The History of American Graffiti : "The History of American Graffiti is the first truly comprehensive history of graffiti's secretive, illegal culture. If there were a college course on graffiti, this would be its textbook." -Shepard Fairey, artist Shepard Fairey is an influential American artist, known for this "Andre the Giant Has a Posse ( OBEY ) sticker campaign. His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama "HOPE" poster. Despite many small niche titles catering to graffiti's practitioners, there has never been a comprehensive and accessible book that details the full history- from the 1800s to the present day-of American graffiti. The History of American Graffiti is unlike anything ever published before on the subject. At 400 pages and featuring over 1,000 images, and interviews with more than five hundred key artists, it is the category game-changer and the ultimate word on the medium as told from the artists who created it. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent version and accordingly MAY NOT have a dust jacket.