Definition; the art and design of hip-hop
New York: Collins Design, 2008. First printing (stated). Paperback. Large green-white octavo, black spine, 187 pages, chiefly color illustrations (some b&w), 25 cm. Extremely mild rubbing to spine head and foot, light soiling to fore-edges, exceedingly gentle soiling to corners, faint sunning and soiling to rear cover, else Near Fine(+). Item #92128
"Compiled by legendary hip-hop designer Cey Adams, DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop is the first comprehensive anthology published in the name of the genre during the last thirty-five years. This landmark volume celebrates a culture that has made its mark on everything from fine art to the label on a bottle of Hawaiian Punch, including fashion, automobiles, movies, television, advertising, and sneakers. It highlights the careers and artwork of such crucial hip-hop elders as Lady Pink, Haze, Run-DMC, Dapper Dan, Buddy Esquire, Spike Lee, and Snoop Dogg as well as contemporary giants like Kehinde Wiley, Mr. Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Dalek, Mike Thompson, Jor One, and Claw Money, and dozens of others. DEFinition examines the evolution of hip-hop as a visual phenomenon with the historical depth that only an insider like Cey Adams can provide. Featuring more than 200 stunning photographs and illustrations as well as compelling essays by some of hip-hop's most seasoned voices, DEFinition illuminates the culture in a form that speaks to aficionados and newcomers alike."--from the publisher. Contents: Introduction. Hip-hop from the jump : peace, love, unity, having fun ... and making money / Bill Adler -- Chapter one. Getting up and getting over: hip-hop and street art -- Part one: New York underground, 1969 to 1980 / Sacha Jenkins -- Part two: Out of the subways and into the world, 1980 to the present / Franklin Sirmans -- Chapter two. Rhymin' and designin' : hip-hop and the art of the album cover / Carlo McCormick -- Chapter three. From tags to riches : hip-hop and advertising / Tamara Warren -- Chapter four. Camera-ready : hip-hop and the moving image / Armond White -- Chapter five. The beating drum : hip-hop and cars / Cheo Hodari Coker -- Chapter six. Kicks : hip-hop and sneakers / Michael A. Gonzales -- Chapter seven. So fresh and so clean clean : hip-hop and fashion / Raquel Cepeda. Hip-hop -- Subculture -- United States.
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