DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop

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Harper Collins, Oct 14, 2008 - Art - 192 pages
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Compiled by legendary hip-hop designer Cey Adams, DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop is the first comprehensive anthology published in the name of the genre during the last thirty-five years. This landmark volume celebrates a culture that has made its mark on everything from fine art to the label on a bottle of Hawaiian Punch, including fashion, automobiles, movies, television, advertising, and sneakers. It highlights the careers and artwork of such crucial hip-hop elders as Lady Pink, Haze, Run-DMC, Dapper Dan, Buddy Esquire, Spike Lee, and Snoop Dogg as well as contemporary giants like Kehinde Wiley, Mr. Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Dalek, Mike Thompson, Jor One, and Claw Money, and dozens of others, DEFinition examines the evolution of hip-hop as a visual phenomenon with the historical depth that only an insider like Cey Adams can provide. Featuring more than 200 stunning photographs and illustrations as well as compelling essays by some of hip-hop's most seasoned voices, DEFinition illuminates the culture in a form that speaks to aficionados and newcomers alike.

 

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User Review  - kellersmomma - Overstock.com

nice large sturdy book...exactly what I expected and better. the pictures are great but the history is even better. Read full review

Contents

RUSSELL SIMMONS
8
CHAPTER THREE
86
TAMARA WARREN
106
ABOUT CEY ADAMS
139
184
184
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Cey Adams is a hip-hop graphic artist whose career has taken him from bombing subway trains to designing album covers, stage backdrops, sportswear, and indelible logos. His clients include Def Jam Recordings, Bad Boy Records, Roca Wear, Adidas, Burton Snowboards, Coca-Cola, MoËt & Chandon, Comedy Central, HBO, Warner Brothers, and many others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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