Ever since hip-hop and punk music rose from the ashes of urban blight to become two of the most potent youth culture movements of the twentieth century, the worldís streets have taken center stage as vibrant sites of creativity. Learn More
For Tools of Criminal Mischief, Mr. Gastman has trawled his personal archive to present the quirky stories and visual oddities that inspire him personally: from the story of infamous Baltimore Graffiti Writer SHAKEN, to 1940s hobo train art, ’70s gang graffiti, photos of graffiti writers’ personal aerosol arsenals, spray paint collectibles and ephemera and more. Learn More
Juxtapoz: Art and Culture magazine was established by California artist Robert Williams in 1994 to document an exploding art movement emanating largely from the West Coast of the United States. Learn More
Wall Writers explores graffiti's eruption into mainstream society in the period of social turmoil in the late 1960s and early 70s, and takes a closer look not only at early graffiti's place on the wall but its place in the culture of the time. Learn More
In the past 10 years, screen printing has ballooned in popularity and a new class of artists has emerged. These artists stepped away from the psychedelic posters of the '60s and developed their own aesthetic, incorporating everything from hand-drawn type to found objects. Learn More
Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s explores the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene.
Vivid, comprehensive, and accessible, Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon’s The History of American Graffiti offers an unprecedented tour through this vibrant, controversial art form and the grassroots movement that surrounds it. Learn More