Friday, 4 March 2011

These guys...

Ego trippin’? Euro trashin’? Straight up yard bashin’? Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no denying that the NT crew have been one of the most active all-rounder outfits in the post-millennial UK graffiti scene. For the past few years, the ten strong unit have been slapping their names across steel and concrete all over Britain, with occasional jaunts of a similar nature on foreign soil. But writers can’t live on reputations alone, ‘Network Terror’ provides an insight into NT’s extensive exploits.

Just as the NT crew are humble enough to admit that they’re not the first, the greatest or even the latest crew from the UK, ‘Network Terror’ is not the definitive history of the British scene or a domestic answer to ‘Subway Art’ two decades later. What it does promise, apart from being the first UK book of its kind, is a perspective on the graffiti subculture in its current climate from a crew who are actually out there doing it with style and substance.

Over a year in the making, the hardback book contains almost 1,000 photos and features interviews with each member of the NT crew, showing what they’ve really been up to while most of us were catching zeds. Crammed with classic wholecars, burning wall productions, hot tube action and never seen before evidence of intensive foreign stomping, the doubters, haters and uninitiated are likely to be left speechless. The rest of y’all will have something fresh to rest on the coffee table.

1 comment:

  1. As I always say, "Live by the hype, die by the hype"...