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Abrams US Edition
2006 First Printing
8" x 7"
+The US Abrams edition features blank inside flaps designed to collect artist signatures over time. It is different from the UK Thames Hudson Edition which contains a variant cover featuring SENTO- RIME as well as dozens of additional photos montaged on the inner flaps of the book cover.
Freight Train Graffiti is the definitive history of a vibrant art form. Until now there was almost no written insight into this vast subculture, which inspires fascination across America and around the world. As dazzling as the art it celebrates, the book is packed with 1,000 full-color illustrations and features in-depth interviews with more than 125 train artists and "writers." Hundreds of never-before-seen photographs span the style's evolution, while the authoritative text from an all-star team of authors provides unprecedented perspective, including the first-ever written history of "monikers," the precursors of graffiti, developed by hobos and rail workers to communicate en route. Bound to surprise graffiti artists, graphic designers, and urban culture buffs alike, this book will inspire anyone who has ever been interested in graffiti.