Flip the Script by Christian P Acker starting at $ Flip the Script has 1 available editions to buy at Alibris. 10 years in the making, Handselecta is pleased to announce the release of our first book, Flip The Script. This original form of graffiti is brought to us in the book Flip the Script by Christian Acker. The handwriting from some of the most famous graffiti artist is shown on.
|Published:||28 June 2016|
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Graffiti was a matter of typography once upon a time; it still is today to those still honoring the art as something that grew from the practice of creating branded identity through paint strokes, approaching it not as an activity for the flip the script book of spectacle, but as a craft where individual letters were drawn rather than written.
One individual from the Handselecta project, Christian Acker, paid homage to the art by publishing a book— Flip the Flip the script book —that analyzes hand styles across America, focusing on the original urban centers where graffiti was first popularized: 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, flip the script book thus the casual viewer seldom has a chance to discern the difference between entry level and advanced hand styles. Changes in income across socioeconomic lines led to more free time for youths, allowing for greater educational opportunities, as well as more time to explore art and music—or to get in trouble.
Acker believes that with enough practice, anyone who can write the alphabet can learn to write in any of the styles in the book.
Do not forget whence you came. Imitation is a good first step, but imitation of the forms will not immediately result in the desired effect, for flow is equally important.