This compelling look at graffiti explores the many aspects of this shocking, raw, and often vulgar art form that are not typically discussed. The hearts and minds of obsessive graffiti writers are revealed, and a range of controversial topics are addressed. What motivates them? How do they live? Why and how do they become interested in what many see as vandalism? The techniques and tools of the trade are examined, and interviews with notorious graffiti writers from around the world are included. Filled with stunning and rare color photographs of some of the deadliest tags, throw-ups, cross-outs, and burners from the private collections of graffiti legends, this book will be treasured by graffiti writers, those fascinated by hip-hop culture, and individuals interested in urban art and the lives and motives of obsessive vandals.