Street art has change into mainstream in contemporary years and the work of graffiti artists’ been celebrated and taken away from the street to be displayed in galleries. This book looks at the other end of the spectrum, that specialize in the rough lettering and lude comments more commonly found on street signs and toilet doors. Fairly than yet another book on designer’ graffiti, Bad Graffiti looks at the plethora of graffiti that adorns our cities at a ubiquitous, popular cultural level. This can be a record of the graffiti of the on a regular basis, not of the named artists’ who have contributed to the many books on graffiti art’ during the last ten years or so.
Scott Hocking has been photographing graffiti since 2007, that specialize in the humorous statement decorating urban landscapes and particularly in areas of decay or abandonment. Hocking’s photographs, collected here for the first time, tell the story of the on a regular basis and showcase the areas or markings so ceaselessly seen but also overlooked by others.
Bad Graffiti is a funny, informative and at times irreverent look at the urban landscape today, making a great gift for those interested in the city and popular culture.