The Yerba Buena Center showings of the “Wall Writers” documentary may have sold out, but you can still find the Wall Writers: Graffiti In Its Innocence book in San Francisco! The book will be on sale at the showing on Saturday, and the following bookstores also have it in stock:
Painstakingly researched by writer, director and producer Roger Gastman, the Wall Writers project 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. The Wall Writers book explores not only early graf writing itself but the writers creating it, the new technology of spray paint that made it possible, and the culture that drove them to write — be it a need to rebel against the government, to pass a message, or simply be recognized by society — making it more comprehensive than any other book on the subject. The in-depth book includes interviews and profiles of some of the most prolific writers of the time, including TAKI 183, Cornbread, and dozens more.