(SOLD): JINX and Mr. C. Compliments of Chicagohoodz: Chicago Street Gang Art & Culture.
(Port Townsend, WA): Feral House, 2019. First edition. Large format paperback. 373 pages. The book analyses the unique visual language and graphics of Chicago’s gangs, drawing upon decades of interviews, documentation, and collecting of memorabilia, and featuring commentary from gang members and Chicago artists. The volume additionally traces the development and consolidation of the neighbourhood street organization from doo-wop to hip-hop, from greasers to gangster rap, from dances, bands, and softball teams to racketeering, narcotics trafficking, and domestic terror. Illustrated throughout. A very good copy in wrappers. Great book.