser- it is print-resolution and will take ages to view in a web browser.