Flip The Script - Christian Packer

Distinctive hand style lettering is an essential skill for artists and designers. Deftly executed hand crafted letter forms are a nearly forgotten art in an age of endless free fonts. Graffiti is one of the last reservoirs of highly refined, well practiced penmanship.

The most reviled and persecuted form of Graffiti, the Tag, is seldom appreciated for the raw beauty of its skeletal letter forms. Most tags are removed immediately, and thus the casual viewer seldom has a chance to discern the difference between entry level and advanced hand styles.

Within the pages of Flip the Script, author Christian Acker has systematically analyzed the best graffiti hand styles, contextualizing the work of graffiti writers from around the United States. Acker presents the various lettering samples in a clean organized format, giving the material a proper, formal treatment evoking classic typography books.

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  • Graff bible
    Review by Neil / (Posted on 3/6/2017)
    Fill your brain with knowledge. This book has so much information in it. Tons of styles, will improve your skills.
  • a must for any nerd
    Review by Jake / (Posted on 12/22/2016)
    heard christian acker's interview on coupe's legends thursday podcast, bought the book. utterly perfect. reminds me of the first copy of subway art i ever had back in the day- any fan of tagging, typography, or graffiti history NEEDS to own this book.

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