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The History of L.A. Graffiti Art Volume Two – 1989 to 1994


The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art Volume One is one of our favorite books of all time and one of the number one resources used to help create L.A. Taco back in the early days. One of the pleasures of doing this website has been to meet many of the writers listed in the book and being able to put faces to the names from some of the most epic bombing campaigns in LA graffiti history. [Editors Note]

Here comes The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art Volume Two - 1989 to 1994. It was an amazing undertaking that took over 4 years to complete by authors Authors Robert “Wisk” Alva and Robert “Relax” Reiling. The most important part of the project now is printing of Volume Two. This is where you come in to support and make this project a reality. Check out the Kickstarter Campaign and help fund a piece of L.A. history. You won't be disappointed, as this is a worthy successor to Volume One. Keep reading for more details...

• First edition
• 458-pages
• 11" x 8.5" landscape
• 70+ candid interviews
• 1000+ full-color images
• $49.99 retail price without author's signatures
• Blackbook-inspired faux leather hardcover
• Silkscreen title and inset image
• Signed by Wisk and Relax
• Offered in the Rewards pledge levels


This volume illustrates just some of that street knowledge. It is set in time between 1989 and 1994, and geographically framed in the city of Los Angeles by the 210 Freeway to the north, the 91 to the south, the 605 to the east, and Pacific Coast Highway to the west. These are some of the stories that express the history of graffiti art as one of the most visible and aesthetically expressive cultural and social movement of all time. This book includes some of the stories that personalize the otherwise cryptic world of “all city” bombing, innovative piecing, and the “dark days” of graffiti. Read more via Kickstarter.


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