FLIP THE SCRIPT

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FLIP THE SCRIPT

Gingko Press** - in association with **Upper Playground** - is pleased to announce the release of **FLIP THE SCRIPT: A Guidebook for Aspiring Vandals and Typographers.

Graffiti is one of the last strongholds of highly refined, well practiced penmanship in our contemporary culture. The tag, that most reviled and persecuted form of graffiti, is seldom appreciated for its raw beauty and skeletal letter forms. The casual viewer seldom discerns the difference between entry level and advanced hand styles.

Within the pages of FLIP THE SCRIPT, author Christian Acker systematically analyzes historic graffiti handstyles by collecting the work of writers from the most influential American cities and searching for the origins and commonalities that connect people, places, and times. FLIP THE SCRIPT is richly illustrated and includes art and interviews from luminaries such as: TAKI 183, STAY HIGH 149, HAZE, CORNBREAD, ESPO, AGUA, RENOS, GREY, DUGONE, MIKE GIANT, CHAZ BOJORQUEZ, SLICK, & CRAIG STECYCK. 224 pages, Hardcover, 8 x 10.5 (178 x 229 mm) 100s of 2-color illustrations, English ISBN: 978-1-58423-460-9 Retail: $ 35.00 Publication Date: 3.8.2013