Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ghost: Rocking in Style (From Here to Fame Publishing) by Alain "KET" Maridueña

Product Description
GHOST was one of the last kings of the New York City train writing era. He experimented with traditional letter styles until developing his own loose, funky and psychedelic letters that sprouted from his twisted drug seeped brain and his passion for bombing. When most writers see a train yard as an opportunity to paint a nice colorful piece, Ghost sees the yard as a place to bomb, to do hundreds of throw ups. He approaches his paintings with the same zest and casual grace as he does his throw-ups, with bold dripping explosions of vibrant colors and freaky cartoons. With frequent trips to Europe his style has inspired the new wave of Scandinavian-loose-bombing-style pieces. Today, he exhibits his artwork in galleries worldwide and does collaborations with urban culture brands. Despite this Ghost remains an enigma, he isn't social, and he does not want to be your friend. But his artwork like his bombing is something fantastic that deserves attention, for this he is overdue.

About the Author
Alain KET Maridueña is a publisher, writer, Hip Hop historian, activist and graffiti artist from NYC. While studying at NYU, he founded Stress, and then created programs for inmates in the Riker's Island and the collective Black August. He also co-founded Complex magazine with Marc Ecko, and later joined From Here To Fame publishing, in order to preserve Hip Hop's rich history. He also works as a consultant for various urban culture industries and is currently creative director and photo editor for Vibe magazine.

Product Details
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: From Here to Fame; Limited collector's ed edition (September 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 393794625X
ISBN-13: 978-3937946252
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 0.7 inches

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