Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Awesome designer and all around International Man of Mystery Ian Lynam sent over a copy of his 'zine Liminal: An Examination of Graffiti in Tokyo. It was published in conjunction with a presentation for the Artalking series of lectures on contemporary aesthetics held in Roppongi.
"The bulk of graffiti in Tokyo is not highly decorative, multi-colored murals- pretty surface coatings with vaguely decipherable lettering. Graffiti in Tokyo tends toward "bombing" -tagging and throwups- the less 'painterly' aspects of graffiti," sez Lynam.
The 'zine features work by some of Tokyo's top street lettering and imaging troublemakers including Almond, Toms, Essu, QP, Sekt, Wanto, and others.
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